A friend of Dish wrote a movie and it got produced a few years ago. There were several stars involved, including Ernest Borgnine. Dishscreenwriterfriend said that Borgnine was possibly the nicest star he'd ever met. The man took him around the set and talked with him at length about his screenplay. How cool is that?
EB was honored at some award show recently, long overdue. I remember feeling inspired by his long life. He seemed like one of those actors who doggedly went about his business and didn't agonize too much about minutia. Thank the Cosmic Goddess for people like this.
TG's comment when I told him about Borgnine's death at 95: "Poor guy should've taken better care of himself."