Wilford Brimley dead at 85; known for roles in ‘Cocoon,’ ‘The Firm’ and ‘The Natural’

Wilford Brimley dead at 85; known for roles in ‘Cocoon,’ ‘The Firm’ and ‘The Natural’

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Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85. Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning in a Utah hospital.
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Wilford Brimley, actor who appeared in Cocoon before becoming Quaker Oats pitch man, dies at 85

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Wilford Brimley, the longtime character actor who appeared in such hit films as Cocoon, The Firm, The Natural and The China Syndrome but is best known as the pitch man for Quaker Oats food products, has died. He was 85. Brimley passed away at his home in his native Utah, TMZ reported. The news site
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