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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:12 PM
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Ernest Borgnine, Ethel Merman, and grounds for divorce...eeewwww
http://homepage.mac.com/jdmajaris/Casually%20Doomed/C11...
The coupling of thrice-wed Broadway belter Ethel Merman and twice-wed Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine is one of the kookiest in Hollywood history. The unlikely duo's knot began unraveling on their honeymoon, when, according to Borgnine, he garnered the lion's share of fan attention, which left Merman seething. "By the time we got home, it was hell on earth," he recalled in 2001. "And after 32 days I said to her, 'Madam, bye.'" But things weren't exactly coming up roses for the Merm: she was allegedly subjected to the silent and deadly "Dutch Oven," which involved Borgnine releasing toxic fumes in bed while trapping her under the sheets. Merman, who never again married, devoted a chapter of her autobiography to the Borgnine marriage: It consisted of one blank page.

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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:15 PM
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1. Hard to take sides on this fiasco...
I'm running away from this one...

:yoiks:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:17 PM
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2. My dear darkstar.......
Aren't they both dead?

:crazy:
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:21 PM
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3. Not sure...
I don't recall a notice on either, but it may well be the case. We got talking about short lived Hollywood marriages last night and a friend brought up these two and the, uh, unsavory practice above that were supposedly part of the court proceedings....

Lurves ya Peggy-O,

:hug:
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:29 PM
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4. Merman died in 1984,
McHale is still going.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 09:22 PM
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7. Borgnine's not dead. He voices Mermaid Man on Spongebob.
:)
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 07:31 PM
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5. Here's the scoop.
Merman died in 1984 and Borgnine is still living at age 90.

He's been married five times according to IMDB.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 09:17 PM
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6. *I* think THAT... Oh, what can we say about this? It
Edited on Sun Mar-25-07 09:26 PM by UTUSN
has ALWAYS been a mystery to me!!1 (and NINETY cheeneeing years hasn't SOLVED it!!1)
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darkstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 09:30 PM
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9. 90 years young and
Borgie's probably still a little stinker!!!!

That's what *I* think.... :hi:

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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-25-07 09:27 PM
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8. If I had been Ethel, Ernest would have received a swift kick in the balls...
...during the aforementioned "Dutch Oven" treatment.
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