Sad news. One of the great American character actors, and perhaps the most infamously unlikely Oscar winners, Ernest Borgnine, has died. I loved him in The Poseidon Adventure, where his streetwise, pugnacious cop reveals a sweet streak for his hooker-turned-wife, and ends up heart-rendingly bereaved. Borgnine could do pathos, comedy and action like no one else - the true Everyman.
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