Borgnine, who starred on television as Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the comedy series McHale’s Navy which ran from 1962-66, and in a feature film based on the series in 1964, worked consistently and in a wide variety of films, with some 200-odd screen appearances during his 66-year acting career. Apart from Marty, one of his best-known film roles was as Fatso in From Here to Eternity.
In 2011, the Screen Actors Guild lauded him with the life achievement award during the 17th annual SAG Awards.
Borgnine’s fifth wife, the former Tova Newman, is known for a successful line of cosmetic products. In addition to her, he is survived by a daughter by his first wife, and three children from his fourth marriage, including Cris, an actor-cinematographer.