He started his career on the stage in the play “State of the Union” in 1947. He landed his first Broadway role two years later in “Harvey.” He transitioned into film and got his first film role in 1953’s “From Here to Eternity.”
Besides winning an Oscar for “Marty,” Borgnine also appeared in such films as “The Poseidon Adventure,” “Escape From New York,” “RECOiL” and “The Dirty Dozen.”
Borgnine found even more success starring on ABC in the sitcom “McHale’s Navy” from 1962 to 1966. He returned to television in the 1980s playing helicopter pilot Dominic Santini in “Airwolf.” He also voiced the retired superhero character Mermaidman on “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
He served in the Navy for 10 years after graduating high school, and served in World War II as a gunner’s mate.
Borgnine is survived by his fifth wife, Tova, a son and stepson and two daughters. He had six grandchildren.