Ermes Effron Borgnine
Born: Jan 24, 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
1917 – He was born on the 24th day of January of this year in Hamdem, Connecticut. His parents divorced when he was two years old and he and his mother went to live in Italy, but five years later, they returned to Hamden, Connecticut, where he attended public schools.
1935 - He joined the United States Navy in this year after high school.
1941 - 1945 - He was discharged in the Navy, but he re-enlisted when the United States entered World War II (a total of ten years), reaching the rank of chief petty officer.
1949 – He debuted on Broadway in the role of a male nurse in the hit play Harvey.
1951 – He moved to Los Angeles, California, where he received his big break in From Here to Eternity.
1953 - Playing the memorable character of the cruel Sgt "Fatso" Judson, who taunted and killed "Maggio." Frank Sinatra played the part of Maggio.
1954 - He built a reputation of a dependable character actor and appeared in such films as Johnny Guitar in this year.
1955 – He won Academy Award’s Best Actor trophy for the movie “Marty”.
1958 - 1979 - Later film roles include The Vikings in this year; The Flight of the Phoenix; The Dirty Dozen; The Wild Bunch, and The Black Hole.
1962 - 1966 - He starred in the popular situation comedy television series McHale's Navy, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
1984 - 1986 - His later television work included a co-starring role (with Jan-Michael Vincent) as veteran helicopter pilot Dominic Santini in the action/espionage series Airwolf.
1996 – He was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- He toured the U.S. in a bus to meet his fans and see the country.
1999 – He has provided his voice talent to the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants as the elderly superhero Mermaid Man (where he is once again paired up with his McHale's Navy co-star, Tim Conway, who voices Mermaid Man's sidekick Barnacle Boy).
- He has also appeared on an episode of The Simpsons as himself. He has also recently appeared in television commercials.
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