Golden Globe winner Ernest Borgnine, whose most recent film was the 2010 action comedy Red, has died aged 95. He was the oldest living winner of a best actor Golden Globe, which he received in 1956 for his role in Marty. He was nominated again in 2008 for the TV movie A Grandpa for Christmas.
Borgnine, who starred on television as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the comedy series McHale’s Navy which ran from 1962-66, and in a feature film based on the series in 1964, worked consistently and in a wide variety of films, with some 200-odd screen appearances during his 66-year acting career. Apart from Marty, one of his best-known film roles was as Fatso in From Here to Eternity.
In 2011, the Screen Actors Guild lauded him with the life achievement award during the 17th annual SAG Awards.
Borgnine’s fifth wife, the former Tova Newman, is known for a successful line of cosmetic products. In addition to her, he is survived by a daughter by his first wife, and three children from his fourth marriage, including Cris, an actor-cinematographer.
|8th June 2012,|