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 »
[In 1971, promoting
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?] Research is a crock. All the necessary research is done by the author. Why should I do the research on his research? The only thing I did was bring my characterization to Cook (Director Fielder Cook) and then we worked on it. Sam Hill is a good, likable guy, but you can also get mad at him. The character should have a controversial quality.
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