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Ernest Borgnine (1917–2012)

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. At age 18, after graduating from high... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercials: Pantheon Internet Kiosks. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Please, for heaven's sake, if anybody lives next to a hospital, a veteran's hospital or something, take a half hour, take an hour, take two hours, and go down there and visit our veterans. They would love to see you. Bring 'em flowers or something. Just to say hello. Believe me, they're hungry for people to come and see them... we owe freedom and opportunity to them. It's the least we can do. See more »


Remained good friends with Tim Conway during and after McHale's Navy (1962). See more »


Gruff, but gentle voice. See more »

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