Actor Ernest Borgnine

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 18, 2007

Q What is my favorite McHale's Navy star, Ernest Borgnine, doing these days?
—Nancy Cleveland, Joplin, Mo.

Borgnine, 90, has appeared in more than 180 movies and television shows during the last 50 years, but he'll always be best known for his role as Lt. Quinton McHale on McHale's Navy from 1962 to 1966. The native of Hamden, Conn., stars Nov. 24 in the Hallmark Channel's TV movie A Grandpa For Christmas, in which he plays a retired showman who unexpectedly enters the life of the young granddaughter he's never met. Borgnine lives in Beverly Hills, Calif., with his wife of 34 years, Tova Traesnaes, who heads her own cosmetics company.