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Ernest Borgnine and his wife Tova Borgnine arrive at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of AP / Chris Pizzello

Ernest Borgnine, star of 'Marty' and 'McHale's Navy,' dead at 95

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07/08/2012 by OnTheRedCarpet.com Staff

Ernest Borgnine, the Academy Award-winning star of the 1955 film 'Marty,' has died at age 95, according to OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, KABC Television in Los Angeles.

The actor died on July 8, after suffering renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his family at his side.

Borgnine won Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards in 1956 for playing a kind-hearted Italian-American butcher in the film "Marty." The actor is also known for playing Quinton McHale in the television series "McHale's Navy" which ran from 1962 to 1966.

Younger audiences might know Borgnine for voicing the Mermaid Man on the animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" and Carface in "All Dogs Go to Heaven 2." He also had roles in "Airwolf," "Bad Day at Black Rock," "Johnny Guitar" and "Vera Cruz."

He was married five times, including once briefly to singer Ethel Merman, which lasted less than six weeks. in 1973, he married Norwegian-born Tova Traesnaes and the marriage lasted until his death.

Borgnine was a Navy veteran who served in World War II on a destroyer. His time in the Navy lasted 10 years and his small screen role as Quinton McHale led to a big screen film based on the series in 1964.

(Pictured: Above Borgnine and his wife Tova Borgnine arrive at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Los Angeles.)

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