The great American Actor Ernest Borgnine has passed away at the age of 95. The news was brought to us by ANer Tom Hignite whose "Miracle Mouse" animated project "Cranky's Miracle" looks to be the last work that Ernest Borgnine was engaged in voicing the character of Cranky Crane for the film. The character is next to his picture in the above graphic.
I met with Tom Hignite in Burbank only a few weeks ago. I recall how excited he was at working with Mr. Borgnine and the stories he recounted of his professionalism and his great attitude and demeanor. The video footage that Tom has taken of Ernest Borgnine during the recent voice recording sessions for Miracle Mouse may very well be the last video shot of the man in an acting situation.
Miracle Mouse and Ernest Borgnine are forever intertwined from here to eternity. If you're familiar with Ernest's work, you'll get the play on words.
Rest In Peace Ernest Borgnine and thank you for your many memorable performances!