On Sunday, July 8th, Academy Award winning actor, Ernest Borgnine, passed away. He visited AM Northwest on April 5th, promoting the screening of "Marty".
Ernest Borgnine's career spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, including his Academy Award-winning turn in the 1955 film Marty for which he won an Academy Award. On television, he played Quinton McHale in the 1962–66 series McHale's Navy and co-starred in the mid-1980s action series Airwolf, in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine is also known for his role as Mermaid Man in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Borgnine earned an Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the series ER.