Ernest Borgnine, the dependable Academy
Award-winning actor who made a career out of playing working stiffs and
the heavy through a sturdy six decades of work in films, television and
Broadway, has died. He was 95.
Borgnine, who won the best actor Oscar for his sensitive portrayal of
the simple, love-starved butcher in the 1955 best picture winner Marty, died Sunday of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his longtime manager confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was surrounded by family.