Ernest Borgnine, the prolific and beloved actor who won an Oscar for 1955’s “Marty,” has died.
Borgnine, 95, died Sunday (July 8) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. Family members were with him at the end.
Borgnine started acting after serving in the Navy during World War II and scored a plum role as sadistic Sgt. Fatso Judson in “From Here to Eternity” in 1953. He earned his lone Oscar nomination and win two years later for “Marty,” the story of a lonely butcher who finds love with a schoolteacher.
He pretty much never stopped acting, racking up hundreds of credits in both movies and television over the years. His filmography includes everything from violent Westerns (“The Wild Bunch”) to easygoing sitcoms (“McHale’s Navy,” “The Single Guy”) to animation (“SpongeBob SquarePants”).
Borgnine stayed on his game, too. He earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 for the Hallmark Channel movie “A Grandpa for Christmas” and a guest-acting Emmy nod two years later for the final episode of “ER.” The Screen Actors Guild gave him its life achievement award last year.