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Ernest Borgnine

Date of Death: July 08, 2012 (95)

Birth Place: Hamden, CT, USA

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Borgnine made his Broadway debut as the hospital attendant in Harvey in 1949, followed by the role of Nelson in Mrs. McThing in 1952. His very first stage role was for Virginia's Barter Theatre production of State of the Union, which led to him to the role of the Gentleman Caller in Barter's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

In Borgnine's breakout film, From Here to Eternity (1951), he played Sergeant "Fatso" Judson opposite Frank Sinatra. A well-known character actor, Borgnine also starred in the films Johnny Guitar, Vera Cruz, Bad Day at Black Rock, Marty (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), The Vikings, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station ZEbra, The Poseidon Adventure, The Black Hole, Escape from New York, The Wild Bunch and many more. He more recently appeared in the movie Red.

On television, Borgnine appeared in McHale's Navy, Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Short Short Dramas, Waterfront, The Lone Wolf, Fireside Theatre, Laramie, The Blue Angles, Run for Your Life, Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., Highway to Heaven, Murder, She Wrote, Walker, Texas Ranger, Touched by an Angel, and ER, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009.

The Screen Actors Guild honored Borgnine with its annual Life Achievement Award in 2011.

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I live in Florida, and I love Florida; Florida has amazing people and an amazing LGBTQ community, but, as you know, the government really isn't on our side there. When the drag bans started to happen, it really freaked you out because it happened like suddenly you weren't allowed to perform outside in Florida. People didn't know this happened, but many of the Pride Celebrations in Florida were canceled.
Interview: Varla Jean Merman STANDs BY Her DRAG For One-Nighter @ Catalina Jazz Club

Drag icon Varla Jean Merman brings her latest one-woman show Stand By Your Drag to the Catalina Jazz Club for one night only April 23, 2024. Varla Jean found time after her Palm Springs engagement to answer a few of my queries. 
Celebration of Life For William 'Bill' Frederick Lomas, 'The Parade King,' To Be Held Next Weekend

A Celebration of Life Service for the late William “Bill” Frederick Lomas, known in the entertainment world as “The Parade King,” will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 1:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Dan Dutch at Desert Reign Church.
Interview: Tommi Rose on LA CAGE Reigniting His Career & Passion

La Cage, an immersive variety show inspired by the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub (which opened in 1981 on La Cienega Blvd) will launch the Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic Cinegrill Theatre October 5, 2023, and then run every Friday through January 19, 2024. Original La Cage member Tommi Rose steps into the formidable emcee heels of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub drag legend James 'Gypsy' Haake in this new re-imagined La Cage!
Interview: Deborah Robin on Portraying Doris Day in DAY AFTER DAY

The DAY AFTER DAY musical shares the dramatic personal life story of Doris Day through her music, including many of her hit songs: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Sentimental Journey, Secret Love, It’s Magic, A Guy is a Guy, and Que Sera Sera. Since her popularity turned Doris Day into America’s Sweetheart in the days before the ever-present internet and cell phones, were you ever as curious as I was as to who the real Doris Day was after the cameras stopped rolling? And what does it take to bring such a beloved and well-known icon to the stage? I decided to speak with Deborah Robin about her devotion to the star and the role to find out.
Academy Award- Nominated Actor Sally Kellerman Dead At 84

Actress-singer Sally Kellerman, who achieved worldwide movie fame for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman's classic 1970 film “M*A*S*H,” with Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, died early this morning (Feb. 24) in her sleep from heart failure at her home in Woodland Hills.  She was 84.  For her iconic role, she was nominated as “Best Supporting Actress” by both the Oscars and Golden Globes.  It was reported by her manager and publicist Alan Eichler.
BWW Review: A HALLOWEEKEND WRAP UP at The Green Room 42

This weekend being the Halloweekend in NYC, what else is happening in Cabarets all over Gotham but shows dedicated to witchies, vamps, zombies, and, of course, DISNEY!
Celebrating The Art Of Drag with Varla Jean Merman, Peter Mac, Chuck Sweeney, Ray DeForest, Rosetta Stoned & Haley Swindal

Piano man Michael McAssey hosts Piano Bar Live! Celebrating The Art of Drag with co-host Michael Barbieri (NLE's Drag-tastic columnist) on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:15 pm ET, following New York City's 7 O'Clock Cheer.
P3 Theatre Company Presents The Western Regional Premiere Of DAY AFTER DAY (the Life And Music Of Doris Day)

P3 Theatre Company brings in the New Year with the Western Regional Premiere of Day After Day (The Life and Music of Doris Day) by Tony Santamauro, running January 24-February 22, 2020 at the historic Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach. (855 Elm Street, Long Beach - inside the Scottish Rite Cathedral)
THE DIRTY DOZEN Remake in the Works from David Ayers

Variety reports that David Ayer will helm and write a remake of classic film 'The Dirty Dozen.'
OGCMA Presents US Navy Cruisers On Independence Day Weekend

THE UNITED STATES NAVY BAND CRUISERS is one of the premier musical organizations of the U.S. Navy. The Cruisers will perform in Ocean Grove as part of OGCMA's traditional family entertainment offerings.
P3 Theatre Company Announces The Exciting Five Show Lineup For The Launch Of Their Inaugural Season

P3 Theatre Company announced today their five-show lineup to debut the Grand Opening of their new professional, non-profit 501(c)(3) theatre company. The first season will consist of Evita, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, Sordid Lives, by Del Shores, Gypsy, Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and A Chorus Line, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban - all showcasing at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach.
GABRIELLA To Film In Early December With Indie Veteran Filmmaker, Sopranos Star And Local Stage Actress

Award-Winning Producer/Director Sam Borowski will be filming his latest production this December, a short titled Gabriella. The Indie Veteran will return to the director's chair with an original script he wrote. The film about a waitress named Gabriella, who is obsessed with movies, and dealing with a creepy customer named Joe, who is obsessed with her, will star young ingénue, Devony DiMattia in the title role, Joe Gannascoli, best known for his role as Vito Spatafore from The Sopranos as a shady character Gabriella suspects is a mobster and John Calvanico as the potential stalker, Joe.
BWW Interview: Meeting Mr. Wright (Nicholas, That Is), MARNIE's Librettist, at the Met

When the Met's literary advisor asked Nicholas Wright what he thought about doing the libretto for MARNIE, he said yes because he was really interested in working with composer Nico Muhly and Michael Mayer. He was somewhat reserved, however, about whether it was a good opera subject. That was understandable, of course, when he admitted, laughing, a case of mistaken identity.
Long Beach Opera's Three Tales At The Ernest Borgnine Theater

Three Tales by Steve Reich, with visuals by Beryl Korot, will open the Long Beach Opera's 40th Anniversary Season, for two performances Saturday, November 3 at 6pm and Sunday, November 4 at 2:30pm at the Ernest Borgnine Theater, Scottish Rite Event Center, in Long Beach, CA.  The production is sung in English, and is conducted by Andreas Mitisek. Three Tales will serve as the centerpiece to Long Beach Opera's 40th anniversary Gala, which will take place following the performance on November 3rd.      
The Lehigh Valley Becoming Indiewood After Latest Production

You won't find the Hollywood sign anywhere near the Lehigh Valley. Not even close.
Daniel Roebuck Of LOST And Award-Winning Producer Sam Borowski Join Forces For IN THIS MOMENT

Award-Winning Producer/Director Sam Borowski will be teaming up with Daniel Roebuck of LOST and Matlock fame for a sixth time for the short film, In This Moment. Roebuck, who is also known for his roles in River's Edge, The Fugitive and US Marshalls, among many others, recently wrote, directed and starred in the independent film, Getting Grace, which was released theatrically by Hannover House and is coming to DVD/BLU-RAY from SONY Home Entertainment. He filmed it in the Lehigh Valley, where Borowski, set In This Moment.
VTA'S 2018 Summer Cool Films Series Announced!

Victoria Theatre Association's announces the 201 Summer Cool Films Series line-up running July 6-Aug. 26, plus titles for Reel Late at the Vic late night movies!  Passbooks and -new- individual tickets for the series go on sale May 14 at Ticket Center Stage.  Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at
getTV To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER on 6/4

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the network premiere of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” getTV will air the wildly popular action-adventure series starring Chuck Norris, beginning June 4. Episodes will be broadcast weekdays from 2:00PM to 6:00PM ET/1-5C and Sundays from 5:00PM-10PM ET/4-7C.


How many Broadway shows has Ernest Borgnine been in?

Ernest Borgnine has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ernest Borgnine been in?

Ernest Borgnine has not appeared in the West End

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