' Borgnine's Navy'
Ernest Borgnine is known worldwide as the Oscar- and Emmy-winning character actor who starred in Marty , From Here to Eternity , McHale's Navy , and 139 other motion pictures and 44 television shows. Before that — from 1935 to 1945, he was a Bluejacket — an experience that he says shaped his life. His 2008 autobiography, Ernie , has been a best-seller. Here's former Gunner's Mate First-Class Borgnine's own story.