He was one of our own.
Ten years in the Sea Service.
I shall miss him. I have grandchildren who know him from Sponge Bob. He touched so many generations.
He was one of us.
I always liked his performance in Marty.

Originally posted on Bring the heat, Bring the Stupid:

The sad news has just broken of the death of iconic character actor Ernest Borgnine.   Known to anyone in the Baby-Boomer generation who did not live in a cave as the skipper of PT-73, Commander Quinton McHale of McHale’s Navy, Borgnine was in actuality a Navy Veteran who enlisted in 1935 and served throughout World War II.

Borgnine, a native of Connecticut, got his first big break in film as the self-consciously homely Marty in the film by the same name, which earned him an Oscar.   He was also the villainous and brutal jailer Sergeant of the Guard Fatso Judson in From Here to Eternity, who beats Frank Sinatra’s character Maggio to death.  Borgnine starred in, or appeared in, a great many other movies, including The Wild Bunch, with Bill Holden, The Dirty Dozen, and Bad Day at Black Rock.

He will be best known…

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  1. Reblogged this on The Lexicans and commented:

    I reblogged this from Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid to Among The Joshua Trees first. As a grade school kid I love McHale’s Navy.
    I suppose we all were in that group.

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