We interrupt today’s scheduled blog bit about what a lying, un-American, Marxist bastard Barack Obama is, to bring you the sad news that actor Ernest Borgnine has died.
I actually had the good pleasure to meet Mr. Borgnine once. I believe it was in 1978, on location for a made-for-TV-movie called ‘Cops And Robin’. If that movie includes a scene at an amusement park (Knott’s Berry Farm), then I’ve remembered things correctly.
At any rate, I was doing Background (or “Extra”) work in the movie business at that time, and I was working on location at Knott’s Berry Farm in
Ernest Borgnine was starring in this movie, and although I rarely made it a point to speak with the actors on a set, I just felt compelled to approach Mr. Borgnine. He was sitting in his fold-out actor’s chair and we were filming a scene near Knott’s Berry Farm’s ‘Sky Cabin’ ride. I walked up to Mr. Borgnine and initiated a brief discussion. I can’t remember what I said to him but I’m sure it probably had to do with how much I loved and could relate to his performance in the movie ‘Marty’. (‘Marty’ won the Academy Award for ‘Best Picture’ in 1955, and Borgnine won the Oscar for ‘Best Actor’ that year.)