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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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Filmed introduction and narrated trailer for The Catered Affair (1956). 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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Ermes Effron Borgnino


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I like my women a little big. Natural. Now, they shave this and wax that. It's not right. I love natural women. Big women. This trend in women has to go. Bulemia, anorexia. That's just wrong. You know what will cure that? My special sticky buns. One lick of my sticky buns and your appetite will come right back. See more »


Was the very first "center square" on The Hollywood Squares (1965) (during its premiere week in October 1966). See more »


Machiavellian eyebrows. See more »

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