R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine
Ernie Borgnine ist am Wochenende im Alter von 95 Jahren gestorben. Der Mann hat in ungefähr allen Filmen mitgespielt, die es gibt und nicht wenige Flicks aus seiner Filmographie sind Lieblingsfilme von mir: Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch, The Poseidon Adventure, Convoy und natürlich: Escape from New York. Im Fernsehen kenne ich ihn vor allem aus Airwolf. Cabby ist tot. Fuck.
Actor Ernest Borgnine, whose barrel-chested, bulldog looks made him a natural for tough-guy roles in films like “From Here to Eternity” but who won an Oscar for playing a sensitive loner in “Marty,” died on Sunday at age 95, his publicist said.
The real-life U.S. Navy veteran who became a household name during the 1960s by starring as the maverick commander of a World War Two patrol boat in the popular television comedy “McHale’s Navy,” died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, longtime spokesman Harry Flynn said.
Borgnine, who continued to work until very recently, had been the oldest living recipient of an Academy Award for best actor, Flynn said.
A statement from the actor’s family said he “had been in excellent health until a recent illness.” Flynn said Borgnine recovered from unspecified surgery he underwent a month ago but his condition deteriorated rapidly after he visited the hospital on Tuesday for a medical checkup.