Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine died today at the age of 95. In addition to his Academy Award performance in the 1955 film Marty, Borgnine delighted TV audiences with his role in the situation comedy "McHale's Navy."
To entice the rats to attack Borgnine in the 1972 movie Willard, the producers hired an animal trainer who smeared the actor with peanut butter. One of the rats bit Borgnine, forcing him to get a tetanus shot.
Ernest’s mother loved whipped cream so much that she once asked Ernest to put a bottle of whipped cream inside her coffin just before she was buried. Right after she died, Borgnine seriously discussed the idea with his sister, Eve, who nixed it.