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TCM honors Ernest Borgnine with movie marathon

Ernest Borgnine may be gone but he won’t be forgotten. TCM plans to remind viewers of the astounding work he left behind. So on Thursday, July 26 they’ll run a movie marathon of Borgnine’s greatest hits.

Ernest Borgnine

Over the weekend, screen legend Ernest Borgnine died at the age of 95. In honor of his talent and legacy, Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a 24-hour marathon featuring the actor’s most memorable films.

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During his career, Borgnine won an Academy Award and Golden Globe, and was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and one Daytime Emmy. Most recently, (in 2011) he received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Life Achievement.

Borgnine is most known for his Oscar-winning role as Marty, in the self-titled film. But he also had notable parts in the classics From Here to Eternity, McHale’s Navy, The Dirty Dozen and The Wild Bunch.

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According to USA Today, TCM host Robert Osborne called Borgnine “a joy to be around.” He continued, “Ernie may have left us physically, but we’ll have his talent and film image with us forever.”

Here’s TCM’s marathon schedule:

  • 6 a.m. — The Catered Affair (1956) — with Bette Davis and Debbie Reynolds.
  • 8 a.m. — The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) — with Kim Novak and Peter Finch.
  • 10:30 a.m. — Pay or Die (1960) — with Zohra Lampert and Al Austin.
  • 12:30 p.m. — Torpedo Run (1958) — with Glenn Ford and Diane Brewster.
  • 2:30 p.m. — Ice Station Zebra (1968) — with Rock Hudson and Patrick McGoohan.
  • 5:15 p.m. — The Dirty Dozen (1967) — with Lee Marvin, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, George Kennedy and Telly Savalas.
  • 8 p.m. — Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009) — hosted by Robert Osborne.
  • 9 p.m. — Marty (1955) — with Betsy Blair and Joe Mantell.
  • 10:45 p.m. — From Here to Eternity (1953) — with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra.
  • 1 a.m. — The Wild Bunch (1969) — with William Holden, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates and Ben Johnson.
  • 3:30 a.m. — Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) — with Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan and Lee Marvin.
  • 5:00 a.m. — Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009) — hosted by Robert Osborne.

What’s your favorite Borgnine film?

Photo credit: WENN

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