Tova Borgnine Estate Donates to the U.S. Navy Memorial
Life is not forever. Love is.
Tova DePaolis Borgnine 1941–2022
Ermes Effron "Ernest" Borgnine 1917–2012
The bequest to the Navy is Tova's gift to her beloved husband of 40 years. A plaque dedicated in their memory is now displayed at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Ernie and Tova Shared a Love of Country and the Sea
Ernie served in the Navy, enjoyed boating, and was an avid fisherman. Tova, who immigrated to the U.S. from Norway as a child, was a patriotic American with great pride in the seafaring heritage of her Viking ancestors.
Facelift in a Jar
The products that launched Tova's beauty empire. Through years of testing (often on Ernie and his Hollywood friends) these products have evolved into the Cactine line of skincare that is still at the heart of TOVA Beverly Hills!
Inspired by ErnieHey, Sailor! Get Handsome
Tova captured "the essence of the confident man. Sophisticated, yet rugged."
The U.S. Navy Memorial
The Borgnine family are longtime supporters of the Navy and the U.S. Navy Memorial's mission to "Honor, Recognize, and celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services, past, present, and future; and to Inform the public about their service." The family hopes to inspire others to give to this wonderful foundation.