Another one of my favorite, most reliable actors died today. Ernest Borgnine was 95. In a prolific career, this Oscar winner (for the fantastic movie Marty) played most every kind of character you can imagine.
I personally enjoyed him in Ice Station Zebra, Escape From New York and The Poseidon Adventure. He was never worried about what role he was doing, as long as he kept working and work he did. I can't think of a decade where he didn't have a show on television. McHale's Navy was a great TV series but most young people will probably most remember him from Sponge Bob Squarepants.
I will never forget his boisterous love for life and even late in life he continued with his unfiltered ways, admitting that masturbation was the key to his longevity.
Of course one of his great roles was as 'Cabbie' in Escape From New York.