Marriages of Ernest Borgnine:Ernest Borgnine is one of the celebrities with the most marriages. His marriage to Ethel Merman was one of the shortest marriages and his May-December marriage to Tova Traesnaes was long lasting.
First Marriage -- Rhoda Kemins
Married: September 2, 1949
Divorced: August 29, 1958
Second Marriage -- Katy Jurado
Married: December 31, 1959
Divorced: June 3, 1963
Third Marriage -- Ethel Merman
Married: June 27, 1964
Divorced: July 28, 1964
Fourth Marriage -- Donna Rancourt
Married: June 30, 1965
Divorced: January 1, 1972
Fifth Marriage -- Tova Traesnaes
Married: February 24, 1973
Ernest Borgnine Information:
Born:Ernest Borgnine aka Ermes Effron Borgnino: January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut.
Died:Ernest: At the age of 95, on July 8, 2012, Ernest Borgnine died from renal failure in Los Angeles, California.
- Nancee Borgnine: Born in 1952. Her mother is Rhoda Kemin.
- Sharon Borgnine: Born in 1965. Her mother is Donna Rancourt.
- Cristofer Borgnine: Born in 1966. His mother is Donna Rancourt.
Ernie: "It wasn't a miracle that it all worked out for us: it took a lot of hard work and forgiving, on their part. But they did it -- we did it -- and have never, ever taken our relationships for granted."
Source: Ernest Borgnine. Ernie: The Autobiography. 2009. pg. 242. [Paperback]
Occupations:Ernest: Actor, producer, writer, U.S. Navy veteran. More About Borgnine's Naval Career.
Ernest Borgnine Timeline:
1917: Ernest Borgnine born on January 24, 1917.Ernest Borgnine's Marriages
1949: Ernie married Rhoda Kemins on September 2, 1949.
1952: Daughter Nancee born.
1958: Rhoda and Ernie divorced on August 26, 1958.
1959: Ernie married Katy Jurado on December 31, 1959.
1963: Katy and Ernie were divorced on June 3, 1963.
1964: Ernie and Ethel Merman were married on June 27, 1964.
1964: The divorce papers for Ethel and Ernie were filed on July 28, 1964.
1965: Ernie and Donna Rancourt were married on June 30, 1965.
1965: Daughter Sharon born.
1966: Son Cristofer born.
1972: Donna and Ernie were divorced on January 1, 1972.
1973: Ernie married Tova Traesnaes on February 24, 1973.
2012: Ernest died on July 12, 2012.