Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ernest Borgnine; Dead at 95

Ernest Borgnine has died at the age of ninety-five.

The renowned Oscar winning actor had been staying at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center due to illness.

His family was at this side when he passed.

He was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917, in Hamden, Connecticut, to parents that immigrated from Italy.

After high school he served in the US Navy from 1935-1945, it wasn't until after his service that he even considered acting.

In 1951 he got his first role on the screen, then in 1953 his career took off.

Most well known for his role as McHale in McHale's Navy, Borgnine acted in over two hundred TV shows and movies.

Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon

Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon on Sunday, beating Andy Murray in four sets.

For Federer it's his seventeenth title in the majors, and he has now been ranked number one for 286 weeks. Both of those tie him with Pete Sampras, the record holder.

Federer had been stuck at sixteen wins for two and a half years, but he clearly still has what it takes.

Murray's loss was disappointing for Britain, as he was the first British man to reach the final, at Wimbledon, since 1938. No British male has won since 1936.