Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine has died, his longtime spokesman Harry Flynn confirmed Sunday. Borgnine was 95. Born Ermes Effron Borgnino in 1917 in Hamden, Conn., Borgnine began acting in the Navy during World War II. He made his film debut in 1951’s The Whistle at Eaton Falls and won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in 1955’s Marty. Over his five-decade career, Borgnine’s impressive résumé included The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch, All Quiet on the Western Front, and The Poseidon Adventure, and he starred in the ABC comedy series McHale’s Navy from 1962 to 1966. In 2009 he was nominated for a guest-star Emmy for an appearance on ER, and he even appeared in 2011’s Love’s Christmas Journey.
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