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Turner Classic Movies celebrates the legacy of Ernest Borgnine

This news story was published on July 9, 2012.
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By Susan King, Los Angeles Times –

LOS ANGELES — Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the career and legacy of Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, who died Sunday at age 95, with a 24-hour marathon of his films on July 26.

The salute begins at 3 a.m. Pacific Time with the 1956 drama “The Catered Affair,” directed by Richard Brooks and also starring Bette Davis and Debbie Reynolds, followed by Robert Aldrich’s Hollywood drama “The Legend of Lylah Clare,” with Kim Novak and Peter Finch, set for 5 a.m.

Highlights in the festival include Aldrich’s 1967 World War II blockbuster “The Dirty Dozen” at 2:15 p.m.; “Marty,” the 1955 best picture Oscar winner for which Borgnine earned the best actor Academy Award as a lonely butcher, at 6 p.m.; Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar-winning 1953 World War II drama, “From Here to Eternity,” which featured Borgnine as the vicious Fatso Judson; Sam Peckinpah’s influential, controversial 1969 western, “The Wild Bunch” at 10 p.m.; and John Sturges’ 1955 thriller “Bad Day at Black Rock,” starring Spencer Tracy, at 12:30 a.m.

TCM will also air “Private Screenings”: Ernest Borgnine,” the actor’s 2009 interview with host Robert Osborne at 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. that day.

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