RIP Ernest Borgnine and Bon Voyage, Mermaid Man (obit)

Academy Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning actor and producer Ernest Borgnine has died. The famed actor — and to the younger set, the ever unsteady voice of Spongebob’s elderly superhero Mermaid Man — Borgnine was 95.

The legendary actor died of renal failure at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Born Ermes Effron Borgnine on in Hamden, Connecticut, USA, Borgnine is legendary — particularly among Baby Boomers who recall the TV hit McHale’s Navy.

A full filmography is included below the fold, excerpted from the IMDb Borgnine entry.

Check out this video of Borgnine discussing his high-flying decade-spanning career –and how he felt about being the voice behind the geriatric Mermaid Man, of SpongeBob SquarePants fame.

Not at all ironically, the superhero cartoon character of Mermaid Man has a side kick in Barnacle Boy, played by his McHale’s Navy sidekick, actor Tim Conway.

Ernest Borgnine

Here the two are in comical form, as anyone with kids and definitely all kids know so well.
Ernest Borgnine

Born in Camden, CT, Ernest was a first generation Italian immigrant. His birth name was Borgnino. Married five times —  including a  matrimonial stint with Ethel Merman for about 33 days in 1964 — Borgnine leaves behind four children.
 Ernest Borgnine
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

We at aNewDomain.net deeply regret Borgnine’s passing and we wish his family the best at this difficult time.

Check out this list of Ernest Bornine movies, well worth watching this Friday the 13th.

Ernest Borgnine – Wikipedia … – wikipedia.org
1967, Dirty Dozen, TheThe Dirty Dozen, Major
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The Dirty Dozen 1967 3 and a half stars User Rating
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1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (TV movie)
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The Dirty Dozen” (1967), again for Robert Aldrich;
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1967 trailer for The Dirty Dozen
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The Dirty Dozen” and “The Wild
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The Dirty Dozen, 1967. Chuka
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Ernest Borgnine movies include The Dirty Dozen,
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officer in “The Dirty Dozen” (1967)
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Poseidon Adventure, TheThe Poseidon Adventure
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The Poseidon Adventure 1972 3 stars PG, 117 min.
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1972 The Poseidon Adventure Rogo. 1972 The
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survived “The Poseidon Adventure” (1973) and a
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The Poseidon Adventure,” “The
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The Poseidon Adventure, 1972
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The Poseidon Adventure, 1972, Mike Rogo
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The Poseidon Adventure” (1972),
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Of his role in The Wild Bunch, he later said, “I did
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The Wild Bunch (1969). The Dirty Dozen (1967)
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second in command of “The Wild Bunch” (1969) for
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The Wild Bunch (1969) Trailer
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Dozen” and “The Wild Bunch.”
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The Wild Bunch, 1969. A Bullet for
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The Wild Bunch, 1969, Dutch Engstrom. Ice Station
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classic “The Wild Bunch” (1969)
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On October 15, 2010 he appeared in Red, which was
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George Hearn, Red (voice). Adam Wylie, David
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Frank. 2010/I Red · Henry, The Records Keeper
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Play Movieland · The Amazing Spider-Man · Red
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Red stars John Malkovich, Bruce
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Year. Role. Red, 2010, Henry, the Records Keeper
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The Lion of Judah · Wishing Well (TV Movie); Red
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1953, From Here to Eternity, Staff Sergeant James R.
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From Here to Eternity 1953 4 stars N/R, 118 min.
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1953 From Here to Eternity Sgt. ‘Fatso’ Judson
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Sinatra’s Maggio in “From Here To Eternity” (1953).
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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY(1953)
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to death in “From Here to Eternity.
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From Here to Eternity, 1953
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movies by earning a role in From Here to Eternity.
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From Here to Eternity” (1953) as

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  • I failed to tell my hardheadz about this last night. I will let them know soon. I’m sure this will lead to a Sponge Bob marathon on my GoogleTV.  Yaaaaaay.  😐 

    -RAP, II

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