Ernest Borgnine was honored today in his hometown of Hamden, Connecticut, on what would have been his 100th birthday.

HAMDEN DECLARES ERNEST BORGNINE DAY AFTER LATE ACTOR

Hamden mayor Curt Balzano Leng declared Jan. 24 to be Ernest Borgnine Day to honor the late Academy Award winner. Borgnine passed away in 2012 at 95 years old. Borgnine won an Academy Award in 1955 for his hit film Marty, as well as a Golden Globe.

“Today, we ask all citizens of Hamden to reflect on the life and achievements of Mr. Ernest Borgnine, and to remember his contributions to not only our local community, but also the life and culture of our nation as a whole,” said the town’s proclamation.

Watch Borgnine reflect on Marty in the clip below.

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