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Ernest Borgnine

1917 - 2012

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Ernest Borgnine (; born Ermes Effron Borgnino; January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but relaxed voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Borgnine has received more than 6,714,610 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Ernest Borgnine is the 263rd most popular actor (down from 222nd in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from United States (down from 427th in 2019) and the 131st most popular American Actor.

Ernest Borgnine is most famous for his role as Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale in the television series McHale's Navy.

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Among actors, Ernest Borgnine ranks 263 out of 9,996Before him are Lauren Bacall, Michael J. Fox, Anna Karina, Danny Trejo, Goldie Hawn, and Bryan Cranston. After him are Ralph Fiennes, Richard Chamberlain, Sam Neill, Angela Lansbury, Warren Beatty, and Thespis.

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Among people born in 1917, Ernest Borgnine ranks 11Before him are Arthur C. Clarke, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Joan Fontaine, and Frederica of Hanover. After him are Anthony Burgess, I. M. Pei, Robert Mitchum, Christian de Duve, Sidney Sheldon, and Dean Martin. Among people deceased in 2012, Ernest Borgnine ranks 16Before him are Michael Clarke Duncan, Theo Angelopoulos, Jon Lord, George Tupou V, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Yitzhak Shamir. After him are Sylvia Kristel, Elinor Ostrom, Robin Gibb, John Demjanjuk, Tony Scott, and Roger Garaudy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ernest Borgnine ranks 477 out of 18,182Before him are Sarah Palin (1964), Danny Trejo (1944), Goldie Hawn (1945), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bryan Cranston (1956), and Eddie Murphy (1961). After him are Alan Shepard (1923), William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), and Richard Chamberlain (1934).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ernest Borgnine ranks 131Before him are Julianne Moore (1960), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Lauren Bacall (1924), Danny Trejo (1944), Goldie Hawn (1945), and Bryan Cranston (1956). After him are Richard Chamberlain (1934), Warren Beatty (1937), Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Robert Mitchum (1917), and Leonard Nimoy (1931).

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