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Jul 08 2012

Ernest Borgnine aka Lucifer in Devil’s Rain, passes away


 Ernest Borgnine has passed away. The iconic actor was best known — at least to me —  for his role as Lucifer in Devil’s Rain, a movie so panned by critics it ended the film career of director Robert Fuest. Borgnine was 95 years-old.

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    feralboy12

    Devil’s Rain? C’mon, the man won a best actor Oscar (Marty, 1955). Also appeared in The Dirty Dozen, Willard, and Escape From New York, and was the voice of Mermaidman on Spongebob Squarepants. And those are just the highlights; his IMDb page is as long as your arm.
    “Iconic” is right.

  2. 2
    Marie the Bookwyrm

    Surely I’m not the only one who remembers ‘McHale’s Navy’? :)

  3. 3
    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    Dirty Dozen I’ve seen .. I guess I was too young for most of his stuff. The reason I remember Devil’s Rain is because me and my sister stayed up late watched it late at night when it came on TV, and it scared the shit out of us. We kept hiding under the covers.

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    busterggi

    What, are only geezers like me fans of ‘McHale’s Navy’?

    Though ‘The Wild Bunch’ is not only unforgetable but marathoning it for weeks got me through my divorce.

  5. 5
    Marie the Bookwyrm

    busterggi—Read me at #2 and hi-five me!

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    unbound

    Er, Air Wolf, Black Hole anyone? sheesh…

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    Trickster Goddess

    I met him when I worked on “The Commish” and he was a guest star. He was a very friendly guy.

  8. 8
    jakc

    I’d forgotten about Devil’s Rain. Saw that at the drive in. He did a lot of things I liked, but McHale’s Navy is a favorite. I’m surprised you haven’t seen it in re-runs.

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    paulb

    As Fatso in “From here to Eternity” he was wonderful. And not to pass over the cab driver in the 80′s “Escape from New York.”

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    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    No matter what else, he’s still McHale.

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    busterggi

    The Tiger of the Pacific!

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