Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95

Longtime screen star Ernest Borgnine died Sunday of renal failure, his spokesman Harry Flynn told the Associated Press. He was 95.

He was surrounded by his family at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the report.

Ernest Borgnine: Tears and Laughter for SAG Life Achievement

The Screen Actors Guild honored Ernest Borgnine with its Life Achievement Award – and he honored the acting profession right back.

“There are millions of those around the world who would love to be in our shoes,” Borgnine, 94, told the crowd in L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, after Morgan Freeman presented him his award.

Calling acting a “privilege,” Borgnine added, “I hope we will never let our dedication to our craft fail, and we will always give our best to our profession.”

'McHale's Navy' Rides Again

Speaking of baby-boomer favorites, “McHale’s Navy” fans take note: Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway, who costarred on that ’60s sitcom, are reuniting for their first joint TV project in 33 years. They will lend their voices to the cartoon characters of retired superheroes Mermaidman and Barnacleboy, respectively, on an episode of Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.” It will air this Saturday, Aug. 21, the children’s cable channel said Monday. These are guest shots only.