02:18 AM EDT 12/16/2014
Originally posted 07/08/2012 05:30PM
Longtime screen star Ernest Borgnine died Sunday of renal failure, his spokesman Harry Flynn told the Associated Press. He was 95.
He was surrounded by his family at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the report.
While he often played the bad guy, Borgnine – who was known for his off-screen professionalism and friendliness – enjoyed a six-decade career that was also filled with many affable roles, from his sensitive, Oscar-winning turn as a homely Bronx butcher who finds love in 1955's Marty, to his popular Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale on ABC's 1962-66 World War II sitcom McHale's Navy.
Originally posted 01/30/2011 09:25PM
The Screen Actors Guild honored Ernest Borgnine with its Life Achievement Award – and he honored the acting profession right back.
"There are millions of those around the world who would love to be in our shoes," Borgnine, 94, told the crowd in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, after Morgan Freeman presented him his award.
Calling acting a "privilege," Borgnine added, "I hope we will never let our dedication to our craft fail, and we will always give our best to our profession."
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