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Entertainment 'Cocoon' actor Wilford Brimley dies age 85

12:41  02 august  2020
12:41  02 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Actor Wilford Brimley , best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning movie " Cocoon " and "The Firm" has died at the age of 85 , U.S. media reported. Utah-born Brimley found his way into the film industry through stunt work around horse riding, before taking on successively larger roles in his

Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor and singer. After serving in the U.S. Marines and doing a variety of jobs including ranch hand and wrangler

(Reuters) - Actor Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in the Oscar-winning movie "Cocoon" and "The Firm" has died at the age of 85, U.S. media reported.

Utah-born Brimley found his way into the film industry through stunt work around horse riding, before taking on successively larger roles in his 40s and 50s which brought him fame playing sometimes gruff but lovable moustachioed seniors.

In Ron Howard's 1985 Sci-Fi feature "Cocoon", Brimley played a man in his 70s who together with the other residents of a Florida retirement home, discovers an alien energy source that rejuvenates them.

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Character actor Wilford Brimley , known as the face of e long-time face of television advertisements for the Quaker Oats Company. FILE - In this 2009 file photo, Actor Wilford Brimley attends the premiere of 'Did You Hear About [+] The Morgans' at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York.

Wilford Brimley , who had a storied career on TV and was once the face of Quaker Oats for years, has died at 85 . According to TMZ, Brimley passed away on Saturday morning in his home in Utah after battling an illness for several days. Brimley was a beloved actor and a strong advocate for diabetes

Another memorable role came alongside Tom Cruise in the 1993 legal thriller, "The Firm", where Brimley played a sinister security official for a law firm.

Actor Barbara Hershey, who starred with Brimley in several films, described him on Twitter as a wonderful man and actor who "always made me laugh".

(Reporting by Alexandra Hudson; Editing by Frances Kerry)


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