Monday, July 09, 2012

Ernest Borgnine (1917 -2012) "The Fighting Philatelist"

 The Associated Press reports, "Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in 'Marty' in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95" 

Seen here in a 1978 public service announcement promoting stamp collecting, Borgnine affectionately became known as the "fighting philatelist."

Borgnine was a former member of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC).

For more on the life and career of Ernest Borgnine, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM