RIP: Ernest Borgnine

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    What sad news.

    Many of us had the chance to meet and speak with Ernest
    a few years back during EMA in 2007. Check out the photos.

    Despite the fact he scolded me for mentioning I would post
    video I was taking of him on the Internet, I thought he was an
    extremely sweet individual. He had great stories to tell.
     
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    Ron,

    Agreed, he was one of the highlights of that week. He was a great actor and he seemed like a great guy.
     
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    That Poseidon Adventure Blu-ray gets watched now.

    RIP and thank you, sir.
     
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    Loved him in "Jesus of Nazareth" and "Demetrius and the Gladiators."
     
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    What sad news. It definitely was a treat hearing him speak to us at EMA, and then catching him on his scooter in the hallway. We should all age so well and live such a full life.
     
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    My ten favorite Borgnine films.

    Violent Saturday
    From Here to Eternity
    Jubal
    Marty
    The Vikings
    Man on a String
    Torpedo Run
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Emperor of the North Pole
    The Wild Bunch (#1)
     
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    In addition to his more well-known film and TV work, he had a really fun appearance on The Simpsons.
     
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    Don't forget Mermaid Man!
     
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    Sad news. He's one I'll really miss...
     
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    As far as I can tell, he was the last living member of the cast of From Here To Eternity.
     
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    Wonderful photos, Sam. He had a great laugh, and you captured it.
     
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    Thanks for the wonderful photos!
    An incredible career. He was working very regularly through the end of last year.
    In this clip, Mr. Borgnine, then 91 years old, revealed the secret of his longevity:
     
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    Such sad news. I just watched "The Poseidon Adventure" a week ago. One of my favorite actors. He will be missed.
    RIP "Marty".
    Doug
     
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    RIP,,,,,, He had a long life! Glad I was there to share in it.
     
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    He did good. 95 is good.
    Marty was wonderful. I loved him in that working with Frank Sutton.
    A part of a great ensemble cast in Flight of the Phoenix.
    Don't forget that Little House episode with him on the mountain. Among the best of that series.
     
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    I forgot about that great episode and the amount of discussion it generated as to whether Jonathan was a mountain man or a more angelic being.
     
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    It does leave that open. I'm not the most religious person, but I'd definitely lean towards him being from above. But like a good Twilight Zone episode, it doesn't say either way and leaves you thinking. :)
     
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