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Ernest Borgnine

Borgnine in April 2010.
Personal information
Birth nameErmes Effron Borgnino
Birth dateJanuary 24, 1917(age 99)
Place of birthHamden, CT U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1951 present
SpouseRhoda Kemins (1949 58; divorced; 1 child)
Katy Jurado (1959 63; divorced)
Ethel Merman (1964 65; divorced)
Donna Rancourt (1965 72; divorced; 3 children)
Tova Traesnaes (1973 present)

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Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917) is an American actor of television and film. His career has spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, including his Academy Award-winning turn in the 1955 film Marty. On television, he played Quinton McHale in the 1962-66 series McHale's Navy and co-starred in the mid-1980s action series Airwolf, in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine is also known for his role as Mermaid Man in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Borgnine earned an Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the series ER.


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