Focus is on lombardi s first two years in green bay, 1959 and 1960. Dec 15, 2010 rodney dangerfield at his best on the tonight show starring johnny carson 1983 duration. Jul 10, 2012 he was born in 1917, to italianimmigrant parents who called him ermes effron borgnino, a name that makes ernest borgnine sound like a matinee idols handle. Both of his parents hailed from northern italy and separated when he was just two years old. Legend in granite tv movie 1973 legend in granite tv.
Ernest borgnine did an awesome job as coach lombardi. Ive often thought earnest would have been the perfect person to play vince lombardi in a movie about the legendary packers coach. It was a short one hour television movie based on vince lombardis life and is mainly set in his first two years as head coach of the green bay packers and it is good. A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game. In 1955, the actor starred as a warmhearted butcher in marty, the film version of the television play of the same name. Ernest borgnine was born ermes effron borgnino on january 24, 1917 in hamden, connecticut. January 24, 1917 july 8, 2012 was an american actor whose career spanned over six decades.
Lombardi began his coaching career as an assistant and later as a head coach at st. As an only child, ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting. Rodney dangerfield at his best on the tonight show starring johnny carson 1983 duration. Follows vince lombardis football career from one of fordham universitys.
Jul 08, 2012 oscarwinning actor ernest borgnine, who passed away today at age 95, had a long, distinguished career on screen. The screenplay was written by paddy chayefsky, expanding upon his 1953 teleplay of the same name, which was broadcast on the philcogoodyear television playhouse and starred rod steiger in the title role the film stars ernest borgnine and betsy blair. Theres another vince lombardi movie in the works, because we. Sei hamarkadez lan egin zuen eta 92 urte zituela emmy sariaraki izendapena lortu zuen, er telesailean aritzegatik. Jul 08, 2012 ernest borgnine, the dependable academy awardwinning actor who made a career out of playing working stiffs and the heavy through a sturdy six decades of work in films, television and broadway. See more ideas about ernest borgnine, mchales navy and actor. He joined the navy during the depression, then reenlisted in 1941 after pearl harbor. Focus is on lombardis first two years in green bay, 1959 and 1960. Ernest borgnine full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Ernest borgnine vince lombardi legend in granite original. Dec 31, 2012 as someone whos been lucky enough to work in movies and is a gigantically huge movie fan on top of that, i was saddened this last july by the death of the great ernest borgnine. Packer forum is one of the largest online communities for the green bay packers. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, including his academy awardwinning turn in the 1955 film marty.
His parents, charles and anna, immigrated to america from italy at the turn of the century. Borgnine then relocated to italy with his mother, where they lived for for four years. The trip was the subject of a 1997 documentary ernest borgnine on the bus. See more ideas about ernest borgnine, actor and mchales navy. Dec 03, 20 it seems crazy that there hasnt been some kind of lombardi flick yet save for a 70s tv movie, legend in granite starring ernest borgnine considering his achievements in the sport. Ernest borgnine biography and list of films movies. I remember several articles about the movie that pointed out interesting facts. Vince lombardi wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. The family settled in connecticut, where borgnine attended public school in new haven. Oscarwinning actor ernest borgnine, who passed away today at age 95, had a long, distinguished career on screen. In fact it has been pointed out that before vince became a head coach people would tell him that he looked like the actor ernest borgnine. The story of vince lombardi s first two years as head coach of the green bay packers. Follows vince lombardi s football career from one of fordham universitys legendary seven blocks of granite to one of american footballs greatest professional coaches.
Vincent thomas lombardi june 11, 19 september 3, 1970 was an american football. Ernest borgnine was perfect casting he had the look down pat, but he also studied. Actor 207 spongebob squarepants tv series 19992012. Ernest borgnine list of movies and tv shows tv guide. Ernest borgnine biography and list of films movies database. Follows vince lombardis football career from one of fordham. The only way i can picture ernest borgnine is in that cheesy 80s show air wolf. The documentary is one of three productions detailing lombardi, along with a broadway theatre and espn feature film. Trumans early political career as a county judge in 1929 missouri.
He is also renowned for playing unconventional roles in numerous films. Enshrined in the pro football hall of fame in 1978, he was the anchor of the defense for head coach vince lombardi in the 1960s, leading the packers to five nfl championships and victories in the first. Get biography information about ernest borgnine on. Dec 09, 1973 almost hauntingly, ernest borgnine, the actor, will portray the late vince lombardi in legend in granite on the american broadcasting company network friday evening. With lionel aldridge, vicki aldridge, colonel earl red blaik, tom brookshier. Watch legend in granite tv movie 1973 movie streaming. Vince lombardi the neptune factor 1973 chief diver don mackay emperor of. His parents were anna boselli, who had emigrated from carpi mo, italy, and camillo borgnino, who had emigrated from ottiglio al, italy. Aaron fisher, also known as victim 1, was the hero that the hbo movie on the sandusky scandal needed. Ernest borgnine, who won an oscar for his touching performance as the lonely butcher looking for love in the 1955 movie marty but who became milwaukees favorite clown for his many appearances. Lombardi is a 2010 documentary film surrounding pro football hall of fame head coach vince lombardi produced by nfl films and hbo.
I part 1 of the vince lombardi story chronicles the legendary coachs rise from his brooklyn youth to the sidelines of lambeau field. Besides focusing on his coaching career with the green bay packers, it also details his playing days at fordham. Vince boselli legend in granite tv movie 1973 vince lombardi the neptune factor 1973 chief diver don mackay emperor of the north 1973 shack the poseidon. Legend in granite tv movie 1973 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Ernest borgnine as vince lombardi in 1973s tv movie. See more ideas about ernest borgnine, classic movies and old movies. Ernest borgnine kickedoff his acting career in the 1950s, playing supporting roles in various films, including from here to eternity, the wild bunch, vera cruz, china corsair, and bad day at black rock. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user. Dec 11, 2010 with lionel aldridge, vicki aldridge, colonel earl red blaik, tom brookshier. He is best known as the head coach of the green bay packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total nfl championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two super bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and. Marty is a 1955 american romantic drama film directed by delbert mann. On december 14, 1973, abc aired legend in granite starring ernest borgnine as vince. May 23, 2017 1973 madefortv movie starring ernest borgnine as green bay packers coach vince lombardi. Actor ernest borgnine was born ermes effron borgnine, on january 24, 1917, in hamden, connecticut. Ernest borgnine born ermes effron borgnino 24 january 1917 is an american actor of television and film. He was an assistant coach at fordham, at the united states military academy, and with the new york giants before becoming a head coach for the green bay packers from 1959 to 1967 and the washington redskins in 1969 he never had a losing. With ernest borgnine, colleen dewhurst, james olson, john calvin. Vincent thomas lombardi june 11, 19 september 3, 1970 was an american football coach, and executive in the national football league nfl.
But you cant sell a movie about a victim of pedophilia. Borgnine treasured role in milwaukees great circus parade. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice and gaptoothed cheshire cat grin. The vince lombardi story, 1973, directed by jack smight, with ernest borgnine, colleen dewhurst, james olson, at turner classic movies. One of hollywoods last genuine legends, ernest passed on at the ripe old age of 95, looking not a day older than 70, on july 8, 2012. The biographical tv drama focused mostly on his first two years as packers head coach 19591960. Jul 08, 2012 ernest borgnine full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Part 2 of the vince lombardi story details the final years of his life, from his threepeat in green bay to his brief tenure as head coach in washington and sudden. Theres another vince lombardi movie in the works, because. Almost hauntingly, ernest borgnine, the actor, will portray the late vince lombardi in legend in granite on the american broadcasting company network friday evening. A documentary based on the football legend vince lombardi who took the green bay packers to 2 straight super bowl victories. Ernest borgnine, the dependable academy awardwinning actor who made a career out of playing working stiffs and the heavy through a sturdy six decades of work in films, television and broadway. Ernest borgnine, colleen dewhurst, james olson, john calvin, john mcliam, alex rocco. Borgnine built a reputation as a dependable character actor and played villains in early films, including movies such as johnny guitar, vera cruz, and bad day at black rock.1670 550 612 1146 509 1001 335 541 1000 409 1520 1062 1475 394 553 1134 912 1205 514 1480 1024 1226 1134 251 1301 1518 160 1226 1464 1102 27 1249 1185 1011 1447 175 1022 846 844 763 643 885