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#1 Grew up around the corner from my mother. These days and for a longtime that neighborhood has been a "No Go Zone" - Newhallville in New Haven.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-07-09 03:53||
#2 Borgnine joined the United States Navy in 1935, after graduation from James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut. He was discharged in 1941, re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II, and served until 1945 (a total of ten years), reaching the rate of gunner's mate 1st class. He served aboard the destroyer USS Lamberton (DD-119). His military decorations include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
You're not going to find entries like that on much of today's Hollyweird resumes.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-09 07:59||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-09 08:25||
#4 "McHale's" was funny (not least due to Tim Conway) and probably closest to Borgnine's real jokester personality. But for great acting jobs, I'd go with "Marty" and "The Wild Bunch", with maybe Fatso from "Here to Eternity" tossed in as an example of the classic "heavy"...
Posted by mojo 2012-07-09 15:49||
Posted by dk70 the scantily clad 2012-07-09 16:40||
#6 Ernest's secret to old age.
Posted by dk70 the scantily clad 2012-07-09 16:43||
#7 You gotta see him as the psycho train guard going after Lee Marvin in "Emperor of the North". Another one of the Great Movies Nobody Knows About...
Posted by tu3031 2012-07-09 19:00||
#8 I have that DVD, tu....
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-09 19:19||
#9 My dad owns a car that was used in an Ernest Borgnine movie. I think it was Emperor of the North. I'll have to go watch it now.
And for all you Spongebob fanatics out there, I believe Ernest also did the voice for Mermaid Man!
Posted by gorb 2012-07-09 22:00||
#10 Dare we fergit - AIRWOLF!?
Airwolf I, II were canceled too soon.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-07-09 22:12||