Home - by BigFurHat - July 8, 2012 - 19:34 America/New_York - 45 Comments
July 8th, 2012
Shiite….another one….damn….RIP Ernest. I will remember you from waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy back when. Damn….
I said jog right!
Calm seas and fair winds Commander McHale.
Ernest Borgnine. What a great actor. Easy to hate,”Bad day at Black Rock” and “From Here to Eternity” and easy to love, “Marty” and McHales Navy. and so many others. A true American. Rest in Peace Ernie.
A part of us goes with you.
Rest in Peace, Ernest. We’ll miss you.
He was one of the good guys (strong conservative).
Good ridence homophobe.
I enjoyed his work in McHale’s Navy, movies not so much, but the man was a trooper and kept working. I very much respect that. RIP
Let me be clear, I did not care for the CHARACTERS he played in movies, nothing against the man himself.
We are continually losing the talents that helped make this country great.
Who is there to replace these giants? Pitt, Clooney, Cruise, Rock, Maher?
Lord, help us!
According to the gaiety of liberal Larry, if you are not among the <10% of sexually dysfunctional minority than you need to be chastised. While queers are but a fraction of the normal population, they want to RULE over the majority.
We don't even attack them for their vile beliefs yet they constantly demand recognition.
Moe Tom. You forgot he best. Sam Peckinpah’s the Wild Bunch. The guy was a true hero.
Smoke & mirrors. He’s been gone for seventy-one years. Robert E. Lee Prewitt killed him outside Schofield Barracks in 1941 because “Fatso” didn’t like Frank Sinatra’s singing.
My favorites; The Dirty Dozen, The Black Hole.
Who is there to replace these giants? Pitt, Clooney, Cruise, Rock, Maher
Excellent point.Compare these false idols to, Gary Cooper, Robert Ryan, Jimmie Stewart, William Holden, Clint Walker, and of course John Wayne. Not hard to see whats happened to this country. Ernest Borgnine certainly belonged in that list.
MN, Why bring Michelle Obama into this discussion?
@Bad Brad, I was’nt thinking straight, had that damn booty bop song stuck in my head.
And a 10 year navy vet to boot. A salute to you Lt Cmdr McHale.
Ernie’s secret to living a long life….
Brad. I didn’t forget. I’ve seen all his movies. The Wild Bunch with William Holden was a winner also The Dirty Dozen as the wiley General who favored Lee Marvin over Robert Ryan in the matchup. All these guys were great. Today’s crop of actors, excluding Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, and Duvall, Really suck.
Remove Tommy Lee Jones (Gores room mate in college) replace with Tom Selleck and we are in total agreement.
Bad Brad. Agreed.
He had a lesser-known part in one of my husband’s favorite movies, Jesus of Nazareth. I always loved his role as the centurion, and the part of the film where he is watching Jesus die on the cross always made me cry. I found this post on the web today where Ernest talks about filming that scene. Now I know why it made me cry!
He was married to Ethel Merman for just one month. My uncle once joked about the marriage being so short due to her singing in that Ethel Merman way at certan moments during the honeymoon.
Redacted. Nice link.
We lose another of the irreplaceable greats. He worked and laughed until almost the last minute. He gave an interview to Robert Osborne on TCM – not long ago but I can’t give the exact date – which was absolutely enchanting.
Don’t dare tell my husband about this- he will be crushed.
July 9th, 2012
Mermaid Man. Some of the best of his Oeuvre
Stranded in Sonoma
Don’t forget that he played the cabbie in Escape from New York, the spy Boris Vaslov in Ice Station Zebra, and the passenger Trucker Cobb in Flight of the Phoenix. Great pictures.
Rest in Peace Mr. Borgnine. Thank you for the quality entertainment and the service to your country.
Unneutral: Gee I missed liberal larry’s slur. But no matter.
Mr. Borgnine served in the Pacific during WW11, actually he served from 1935 to 1945 in the Navy.
His friend Robert Ryan, a Marine, served with the O.S.S. in Yugoslavia. (O.S.S. now C.I.A.) Another acting buddy of his, Lee Marvin, also a Marine, served in the Pacific and was wounded. He was awarded the purple Heart. That was before they came in cerial boxes, like the one John Kerry got.
So there, liberal larry, you have it. Stick around homo, some good might rub off on you.
Tell me Tim Conway is well…
@Liberal Larry — Drop dead heterophobe.
Hmmmm…troll feeding. It’s tempting, I know. But we all know that trolls only stink up the joint, right?
I’d rather choke them.
liberal larry must me james himes. They spell alike. It’s Riddance. you asswipe, not ridence.
What will Barnacle Boy do now?
It’s funny how you change. I watched Marty the first time when I was young and thought it was a boring movie. Fast forward a few years and I watched it again and finally understood it and appreciated the acting job Borgnine did. Don’t forget AirWolf, kind of hokey but fun to watch him play off Jan Vincent as the crusty old Santini.
CIC — Tim Conway is alive and well. His son, Tim Conway, Jr has a daily radio show in LA M-F from 7 pm to 10 pm on KFI 640 am. I expect we’ll hear remembrances from Tim, Jr. Tim, Sr calls in from time to time.
RIP Mr. Borgnine — you were a class act and many could take lessons from you. Thank you for your service to this great nation and thank you for entertaining us so well over all these years.
Sad news. He’s one of the last of a generation that we’ll never see again.
Far as I know, the only actor I’ve ever met. 1977, I was working in a gunshop in a mall. He came in looking for thermal underwear, which we had. All by him self. Was in town making a Disney film that had some of the scenes shot at a local private school campus. He handled some of the rifels we had on the wall, seemed quite knowledgeable about firearms in general. Made a positive impression on a 17 year old kid. Seemed to me to be a true gentleman.
@Liberal Larry: Learn to spell, queer.
I “hated” Ernie when I was a kid because he played the heavy in his movies in the early 50′s. Then came McCale’s Navy, in which he played the straight man to Tim Conway, Joe Flynn and a cast of great comedians.
Recently viewed RED, with Bruce Willis. Ernie had a small role but he was great.
I loved a story he related to Bill O’Really about John Wayne, who asked Ernie why they’d never worked together. Ernie dead pans, “Because you’re afraid to work with real actors.”
I can just imagine those two laughing their heads off, then and now. RIP Marty!
I told my hubby that Ernest Borgnine had died, and he said, “First Andy Griffith. Now Skipper. Who’s next, Dick Van Dyke?”
Dirty Lyle…RIP. Good man, good conservative.
Oh, and fuck you, liberal larry. A ball-check on you would take less than a second.
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