Mancow: Cow Salutes Actor Ernest Borgnine, Dead @ 95

Actor Ernest Borgnine died at the ag ofe 95, great actor…

The television series MCHALE’S NAVY had a great cast along with Borgnine. Joe Flynn as Capt. Binghamton was great. Tim Conway as Lt Parker was very funny. I remember watching Borgnine water skiing behind a PT boat and drinking beer. He was also great as Fatso Judson in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. Everybody said he was one of the nicest guys in Hollywood and he was.

I think he has Hollywood’s record for the shortest marriage, which is totally understandable since he married Ethel Merman. With that grating voice of hers one can only surmise that Bognine must have been very drunk when he married her.

I loved him in:

THE DIRTY DOZEN
AIRWOLF
THE WILD BUNCH
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
DEVIL’S RAIN
ICE STATION ZEBRA
THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

Those and many other tv shows and films.

So we lost two great actors recently, Andy Griffith and Ernest Borgnine.

I’ll never forget the day when Borgnine stood misty-eyed in my studio at State & Lake, looking across at the famed Chicago Theatre. I asked him what was wrong and he said he was missing his friend Irv Kupcinet who had interviewed him after the opening gala of "Marty" in front of the theatre.

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4 Responses to Mancow: Cow Salutes Actor Ernest Borgnine, Dead @ 95

  1. harley says:

    why was smarmymans comment taken down?
    it was great…he said he masturbated…luckily i got a screen shot!!!!!!!!!! He’s one strange dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. smartman says:

    @harley
    Get in the game. The comment that Ernie made about masturbating as a key to his longevity in 2008 on Fox and Friends when he was promoting his book is on the Ann Margret post Craig put up yesterday.

  3. Hot Carl says:

    Legend has it that Ethel divorced him because Ernest enjoyed giving her the “Dutch Oven.” Google it and then laugh like hell.

  4. smartman says:

    Double Dutch
    Hot Carl. I had never heard that. Didn’t have to google as I am a connoisseur of the disgusting and practical joke arts. The vision of Ernie dutching Ethel is pee your pants hilarious.

    Harley’s mom and dad dutched him frequently as a small child, hence the brain damage.

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