Oscar Award Winning Actor Ernest Borgnine Dies in L.A.

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Actor Ernest Borgnine, 95,  has passed away in California his spokesperson confirms.   The actor passed away in the hospital surrounded by his family.

Borgnine became known by tv audiences in the 1960s TV comedy “McHale’s Navy.”  He attracted notice in the early 1950s in villain roles, notably as the vicious Fatso Judson, who beat Frank Sinatra to death in “From Here to Eternity.”

Then came “Marty,” a low-budget film based on a Paddy Chayefsky television play that starred Rod Steiger. Borgnine played a 34-year-old who fears he is so unattractive he will never find romance. Then, at a dance, he meets a girl with the same fear.