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Ernest Borgnine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nomobux, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Hogman
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 193

    from Dallas, TX

    sad loss, r.i.p.
  2. Devils rain kicked ass as did emporer of the north! Im really gunna miss him!
  3. Tripple G
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 367

    Tripple G

    Really sorry to hear the news, but he was 95 yrs. old. I sure hope I get to live that long and with quality of life. My Dad passed at the age of 79 and after his stroke, a year before his death, his life sucked!

    Two of my favorite Ernest Borgnine movies are the "Devil's Rain" and "Emperor of the North". He scared the Hell out of me in the first one, and being a railroader, I always enjoyed his part, especially fighting Lee Marvin.

    SHACK was one badass conductor and he had his hands full with A #1!
  4. He was pretty funny as Mermaid Man - 90+ still working AND entertaining a new generation.
  5. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,311


    "The Wild Bunch". My favorite western.

  6. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,558


    His PT Boat had Packard Engines and Ellco controls, isnt that traditional?
  7. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    I went to high school with his nephew, Paul.
    One day I went to Paul's and he was asleep on the living room floor snoring.
    Later that day we watched the Super Bowl, it was 1973.
    He was a very nice man and Tova was a charm. Just wonderful people.
  8. rjaustin421
    Joined: May 1, 2009
    Posts: 337


    My mother was some sort of distant relative of Ernest Borgnine (she did not know the connection) and as celebrities often do Ernest and Tova sent out form Christmas cards with their picture each year to relatives no matter how remote thr connection.

    I recall mom received perhaps 1 or 2 Christmas cards with their picture and a handwritten signature over a 30 year period, I guess our name moved to the top of the list for particular years and voila...we were in with the in crowd.

    It was pretty cool nontheless.
  9. Hotweel
    Joined: Jun 23, 2010
    Posts: 66


    He always reminded me of an Uncle, dug him in Willard.
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,536


    A great actor who many of us grew up watching in our youth. I'd much rather watch reruns of McHales Navy than what most tv has come to today.
  11. blinddaddykarno
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 121


    What you said, x2!!!
  12. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,408

    from phoenix

  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,344


    Landseaandair, THANK YOU for posting that link to the Ernest Borgnine Bus Tour, everyone should take the time to watch it, I never knew he had that TV series. That man had a wonderful outlook on life. Bob
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
  14. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


    Loved him as Cabbie in Escape from New York. Another one gone.
  15. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,316


  16. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,648


    great actor in many great movies, thanks! RIP
  17. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,408

    from phoenix

    Your'e welcome. I haven't seen all of them but I think it was either a series for the Discovery Channel or a documentary about him traveling in his private bus from 1997.
    Lots of info and funny stories.
  18. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,408

    from phoenix

  19. I ran into him (literally!) rounding a corner around an aisle in a local variety store when he was here in Oregon filming "Emperor of the North Pole" movie with Lee Marvin. Both of us werent watching what we were doing and we bumped into each other spilling the contents we were caring in our arms. We both apologized to each other and when I looked up at him I said " hey, arent you...." and without letting me finish, he was chuckling and said "Yep, I'm him"...we chatted briefly about how much he enjoyed it here and how much he appreciated being treated like a regular guy here in our town. Never forgot that encounter...never will. Go rest high on that mountain, Borgie..
  20. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,151

    Marty Strode

    Back in the 80's when Ernest was filming the "Airwolf" tv series in Bend, Oregon he fell in love with the Beaver Motorhomes built there. He had them build this coach in 1990, it is #10 of 25 they built on a Prevost Bus body and chassis. My Brother has owned it for about 10 years, it has been to Bonneville Speedweek more than once. It will be at the "Bend in the road" towing a Lakester next month.

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  21. knotttty
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 422


    I just heard this today ... so sad... he had a great long life..... My favorite Ernie movie is "Marty" ... he won an Academy Award for that role in 1955.... R.I.P. Ernest ....

  22. Damn. Two greats in one week. We lost a piece of ourselves.

    RIP Mr. Borgnine. Thanks for the joy you brought to us for so many years.
  23. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,408

    from phoenix

    Wow, is that the Sun Bum? Speaking of Airwolf, last time I stopped in Desert Center on the way to L.A., I noticed a picture on the wall in the old diner of the helicopter hovering there while filming one of the episodes. The second I looked at it, the theme song started playing in my head.
  24. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,151

    Marty Strode

    The Sun Bum in the video you posted was a "Country Coach" it must have followed the "Beaver Prevost". It would be interesting to know the date the video you posted was filmed. BTW, parts of the "Emperor Of The North" were shot, just west of where I live in the Oregon coast range. Ernest was one of my favorites! RIP
  25. vividlyvintage
    Joined: Aug 17, 2010
    Posts: 671


    God speed Mr. B. Now you will be a star on the big screen in the sky...

    We are losing a great generation of entertainers seems like every month this year..

    Douglas Johnson
  26. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,279


    1977, I spent the night at our local Hilton (honeymoon). As I got into the elevator the next morning this local "sheriff" gets on with me, all I noticed was being in uniform I found it odd he was wearing green tennis shoes. I finally looked up and realized it was Ernie, he was staying there while filming "Convoy" and on his way to work. Down to earth guy, we chatted on the way down.
    Of course riding back up the elevator with Ali McGraw was cooler!
  27. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,077

    from Houston

    "You been down in Hondo runnin whores".."Silver rings your ass, thems washers"
  28. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,315

    from Arizona

    "You been runnin' tandum"

    "That aint what counts, its who you gave it to"
  29. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 538

    Vimtage Iron

    One of the members of the Just Old Trucks site, Dan B, spent several years looking and researching the Convoy trucks and ended up with parts and pieces of the black Mack the Rubber Duck Truck, and did a full recreation of the truck that Kris and Alley used in the Movie, out of the blue one day in 08 he received a call from Ernest, who was impressed as all get out that someone had done this, read Dans full story here. Quite an amazing man, RIP.

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