Star of 'McHale's Navy' honored at RI festival

August 6, 2009 7:44:48 AM PDT
Actor Ernest Borgnine will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The star of television's "McHale's Navy" will receive the award Friday at a Providence screening of his new film, "Another Harvest Moon."

The 92-year-old from Hamden, Conn., is best known for playing the skipper of a Navy PT-boat in a TV sitcom set during World War II. The show ran from 1962 to 1966.

His other film credits include "From Here to Eternity," "The Dirty Dozen," and "Marty," which earned him an Academy Award.

Borgnine served in the Navy for a decade before turning to show business. In Rhode Island on Wednesday, he toured Naval Station Newport, where he once trained to become a sailor.

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