Ermes Effron Borgnino was born on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. In recent decades he's been one of America's finest over-actors, but long ago Ernest Borgnine was the real deal. He was Fatso in “From Here to Eternity” (1953), got beaten up by Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock”, and won his Oscar for playing the sensitive butcher in “Marty” (both 1955). Borgnine is best known as Lt. Cdr. Quinton McHale on TV's “McHale's Navy” and two 1960s movies spawned from the sitcom (“McHale's Navy” and “McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force”). He was also the voice of "Mermaid Man" on TV's “SpongeBob SquarePants”, ‘Carface’ in “All Dogs Go to Heaven II”, and the first "center square" on Hollywood Squares when the game show first debuted in 1966. He was married to Katy Jurado [1924-2002] (1959-1963) and Ethel Merman [1908-1984] (1964-1964) and presently Tova Traesnaes [1941- ] (1973- ). Borgnine appeared in five Euro-westerns including “A Bullet for Sandoval” (1969) and “Hannie Caulder” (1970). Today we celebrate Ernest Borgnine’s 95th birthday.