Veteran movie star Ernest Borgnine has been nursing a secret heartache after one of his daughters allegedly attempted to commit suicide last month(Feb11).

The 94-year-old actor has returned to the spotlight in recent months after receiving the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in January (11).

But his career honor has been overshadowed by personal turmoil - U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer reports his 45-year-old daughter Sharon Borgnine Halverson suffered an overdose on prescription medication on 15 February (11).

Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm confirms officers responded to an emergency call from a pal at Halverson's address in Moose Lake, Minnesota, where a woman was found "unresponsive".

Halverson, Borgnine's eldest daughter with fourth wife Donna Rancourt, was subsequently released from hospital.