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Ernest Borgnine dies at the age of 95

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Jul 08, 2012 | 2:00pm EDT

The actor, real name Ermes Effron Borgnino, best known for his role in 1955 film Marty, passed away on Sunday (08Jul12) after suffering kidney failure.

Borgnine's spokesman, Harry Flynn, tells the Associated Press the actor's wife and children were with him at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the time of his passing.

The star often played villainous roles and was seen beating Frank Sinatra to death as vicious character Fatso Judson in 1953 film From Here to Eternity.

He became the oldest performer to receive a Golden Globe nomination for his role in 2007 TV film A Grandpa for Christmas and was handed a lifetime achievement award at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last year (11).

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