Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 1955 film “Marty,” died Sunday. He was 95.
His longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told AP that Borgnine died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his family by his side.
Besides his Oscar-winning portrayal of the shy butcher who finds love in “Marty,” Borgnine was known early in his career for playing villains, including the heavy who beats up Frank Sinatra in “From Here to Eternity.”
Later, Borgnine found fame on TV as the scheming Navy officer in “McHale's Navy.”
He worked consistently his whole career, most recently in the 2010 “Red” and his last film, “The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez,” which is due out this year.