Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...See full bio »
[on his popularity while playing the forty-five something Lt. Commander Quinton McHale on
McHale's Navy]: It's not exactly the Navy I remember. I don't think we could have won the war if we'd had one like this. But it's a lot more laughs.
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