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RIP Ernest Borgnine at 95

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Tommy_Dreamer, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    According to the AP bulletin at 5:07.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    CBS has it:

  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Anchors aweigh, Lt. Commander McHale.

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  4. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Not trying to cause an incident, but we're putting it A1.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So many great roles for him. The two that always stand out for me is the Poseidon Adventure and his guest star on Little House on the Prairie.

  6. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    Oddly enough I have a copy of one of his movies on my desk here at work.

    Escape From New York.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think the first thing I ever saw him in was "Super Fuzz," a terrible buddy cop film that ran incessantly on HBO in the early 80s.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    RIP fellow veteran and brother
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Before anyone asks, he was older than Abe Vigoda.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member


    Pike Bishop (William Holden): What would you do in his place? He gave his word.
    Dutch Engstrom (Borgnine): (dismissively) He gave his word to a railroad.
    Pike Bishop: It's his word!
    Dutch Engstrom: (angrily) That ain't what counts! It's who you give it to!

    Godspeed, Dutch!

    RIP to an actor's who highest moments were pretty high, especially from the afore-quoted Wild Bunch, one of the best movies ever made.

    He was also, somehow, connected to Milwaukee's Circus Parade. Not sure how that happened, but he seemed like a pretty good dude.
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  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    My first exposure to him was in the 80s TV show "Airwolf," also starring Jan Michael Vincent.

    Loved Borgnine in "The Poseidon Adventure." RIP
  12. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it, but that's one of the first things I thought of when I saw this thread title.

    Also, I remembered reading he had a marriage to Ethel Merman that lasted a matter of hours before they decided to separate.
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