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Actor Ernest Borgnine was known for blustery, often (Credit: AP)

Actor Ernest Borgnine was known for blustery, often villainous roles, but he won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955. He died July 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. He was 95. (January 16, 2005) Newsday's obituary for Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine through the years

A photo gallery of Ernest Borgnine.

Actor Ernest Borgnine was known for blustery, often
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Actor Ernest Borgnine was known for blustery, often villainous roles, but he won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955. He died July 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. He was 95. (January 16, 2005) Newsday's obituary for Ernest Borgnine

[20091105 (LA/A33) -- Ballantine, second from right, played
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[20091105 (LA/A33) -- Ballantine, second from right, played Lester Gruber on "McHale's Navy," starring Ernest Borgnine, center. At right is Tim Conway. -- PHOTOGRAPHER: ABC] *** [1965 file photo of the cast of McHale's Navy celebrating their 100th episode. Carl Ballantine is in sailor hat, on right, behind Tim Conway. for Ballantine obit.]

ADVANCE FOR PMS OF MONDAY, JUNE 15, WITH
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ADVANCE FOR PMS OF MONDAY, JUNE 15, WITH THOMAS COLUMN HOLLYWOOD, JUNE 15 THEIR WEDDING DAY DATE DRAWS NEAR One of Hollywood's most notable weddings in years is shaping up for June 26 when Ethel Merman and Ernest borgnine are married in the garden of his Beverly Hills home. she says her wedding gown will be of chiffon in three shades of yellow, street length with scooped neckline and stiff bodice. This is a January 1964 photo. Film Image

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** FILE ** Actor Ernest Borgnine and his
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** FILE ** Actor Ernest Borgnine and his wife, Katy Jurado, embrace on the set of the the film "The Brigands" while shooting in Manziana, north of Rome, Italy, in this July 29, 1961 file photo. Jurado, the Mexican actress who played a sultry wildcat in some of the top American films of the 1950s and gained an Academy Award nomination, died Friday, July 5, 2002 at the age of 78. (AP Photo/File)

NBC109 8/20/96 THE SINGLE GUY -- SEASON PREMIERE
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NBC109 8/20/96 THE SINGLE GUY -- SEASON PREMIERE -- PREMIERE DATE: Thurs., Sept. 19 (8:30-9p.m.ET) -- Pictured: (l-r) Jonathan Silverman, Olivia d'Abo, Ernest Borgnine -- THE SINGLE GUY -- "The Single Guy," featuring Jonathan Silverman ("Brighton Beach Memoirs") as the last single guy among a close circle of friends, enters its second season on NBC as a ratings hit (ranked No. 6 in its first season). As fledgling novelist Jonathan Eliot (Silverman) rides the bumpy road to finding success in a relationship and in his chosen field, his eclectic group of friends patiently cheer him on. New to the group is Marie (Olivia d'Abo, "The Wonder Years"), an attractive English woman who moves into Jonathan's apartment building after a messy divorce. Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine ("Marty," "McHale's Navy") stars as Jonathan and Marie's jovial doorman, Manny. -- NBC Photo: James Sorensen.

(l-r) Stella Stevens and Ernest Borgnine in a
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(l-r) Stella Stevens and Ernest Borgnine in a scene from " The Poseidon Adventure " a 1979 20th Century -F film release. Handout art from 20th Century Fox.flatbed B&W scan 7.9 m file

2007-- Academy Award� and Golden Globe winner Ernest
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2007-- Academy Award� and Golden Globe winner Ernest Borgnine and Juliette Goglia play grandfather and granddaughter who razzle-dazzle their way through life�s difficult circumstances in "A Grandpa for Christmas," a Hallmark Original Movie, premiering Saturday, November 24, 9:00 PM.

FILE - In this July 1, 1969, file
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FILE - In this July 1, 1969, file photo, actor Ernest Borgnine poses in front of his home in the mountains above Hollywood, Calif. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)

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FILE - In this March 21, 1956, file
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FILE - In this March 21, 1956, file photo, award presenter Grace Kelly poses with Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine at the 28th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., where Borgnine won best actor for his role in "Marty." A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/File)

Ernest Borgnine makes chief. Academy Award winning actor
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Ernest Borgnine makes chief. Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine, who served in the Navy for 10 years, received honorary rank of "chief petty officer" while in Washington, D.C. In the Navy, Borgnine was a gunner's mate 1st Class but he dreamed of "making chief." Borgnine received the rank from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott -- the Navy's highest ranking sailor -- for Borgnine's support of the Navy and Navy families worldwide. (PRNewsFoto)

Ernest Borgnine - who won an Oscar for

Ernest Borgnine - who won an Oscar for his role in the 1955 film 'Marty' and played the commander in the 1960's TV series 'McHale's Navy' - has died in Los Angeles. (July 8)

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 1980, file
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 1980, file photo, actor Ernest Borgnine arrives with his wife, Tova, at the American Film Institute's salute to actor Jimmy Stewart in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/ Lennox McLendon, File)

FILE---Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine smiles while his companion
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FILE---Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine smiles while his companion reaches for a tempting morsel in a 1963 scene from ABC-TV's "McHale's Navy." Borgnine has re-enlisted in ``McHale's Navy.'' The 79-year-old actor, who starred as skipper Quinton McHale in the 1962-66 TV comedy, has signed up for a part in the new feature film version of the show, Borgnine publicist Harry Flynn said Tuesday, April 30, 1996. Tom Arnold stars as McHale in the big-screen version. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - This June 1, 1973, file photo,
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FILE - This June 1, 1973, file photo, shows Ernest Borgnine in New York. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

FILE - In this June 18, 1985, file
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FILE - In this June 18, 1985, file photo, Ernest Borgnine holds a giant cupcake dressed as a clown in Los Angeles, for the revival of the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Robert Gabriel, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2010, file
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2010, file photo, cast member Ernest Borgnine, right, and his wife, Tova, arrive at a special screening of the film "Red" in Los Angeles. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2008, file
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2008, file photo, actor Ernest Borgnine displays for a television crew, his Golden Globe, right, and Oscar awards he received in 1956 for the movie 'Marty' in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010, file
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, actor Ernest Borgnine poses for a portrait at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman said Sunday, July 8, 2012, that Borgnine has died at the age of 95. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

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