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Ernest Borgnine

Actor Ernest Borgnine
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Full Name: Ermes Effron Borgnino
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: China Corsair (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953) and Marty (1955).

Born: January 24, 1917
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: July 8, 2012 (aged 95)
Cause of Death: Renal failure

Married Life

  • 1964-06-27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1964-07-28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1955-04-11 "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair premieres in New York (Best Picture 1956)
  • 1956-02-23 13th Golden Globes: "East of Eden", Ernest Borgnine, & Anna Magnani win
  • 1956-03-21 28th Academy Awards: "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win
  • 1967-06-15 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US
  • 1969-06-18 "The Wild Bunch", directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

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