Ernest Borgnine: My Autobiography

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JR Books Limited, Mar 1, 2010 - Actors - 256 pages
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For more than 50 years, Ernest – or ‘Ernie’ as he’s known to his friends – has been one of the most recognised, celebrated stars in Hollywood, as well as a respected, talented actor and a living legend. From his childhood as the son of Italian immigrants to a spectacular career that is still thriving in his 91st year, from the early days of live TV to voiceovers for The Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants, he tells us of the trials on his road to fame, friendships shared with other silver screen stars, and the glamorous leading ladies he loved.From tough guys to sensitive roles, he has squared off against formidable actresses, such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and recalls here stories about cinema’s greatest icons including Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Montgomery Clift, Gary Cooper, Janet Leigh, Raquel Welch, Gene Hackman. Rock Hudson, Burt Lancaster and many more. And with characteristic frankness, he also talks about his off-screen loves and passions.Filled with secrets, well-remembered details and stories that have never been heard before, this is a fascinating memoir of a star who has endeared himself to legions of fans everywhere. ‘(Borgnine’s) anecdotes are gleefully self-deprecating…he comes off as the kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with’ The New York PostErnest Borgnine is an Academy Award-winning actor whose film and TV career has spanned more than sixty years. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tova.

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User Review  - wpschlitz - LibraryThing

Like sitting at the feet of an old Italian Grandad... some of the stories are interesting, some of the tangents are pointless, some of the facts are embellished... but you walk away feeling wiser, smarter and even a little loved. Now I'm gonna go watch the Wild Bunch. Read full review

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User Review  - knahs - LibraryThing

Borgnine has a great way of telling a story and it shows through in this autobiography. Recommended for any film fan and especially for Borgnine fans. Read full review

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