Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ actor dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' actor dies at 85

On Staurday, Wilford Brimley, a portly actor with the Walrus moustache, found his niche in ‘Absence of Malice,’ ‘The Natural’ and ‘Cocoon’ and the rest of the movies, died at the age of 85.

Three months, Mr. Brimley became sick, said his lawyer Lynda Bensky, with a kidney disease. He died at St. George’s, Utah hospital where the star had a family.

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Wilford Brimley, who has traveled from a stunt artist to film stars like Cocoon and The Natural, is dead. He was eighty-five.

The actor died Saturday morning in Utah hospital Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky. She said that he was on dialysis and suffered from many medical issues.

People Gave Tribute to the Legendary Actor

The moustache Brimley played many positions associated with his grizzled baseball boss, several times portraying gruff characters like his.

The famous work of Brimley was in Cocoon where he was part of a larger group of older people who discovered an alien pod which would reinvigorate them. In 1985 Ron Howard won two Oscars, including Don Ameche’s supporting actor.

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Sometimes portrayed as a curmudgeon, Brimley was Quaker Oats ‘s face in the 1990’s, offering a cereal company the iconic line, “This is the best thing to do and the delicious way to do it.” Highlights were offered in social media after the deaths of Brimley, with Stephen Colbert noting on Twitter, “RIP Wilford Brimley — too many fantastic performances.

In Cocoon too, Brimley appeared, The Comeback, a sequel of 1988.

He was a pitchman for Quaker Oats for years and has been in a string of diabetic commercials in recent years, which have turned him in a sense of the social media.

“Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust,” Bensky said in a statement. “He said what he meant and he meant what he said. He had a tough exterior and a tender heart. I’m sad that I will no longer get to hear my friend’s wonderful stories. He was one of a kind.”

While Brimley was never given an Oscar or Emmy Winner, he received an amazing list of loans. Brimley stared opposite Tom Cruise in the 1993 John Grisham Adaptation The Firm as a tough investigator who used ruthless tactics to safeguard the secrets of the company’s law firms.

Brimley’s Film career began as a Utahian stuntman in the late 1960s, establishing a relationship with Robert Duvall. Duval ‘s advice encouraged Brimley to try more influential acting roles and, according to a biography written for Turner Classic Movies, his career started after he starred in The China Syndrome in 1979.


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