Some things you may not have known about Ernest Borgnine
Academy-award-winner Ernest Borgnine died Sunday. He was 95.
July 8th, 2012
07:15 PM ET

Some things you may not have known about Ernest Borgnine

Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died at 95, his manager said Sunday. Here are some selected tidbits from CNN's library about the life and times of the actor:

His personal life

- He was born Ermes Effron Borgnine on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut.

- He had a quite a few divorces before his fifth and final marriage: Tova Traesnaes (February 24, 1973, to present). Donna Rancourt (June 30, 1965, to July 17, 1972). Ethel Merman (June 27, 1964, to May 25, 1965). Katy Jurado (December 31, 1959, to June 3, 1964). Rhoda Kemins (September 2, 1949, to August 29, 1958).

- He had three children: Nancee, 1952. Sharon, 1965. Cris, 1966.

- He went to the  Randall School of Drama in Hartford, Connecticut.

- He served in the U.S. Navy from 1935 to 1945.

Actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95

Key dates in his career

- 1949: He has his Broadway debut in "Harvey" as the asylum nurse.

- 1953: "From Here to Eternity" is released. The part of mean Sgt. Fatso Judson is Borgnine's breakout role.

- 1956: He wins an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and  a BAFTA best actor for 1955's "Marty."

- October 11, 1962 – April 12, 1966: "McHale's Navy" airs on ABC for 138 episodes. He gets an Emmy nomination for his role as Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale in 1963.

- January 22, 1984, to August 7, 1987: "Airwolf" airs on CBS for 55 episodes. Borgnine plays the role of Dominic.

- 2009: Emmy nomination as outstanding guest actor in a drama series for "ER."

Actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95

2010: Ernest Borgnine on 'Red' carpet

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