Monday, July 9, 2012

RIP Ernest Borgnine: January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012

Photo by: Sam Posten III

The world just became a whole lot worse, ladies and gentlemen.

Ernest Borgnine was an incredible bad ass, as well as a complete gentleman, and all around awesome guy.  While my parents and grandparents probably recognize him for his roles in Marty, McHale's Navy, and From Here to Eternity, but he has one solid place in the heart of my childhood:  Mermaid Man from the show Spongebob Squarepants.  He also took over the role of Carface in the subsequent All Dogs Go to Heaven sequelsEnjoy a clip below, a profile of the actor, as well as two interviews with the late great actor.