Varla Jean Merman remembers Ernest Borgnine
With the death of Ernest Borgnine this week, many have wondered how Varla Jean Merman, the illegitimate daughter of Borgnine and Ethel Merman, felt about the loss.
Besieged with messages on her Facebook page, the cabaret superstar responded:
"Thank you all for your kind words. The loss of a parent is devastating, and my love for him was unrestrained. He was a quiet man, but his lawyers often conveyed his true feelings for me, and at least reassured me that he did know I was out there, especially when I came within 400 feet of him."
Varla Jean Merman appears in her latest show, "Topping Myself," at the Art House in Provincetown, MA through September 3, 2012.
For more information, visit the Varla Jean Merman website.