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We wept at his Oscar-winning role in Marty...we
gasped when he took on Frank Sinatra in From Here to
Eternity...we were riveted by his compelling
performances in The Dirty Dozen, Bad Day at Black
Rock, and Ice Station Zebra...and we laughed at
his television sitcom McHale's Navy. We loved all of
Ernest Borgnine's many portrayals, but what did we know
about the man behind the famous roles? Now for the first
time, he tells us in his own words the fascinating story of
his life in this witty, candid, and revealing memoir.
For more than fifty years, Ernest--or "Ernie" as he's known
to his friends--has been one of the most recognized,
celebrated stars in Hollywood as well as a respected,
talented actor, and a living legend. Stretching 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 the voiceovers for The Simpsons
and SpongeBob SquarePants, Ernie tells of the
trials and tribulations on his road to fame, the friendships
he shared with some of the silver screen's biggest stars,
and the glamorous leading ladies he loved.
Acclaimed for his ability to play sensitive and
tough-guy roles equally well, he was also famous for
squaring off against some of Hollywood's most formidable
actresses--including Bette Davis in A Catered Affair
and Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar. Recalling his
experiences starring in classic movies such as The
Poseidon Adventure, The Wild Bunch, and Escape from
New York, he reveals personal insights and irresistible
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, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Curtis, Alan Ladd, Glenn
Ford, and Burt Lancaster. And with characteristic frankness,
he also talks about his off-screen loves and passions.
A must for every film buff, Ernie: An
Autobiography is a fascinating memoir--filled with
secrets, well-remembered details, and never-before-told
stories--of a star who has thrived in the changing world of
Hollywood for more than half a century, and endeared himself
to legions of fans everywhere.
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