Ernest Borgnine, Actor In 'Marty,' 'From Here to Eternity' and 'SpongeBob,' Dies at 95
Ernest Borgnine, an Academy Award-winning actor, died in Los Angeles today at the age of 95.He died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, a publicist told City News Service. He had a long career on TV and in the movies ranging from a role as a tough guy on "From Here to Eternity" to the voice of Mermaid Man on "SpongeBob."
Borgnine won an award for Best Actor for his role as a butcher in love in the movie "Marty," and he also won a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild.
He even earned fame in the internet age, when he stage-whispered his secret to living a long healthy life in the video below:
In this scene "From Here to Eternity" (1953), he plays Staff Sergeant James R. "Fatso" Judson. He hints at the abuse Pvt. Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra) will suffer should he ever end up being sentenced to the stockade:
Borgnine won an Oscar for his role as "Marty" in 1955, beating out Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy and James Cagney. Here's the trailer for the film:
Borgnine took on lighter roles, too, such as the voice of the Mermaid Man in "SpongeBob SquarePants" or a Navy commander in the TV show "McHale's Navy:"