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Thread: RIP Ernest Borgnine

  1. #1
    merryb Guest

    Default RIP Ernest Borgnine

    My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

  2. #2
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    merryb wrote:

    > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone


    That wasn't from McHale's Navy. Did you know Borgie won an Oscar, way
    back when?


  3. #3
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Jul 8, 7:20*pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > merryb wrote:
    > > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >
    > That wasn't from McHale's Navy. Did you know Borgie won an Oscar, way
    > back when?


    Yes, from "Marty". And the Mermaid Man reference was from Spongebob.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Jul 8, 8:32*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone
    >
    >

    95 years old!


  5. #5
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Jul 8, 7:49*pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > On Jul 8, 8:32*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    > > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >
    > 95 years old!


    He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Sunday, July 8, 2012 9:00:05 PM UTC-7, merryb wrote:
    > On Jul 8, 7:49*pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > > On Jul 8, 8:32*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    > >
    > > 95 years old!

    >
    > He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    > guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.


    It always comes in threes, except when it doesn't.

  7. #7
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On 09/07/2012 2:03 AM, [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sunday, July 8, 2012 9:00:05 PM UTC-7, merryb wrote:
    >> On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    >> <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    >>> On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone
    >>>
    >>> 95 years old!

    >>
    >> He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    >> guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.

    >
    > It always comes in threes, except when it doesn't.
    >

    It's part of being an actor. Some of them put on a nice guy act for the
    public. Then there are those actors who people take a dislike to
    because they play the bad guys. People assume they are like that in real
    life.


  8. #8
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:MzzKr.171831$[email protected] com...

    > It's part of being an actor. Some of them put on a nice guy act for the
    > public. Then there are those actors who people take a dislike to because
    > they play the bad guys. People assume they are like that in real life.


    Watched Poseidon Adventure again a few months back. He was really good in
    that. You don't see many movies these days where many of the likeable
    characters get killed off.





  9. #9
    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Jul 8, 9:32*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone


    A couple of films I really liked him in (they don't get mentioned
    much) were 'Spike of Bensonhurst', and 'Emperor of the North Pole.'

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    George M. Middius wrote:
    >
    > That wasn't from McHale's Navy. Did you know Borgie won an Oscar, way
    > back when?


    In the Masons he's known for doing his three degrees in three weeks.
    There's a significant amount of memorization work for each degree.
    Apparently he was extremely good at memorizing parts in scripts and he
    applied that to his Masonic membership as well.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine


    "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    >> On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >>
    >> 95 years old!

    >
    > He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    > guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.


    Whoopie Goldberg said she met Ernest Borgnine a few times over the years and
    at first she was a little intimidated. Then she said he was a "teddy bear".
    An extremely nice man.

    Jill


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    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine


    "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    > > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >
    > 95 years old!


    -He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    -guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.



    I too think he was a really nice guy, but I saw him years ago on Merv
    Griffin or Mike Douglass or some such show, and boy was he stupid!



  13. #13
    Michael OConnor Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine


    > Watched Poseidon Adventure again a few months back. *He was really goodin
    > that. *You don't see many movies these days where many of the likeable
    > characters get killed off.


    I still think the Poseidon Adventure was the best of the 70's disaster
    movies, and all the survivors were likable to some degree (Borgnine
    least of all) and you hated to see any of them die; it was the rare
    action adventure movie that did not have a villain except for maybe
    the guy from the shipping company who was in a hurry to get to the
    destination so the ship could be dismantled, but he was gone about 15
    minutes into the movie.

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Jul 9, 4:00*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "merryb" <msg...@juno.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    >
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > > On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >
    > > 95 years old!

    >
    > -He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    > -guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.
    >
    > I too think he was a really nice guy, but I saw him years ago on Merv
    > Griffin or Mike Douglass or some such show, and boy was he stupid!


    Ted Bundy seemed like a nice guy.

  15. #15
    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On 7/9/2012 5:00 PM, Pico Rico wrote:
    > "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    >> On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >>
    >> 95 years old!

    >
    > -He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    > -guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.
    >
    >
    >
    > I too think he was a really nice guy, but I saw him years ago on Merv
    > Griffin or Mike Douglass or some such show, and boy was he stupid!



    The entertainment industry does not tend to attract PhD candidates.

    gloria p




  16. #16
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Monday, July 9, 2012 11:36:07 AM UTC-7, Doug Freyburger wrote:
    > George M. Middius wrote:
    > &gt;
    > &gt; That wasn&#39;t from McHale&#39;s Navy. Did you know Borgie won an Oscar, way
    > &gt; back when?
    >
    > In the Masons he&#39;s known for doing his three degrees in three weeks.
    > There&#39;s a significant amount of memorization work for each degree.
    > Apparently he was extremely good at memorizing parts in scripts and he
    > applied that to his Masonic membership as well.


    I thought there were 30-some degrees in Masonry?

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Monday, July 9, 2012 4:00:37 PM UTC-7, Pico Rico wrote:
    > &quot;merryb&quot; &lt;[email protected]&gt; wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, &quot;itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net&quot;
    > &lt;itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net&gt; wrote:
    > &gt; On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb &lt;msg...@juno.com&gt; wrote:
    > &gt;
    > &gt; &gt; My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone
    > &gt;
    > &gt; 95 years old!
    >
    > -He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn&#39;t know the
    > -guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.
    >
    >
    >
    > I too think he was a really nice guy, but I saw him years ago on Merv
    > Griffin or Mike Douglass or some such show, and boy was he stupid!


    Your memory for how actors presented themselves on a vapid talk show over 40 years ago is better than mine.

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    Tommy Joe Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On Jul 9, 7:38*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:



    > > I too think he was a really nice guy, but I saw him years ago on Merv
    > > Griffin or Mike Douglass or some such show, and boy was he stupid!




    > Ted Bundy seemed like a nice guy.




    Maybe he was a nice guy - a nice guy with a few problems. Yes,
    looks can be deceiving - which in the case of Bundy is funny because
    of the way women love to go around boasting about their special gift
    of women's intuition - but we only hear about their special gift when
    things go right. When things go wrong they remain strangely quiet.
    It's like a psychic making 100 predictions and being wrong on 98 of
    them but boasting about the 2 they got right.

    TJ

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    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    "Tommy Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:53d0bbf6-b87b-4689-a48d-

    It's like a psychic making 100 predictions and being wrong on 98 of
    them but boasting about the 2 they got right.

    TJ
    ---

    did you hear about the guy who bet Federer would win 7 Wimbledon's? He died
    in 2009, but left everything to Oxfam... Sunday, Federer won his seventh,
    and Oxfam won a million dollars.



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    George Guest

    Default Re: RIP Ernest Borgnine

    On 7/9/2012 7:00 PM, Pico Rico wrote:
    > "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Jul 8, 7:49 pm, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    >> On Jul 8, 8:32 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> My son knew him as Mermaid Man. Another great one gone

    >>
    >> 95 years old!

    >
    > -He seemed to me to be a nice guy, like Andy Griffith. Didn't know the
    > -guys, but I like to stick with my illusions of them.
    >
    >
    >
    > I too think he was a really nice guy, but I saw him years ago on Merv
    > Griffin or Mike Douglass or some such show, and boy was he stupid!
    >
    >

    Maybe he learned a few things in his 90s? I saw a fairly long interview
    when he was maybe 93 and certainly didn't get that impression.


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