Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor.

A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards.

During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker.

Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress.


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Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress. He has also recently appeared in television commercials. Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. Since 1999, Borgnine has appeared on the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants as the elderly superhero Mermaid Man. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. Borgnine has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6324 Hollywood Blvd. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. Among his five wives are actresses Ethel Merman (to whom he was infamously wed for only one month) and Katy Jurado, and writer Deborah Schwartz.

He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. From 1962 through 1966 he starred in the popular situation comedy television series McHale's Navy, and starred in the 1964 film version McHale's Navy. During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. The Badlanders, Man on a String, Summer of the 17th Doll, Barabbas, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, Ice Station Zebra, The Legend of Lylah Clare, The Wild Bunch, The Poseidon Adventure, Emperor of the North Pole, and Law and Disorder. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. He subsequently appeared in many films sometimes in lead roles but more often supporting major stars in Jubal, The Catered Affair,The Best Things in Life are Free, Torpedo Run, The Vikings. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. In 1955, Borgnine starred in the drama Marty, which gained him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In 1951 he moved to Los Angeles, California, receiving his big break in 1953's From Here to Eternity. A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. In 1949, he debuted on Broadway in Harvey. Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor. After a few years of drifting, he attended the Randall School of Drama in Hartford. Following graduation, he went to the famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia. Born Ermes Effron Borgnino in Hamden, Connecticut, he joined the United States Navy after high school and stayed in for ten years.

Ernest Borgnine (born January 24, 1917) is an American actor.

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