Ernest Borgnine: Circus Parade
Ernest Borgnine passed away on Sunday.
Although he's probably most remembered as Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale, in the TV comedy McHale's Navy, Borgnine was an accomplished dramatic actor.
He was in classic films, like From Here to Eternity. He won an Oscar for his starring role in Marty. In 1973, Borgnine played Vince Lombardi, Legend in Granite.
For me, Borgnine's most memorable role was as a clown in the Circus Parade.
Most of the obituaries and tributes don't mention Borgnine the clown. That omission makes them seem so inadequate and incomplete.
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
While he was known for his roles in the big and little screens, through the years he became one of Milwaukee's favorite sons for his faithful and repeated performances at the city's Great Circus Parade,... [via Freedom Eden]