THEfounder of Beauty by Tova cosmetics, Tova Borgnine passed away at 80 years old on February 26, 2022.
Her passing was announced on February 28 by the Tova team via Borgnine's social media accounts.
What was Tova Borgnine cause of death?
Borgnine's team announced the businesswoman had passed away on February 26 but her cause of death has not been released.
The team posted about Borgnine's passing to her Instagram and Facebook accounts, writing, "With a Halo of Heaven, she captured our hearts, minds, and senses giving us a Signature that shared our beauty. With an eye for detail and design her jewelry brought sparkle to each and every day," the Tova team wrote.
"With her stories, we took a journey with her from Hollywood to distant lands feeling as though we stood beside her. From our hearts, thank you Tova for the grace, beauty, elegance, and joy you brought to us all.
"It is with heavy hearts we share of the peaceful passing of Tova Borgnine, our Founder, Leader, and Friend. Forever the sparkle in our hearts."
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Who was Tova Borgnine?
Borgnine was born in Oslo, Norway in 1941 and emigrated to the US with her mother Aase, who only had $70 when she came to the northeast.
According to Borgnine's website, she drew inspiration from her mother and adopted an "It can be done" attitude.
She started to pursue acting but realized she had an affinity for the cosmetic arts and opened the boutique, Tova's Touch, at the New Jersey Shore.
Borgnine was a trailblazer in business and founded the Tova Corporation in 1977 with only four skincare products that customers could purchase through a mail-order service.
She obtained her Business MBA from Harvard University, authored two books, and received numerous awards for her work with charities and in recognition of her achievements in business.
Borgnine is a breast cancer survivor and was the wife of late Hollywood actor Ernest Borgnine who passed away in 2012.
Who was Tova Borgnine's husband?
Tova Borgnine married the acclaimed actor Ernest Borgnine whose parents had emigrated to the US from Italy.
His mother pushed him to pursue acting despite his lack of experience and he ultimately starred in a number of films including Escape From New York, Vera Cruz, and Marty, for which he won an Oscar Award for Best Actor.
He had previously been married four times before he and Borgnine tied the knot in 1973.
Ernest Borgnine has four children between his past wives. He and his first wife, Rhoda, had a daughter Nancee, 69.
His next two marriages resulted in no children, but he had three more with his fourth wife Donna Rancourt.
Their children were Christopher, 52, Sharon, 56, and Diana, 51. Ernest Borgnine and Tova Borgnine did not have any children.
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