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Ernest Borgnine in From Here to Eternity

Ernest Borgnine (1917 - 2012)

Film Deaths[]

  • From Here to Eternity (1953) [Staff Sergeant James R. "Fatso" Judson]: Stabbed in the stomach with a switchblade knife at the end of a fight with Montgomery Clift. (Thanks to Stephen)
  • The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) ["Bull" Slager]: Shot to death in a shoot out with Randolph Scott. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Johnny Guitar (1954) [Bart Lonergan]: Shot in the chest at the end of a fight with Sterling Hayden, (as Ernest is about to pull the trigger on his gun).
  • Vera Cruz (1954) [Donnegan]: Shot in the back by a peasant soldier during the final battle. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Last Command (1955) [Mike "The Bull" Radin]: Killed in battle with the Mexican forces at the Alamo. (Thanks to William)
  • Run for Cover (Colorado) (1955) [Morgan]: Shot to death by John Derek, when the wounded Ernest is about to shoot James Cagney. (Thanks to Gordon)
  • Jubal (1956) ["Shep" Horgan]: Shot to death by Glenn Ford after Charles Bronson throws a gun to Glenn while Ernest was threatening Glenn with a rifle. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Vikings (1958) [Ragnar]: Devoured by hungry dogs after being forced to jump into their pit by Frank Thring. (Historical note: Ragnar Lothbrok was more the stuff of legend rather than historical fact, but most surviving accounts say he was thrown into a pit of venomous snakes by King Aella of Northumbria) (Thanks to Jim)
  • Pay or Die (1960) [Lieutenant Giuseppe "Joe" Petrosino]: Murdered (off-screen) by gangsters. The scene fades out as the killers surround him. (See also Adolfo Celi in Joe Petrosino and Lionel Stander in The Black Hand.)
  • The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) [Trucker Cobb]: Dies of heat exhaustion in the desert and swarmed by buzzards sometime later as James Stewart discovers Ernest's body. (Thanks to Jim)
  • Chuka (1967) [Sergeant Otto Hahnsbach]: Shot to death by Arapaho warriors while Ernest is firing on them from the ramparts of the fort. (Thanks to Robert and Brian)
  • Ice Station Zebra (1968) [Boris Vaslov]: Mortally beaten/injured by Patrick McGoohan during a struggle on the ice. He later dies of his injuries. (Thanks to Mac)
  • The Split (1968) [Bert Clinger]: Shot to death by Jim Brown and Gene Hackman in a shoot out on the boat. (Thanks to Michael)
  • A Bullet For Sandoval (Los desesperados) (1969) [Don Pedro Sandoval] Trampled and gorged by a bulls horns.
  • The Wild Bunch (1969) ["Dutch" Engstrom]: Shot to death, along with William HoldenBen Johnson, and Warren Oates, in the final shoot-out with Mexican soldiers. (Thanks to Mac and Michael)
  • Hannie Caulder (1971) [Emmett Clemens]: Shot to death by Raquel Welch. (Thanks to Indrico)
  • Willard (1971) [Al Martin]: Attacked by an army of rats under the control of Bruce Davison; a screaming Ernest proceeds to uncontrollably run over to a window, where he falls to his death. (See also R. Lee Ermey's death in the 2003 version)
  • The Devil's Rain (1975) [Jonathan Corbis]: Apparently destroyed after the Devil's Rain is unleashed and he assumes his true demonic appearance; however, the final scene reveals that his spirit has possessed Joan Prather's body. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Shoot (1976) [Lou] Machine gunned in the back in the films climatic shoot out.
  • Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper) (1977) [John Canty]: Dies after being slammed into numerous stones, killing him instantly. 
  • The Black Hole (1979) [Harry Booth]: Killed when he crashes his spaceship into another ship. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Ravagers (1979) [Rann] Shot in the stomach by one of the Ravagers. He's able to fire a flare into a oil tank causing the ship to blow up before he dies.
  • Poliziotto superpiù (1980) [Sergeant Willy Dunlop] Frozen to death in the cold room of a ship after being locked-in by the villains. He is later brought back to life by Terence Hill with his superpowers.
  • Escape from New York (1981) ["Cabbie"]: Killed in an explosion when Kurt Russell drives Ernest's cab over a land mine on the bridge; we see Ernest's body afterwards as Kurt climbs out of the wreckage and checks on him.
  • Any Man's Death (1990) [Herr Gantz]: Shot repeatedly by John Savage as Ernest is about to get on a plane and escape.
  • The Last Match (L'Ultima partita; Opponent) (1990) [Coach]: Shot in the back while in a plane by an attack helicopter.
  • BASEketball (1998) [Ted Denslow]: Chokes to death on a hot dog (played for comic effect); Ernest later appears in a prerecorded video will to an audience of mourners.
  • Small Soldiers (1998) [Kip Killigan]: Providing the voice of an action figure; the first copy is destroy when their vehicles crash in a canal, the other copies are destroy in different way and the various copies of his figure are destroyed when Gregory Smith destroys a power line, causing an electromagnetic wave shutting them down. The remains of his copies are seen being pick up and place in Garbage Bags.
  • Hoover (2000) [FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover]: Died (off-screen) of a heart attack.
  • Aces 'n' Eights (2008) [Thumond Prescott]: Shot to death by one of Jeff Kober's men as Enest enters the general store. (Thanks to Brian)

TV Deaths[]

Notable Connections[]

  • Husband of Tova Borgnine.

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