There's a small park in Ernie's honor in his (and my) hometown of Hamden, Connecticut...
...and there's an Ernest Borgnine booth and shrine at New York City's Tortilla Flats restaurant.
We just heard some sad news. Ernest Borgnine, legendary actor and fellow native of my hometown, Hamden, Connecticut, passed away today at age 95. He had a long life, made a lot of great movies and TV shows and seemed like an awfully nice guy. We did a few Eccentric Roadside posts about him over the years, including the Ernest Borgnine Park in Hamden and the Ernest Borgnine booth and shrine at the Tortilla Flats restaurant in New York City. Check them out here.
So long, Ernie. If someone famous had to be from my hometown, I'm glad it was you.