Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy birthday, Ernest Borgnine

The great Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Commander Quenton McHale

Ernest Borgnine Park in Hamden, Connecticut

Ernie memorabilia and the fabled Ernie booth at Tortilla Flats in New York City

Today is Ernest Borgnine's birthday. He played a lonely bachelor in "Marty", a cruel sergeant in "From Here to Eternity", a fun-loving skipper in "McHale's Navy" and superhero Mermaid Man in "SpongeBob Squarepants". He's 94 (!) and still looks great. He's also a native of my hometown, Hamden, Connecticut, and they have a small park there is his honor. There's also a Mexican restaurant in New York City that has a fabled Ernest Borgnine booth. I did a previous post about both of these places and you can read all about them here.

Happy birthday Ernie! You do Hamden proud.


Mod Betty / said...

I had no idea he was still around! His birthday must've been why RetroRoadhusband sent me this link of Ernest and Soupy Sales yesterday:


Gunnar and Sherry said...

That is AWESOME Betty! Two showbiz superstars on one stage! I always liked how Ernie was such a "regular guy", kinda like my hometown.

Ty said...

I live right near Ernest Borgnine Park in Hamden and you are right, it should be more than a blade of grass near Stop and Shop.

Ernie will be missed.