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Monday, January 26, 2009

Ernie and His Mamma

While working on a new website project, I ran across this photograph accompanying the passport application of Anna Boselli Borgnino. Anna—the daughter of Count Vincenzo Boselli—had brought her son Ermes to Milan in 1920, and while she was away her husband went and got himself naturalized in Connecticut. That meant she had become an American citizen as well, and had to get a passport to travel back to the U.S.

And that round-faced kid on her lap? He grew up to be Academy-Award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine. I wonder if he had a gap between his two front baby teeth.

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