We mourn the loss of Oscar-winning actor Earnest Borgnine, who died today at age 95. As the title character in the Best Picture winner, “Marty,” he was heart-wrenchingly poignant, a man who feared that his romantic soul and yearning for love would never overcome his shy, clumsy appearance.
He also appeared in “Bad Day at Black Rock” as a menacing small town man trying to keep a hate crime from being uncovered.
On television, he was the scheming but usually genial star of “McHale’s Navy.”
May his memory be a blessing.