Ernest Borgnine - Ernest Borgnine: A Look Back At A Great Man's Life

Hollywood veteran Ernest Borgnine has died at the age of 95 after a lifetime of memorable TV and movie roles.
The American film and TV actor, real name Ermes Effron Borgnino, was born on 24 January, 1917, and passed away on Sunday (08Jul12) after suffering kidney failure.
Borgnine joined the United States Navy in 1935 after graduating from high school and was discharged in 1941. He enrolled again when the U.S. entered World War II and served until 1945.
Once his naval career ended, Borgnine's mother encouraged him to pursue acting jobs and he landed his first role in play State of the Union in 1947. He made his Broadway debut as a nurse in the play Harvey.
In 1951 Borgnine moved to Los Angeles and, after a series of small roles in Hollywood productions, he received his first big movie break in 1953 classic From Here to Eternity. His big screen debut featured one scene in which his character Fatso Judson beat co-star Frank Sinatra's leading man to death.
Three years later, Borgnine was an Oscar winner thanks to his portrayal of the title role in director Delbert Mann's Marty.
His other film hits included The Poseidon Adventure, Emperor of the North Pole, The Vikings, Escape From New York, The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra, The Wild Bunch and The Flight of the Phoenix.
On TV, he enjoyed runs in Future Cop, Wagon Train and he led the cast on MCHale's Navy. He also provided the voice for Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants.
Borgnine became the oldest performer to receive a Golden Globe nomination for his role in 2007 Tv film A Grandpa for Christmas and was handed a lifetime achievement award at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last year (11).
He died after recently completing what will be his final film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez.


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Old-timers Ernest Borgnine & Mickey Rooney Team Up For Night Club 1664141 News Hollywood old-timers Ernest Borgnine and Mickey Rooney have teamed up for a wacky new movie about a group of pensioners who turn their nursing home into a nightclub.
The two nonagenarians will play roommates and team up with former M*A*S*H star Sally Kellerman, Paul Sorvino and filmmaker Ron Howard's father Rance in Night Club, the first film by realtor-turned-moviemaker Larry Delrose's Italian American Films group.
The star-studded movie will also feature American Pie actress Natasha Lyonne and Clint Eastwood's Gran Turino neighbour Ahney Her.
The picture will close the upcoming Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona next month (07Apr11).
Delrose tells WENN, "The film presents the idea that one is never too young or too old to find inspiration and meaning in life.
"It is a unique saga about three Usc (University of Southern California) students who get a job on the night shift at a nursing home. With the help of one of the home's residents, they improve things there in a very unusual way... There is music and lots of hugging and Italian singing!"
Through his new production company, Delrose hopes to make movies that portray Italian-Americans in a good light following decades of movies about the Mafia.
Rooney has hit the headlines recently after accusing his stepson Christopher Aber of elder abuse.
On Friday (25Mar11), a judge ruled the movie veteran's legal and financial affairs will remain under the permanent control of his lawyer, Michael Augustine, who was appointed temporary conservator in February (11) after the Oscar-winner filed court papers claiming his stepson had been trying to convince him to sign over control of his assets.
The 90 year old alleged he feared for his safety and in a sworn declaration to the court, Augustine claimed he had found $400,000 (£250,000) missing from one of the star's bank accounts. A judge granted his request for a restraining order against Aber and his wife.
The restraining order against the Abers has not been extended, but the couple has reportedly agreed to stay away from Rooney.
Hollywood old-timers Ernest Borgnine and Mickey Rooney have teamed up for a wacky new movie about a group of pensioners who turn their nursing home into a nightclub.
The two nonagenarians will play roommates and team up with former M*A*S*H star Sally Kellerman, Paul Sorvino and filmmaker Ron Howard's father Rance in Night Club, the first film by realtor-turned-moviemaker Larry Delrose's Italian American Films group.
The star-studded movie will also feature American Pie actress Natasha Lyonne and Clint Eastwood's Gran Turino neighbour Ahney Her.
The picture will close the upcoming Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona next month (07Apr11).
Delrose tells WENN, "The film presents the idea that one is never too young or too old to find inspiration and meaning in life.
"It is a unique saga about three Usc (University of Southern California) students who get a job on the night shift at a nursing home. With the help of one of the home's residents, they improve things there in a very unusual way... There is music and lots of hugging and Italian singing!"
Through his new production company, Delrose hopes to make movies that portray Italian-Americans in a good light following decades of movies about the Mafia.
Rooney has hit the headlines recently after accusing his stepson Christopher Aber of elder abuse.
On Friday (25Mar11), a judge ruled the movie veteran's legal and financial affairs will remain under the permanent control of his lawyer, Michael Augustine, who was appointed temporary conservator in February (11) after the Oscar-winner filed court papers claiming his stepson had been trying to convince him to sign over control of his assets.
The 90 year old alleged he feared for his safety and in a sworn declaration to the court, Augustine claimed he had found $400,000 (£250,000) missing from one of the star's bank accounts. A judge granted his request for a restraining order against Aber and his wife.
The restraining order against the Abers has not been extended, but the couple has reportedly agreed to stay away from Rooney.
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Borgnine's Daughter Attempted Suicide 1665809 News Veteran movie star Ernest Borgnine has been nursing a secret heartache after one of his daughters allegedly attempted to commit suicide last month (Feb11).
The 94-year-old actor has returned to the spotlight in recent months after receiving the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in January (11).
But his career honour has been overshadowed by personal turmoil - U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer reports his 45-year-old daughter Sharon Borgnine Halverson suffered an overdose on prescription medication on 15 February (11).
Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm confirms officers responded to an emergency call from a pal at Halverson's address in Moose Lake, Minnesota, where a woman was found "unresponsive".
Halverson, Borgnine's eldest daughter with fourth wife Donna Rancourt, was subsequently released from hospital.
Veteran movie star Ernest Borgnine has been nursing a secret heartache after one of his daughters allegedly attempted to commit suicide last month (Feb11).
The 94-year-old actor has returned to the spotlight in recent months after receiving the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in January (11).
But his career honour has been overshadowed by personal turmoil - U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer reports his 45-year-old daughter Sharon Borgnine Halverson suffered an overdose on prescription medication on 15 February (11).
Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm confirms officers responded to an emergency call from a pal at Halverson's address in Moose Lake, Minnesota, where a woman was found "unresponsive".
Halverson, Borgnine's eldest daughter with fourth wife Donna Rancourt, was subsequently released from hospital.
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Red 2073909 Videos 25th August 2010

What happens to retired agents? Well, most of them retire and leave the life of espionage for something altogether more normal. Frank Moses is one of those guys, in his time he was one of the CIA's top black ops agents but now he's left his old life behind him for retirement, there's one slight problem with Frank's retirement plan, his CIA file has been marked RED, Retired and Extremely Dangerous. Frank and his old work colleagues must reunite and find answers to why they've become the CIA's most wanted.

Frank recruits the help of some of the best agents he knows, the charming and seemingly harmless Joe Matheson, an explosive expert by the name of Marvin Boggs and last but far from least, a sniper by the name of Victoria. Together the old team fights the new agents in a bid to clear their names and win their safety.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, James Remar, Mary-Louise Parker, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine, Michelle Nolden,

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian

See RED in US cinemas this October 22

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