Ernest Borgnine was an American film, television, and voice actor who was active in the entertainment field for over six decades. He was famous for appearing in the movies and television series like ER, Love's Christmas Journey, Family Law, Home Improvement, Run for Your Life, Snatched, Small Soldiers, Young Warriors, and many others.
Early Life And Education Of Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917, and was 95 years old when he died. He was born in Hamden, Connecticut, the United States of America to Italian father Camillo Borgnino and mother Anna Boselli.
Ernest grew up with his siblings in Connecticut. He joined the United States Navy after completing high school and served for several years. He attended Randall School of Dramatic Art and joined Robert Porterfield Barter Theater.
Ernest was of American nationality and belonged to the mixed ethnicity (Italian-American.)
Ernest Borgnine's Career And Awards
Ernest was encouraged to pursue a career in acting by his mother after serving as a navy and working at a different factory job. After working at the theater for several years, he made his debut on Broadway playing male nurse character in Harvey.
Borgnine performance in theater led him to cast in the movie The Whistle at Eaton Falls where his outstanding performance received his big break in From Here to Eternity.
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His diligent acting led him to cast in numerous television series and movies including The Rabbit Trap, Black City, Ravagers, The American Hobo, Red, Snatched, and many others.
Ernest earned Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Emmy Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award from his acting career. Ernest also earned Ellis Island Medal of Honor and Golden Palm Star during his navy career.
Ernest Borgnine's Net Worth
Ernest Borgnine earned a tremendous amount of money from his acting career with a high paid salary. He also had earned the bulk amount of money while serving at Navy but the big chunk of the amount came from his acting career.
Ernest Borgnine's net worth was reported to be around $15 million during the time of his death. He definitely lived a lavish lifestyle.
Ernest Borgnine's Personal Life
Moving towards Ernest Borgnine's personal life, he has faced several ups and downs in his love affair. Ernest had dated numerous celebrities and was married five times.
He married wife Rhoda Kemins whom he met in the Navy. He then got married to actress Katy Jurado, singer Ethel Merman, Donna Rancourt, and Tova Traesnaes. He was the father of three daughters and a son with his wives.
Borgnine died at the age of 95 due to kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his family by his side.