We wept at his . Oscar-winning role in . Marty. . we gasped when he took on . Frank . Sinatra in . From . Here to . Eternity. . we were riveted by his compelling performances in . The . Dirty . Dozen, . Bad . Day at . Black . Rock, and . Ice . Station . Zebra. . and we laughed at his television sitcom . Mc. Hales . Navy. . We loved all of . Ernest . Borgnines many portrayals, but what did we know about the man behind the famous roles? . Now for the first time, he tells us in his own words the fascinating story of his life in this witty, candid, and revealing memoir. . For more than fifty years, . Ernest--or . Ernie as hes known to his friends--has been one of the most recognized, celebrated stars in . Hollywood as well as a respected, talented actor, and a living legend. . Stretching from his childhood as the son of . Italian immigrants to a spectacular career that is still thriving in his 91st year, from the early days of live . TV to the voiceovers for . The . Simpsons and . Sponge. Bob . Square. Pants, . Ernie tells of the trials and tribulations on his road to fame, the friendships he shared with some of the silver screens biggest stars, and the glamorous leading ladies he loved. . Acclaimed for his ability to play sensitive and tough-guy roles equally well, he was also famous for squaring off against some of . Hollywoods most formidable actresses--including . Bette . Davis in . A . Catered . Affair and . Joan . Crawford in . Johnny . Guitar. . Recalling his experiences starring in classic movies such as . The . Poseidon . Adventure, . The . Wild . Bunch, and . Escape from . New . York, he reveals personal insights and irresistible stories about cinemas greatest icons--including . Spencer . Tracy, . James . Stewart, . Kirk . Douglas, . Montgomery . Clift, . Gary . Cooper, . Janet . Leigh, . Raquel . Welch, . Gene . Hackman, . Rock . Hudson, . Sammy . Davis, . Jr. , . Tony . Curtis, . Alan . Ladd, . Glenn . Ford, and . Burt . Lancaster. . And with characteristic frankness, he also talks about his off-screen loves and passions. . A must for every film buff, . Ernie: . An . Autobiography is a fascinating memoir--filled with secrets, well-remembered details, and never-before-told stories--of a star who has thrived in the changing world of . Hollywood for more than half a century, and endeared himself to legions of fans everywhere. . Ernest . Borgnine is an . Academy . Award winning actor whose film and . TV career has spanned more than sixty years. . He lives in . Los . Angeles with his wife, . Tova.