Ernest Borgnine

Actor Ernest Borgnine in a production still from the 1955 film 'Marty.'

Borgnine won the Academy Award as best actor for the film, in which he played a lonely butcher who almost misses his chance at happiness with a woman. The film, which also won the Oscar as best picture, was written by Paddy Chayefsky (later of 'Network' fame).

See our biography of Ernest Borgnine