Health & Fit Death of Wilford Brimley: the actor of Cocoon and The Firm died at 85

15:40  02 august  2020
15:40  02 august  2020 Source:   programme-television.org

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He was 85 . Brimley ’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning, Aug. 1, 2020 in a Utah hospital. LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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

He was 85 . Brimley ’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning in a Utah hospital. In 1993’s John Grisham adaptation “ The Firm ,” Brimley starred opposite Tom Cruise as a Brimley had a recurring role as a blacksmith on “The Waltons” and the 1980s prime-time series

An atypical character in Hollywood

The name of this actor accustomed to supporting roles will perhaps mean nothing to you, but his plump face and his superb mustache are probably familiar to you. Born in Salt Lake City in 1934, Wilford Brimley first worked as a farmer and rodeo rider before making his film debut, as a stuntman specializing in horse riding scenes. He thus appeared in westerns like Bandolero !, 100 dollars for a sheriff and The Man of the Law.

An atypical character in Hollywood (he notably campaigned against the ban on cockfighting), Wilford Brimley inherited in the 1970s a recurring role in the CBS series La Famille des Collines (broadcast in France on La Cinq in the early 1990s). It was the start of a prolific career. 1979 sees him give the answer to Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas in The Chinese Syndrome and play President Cleveland in the TV movie The Return of the Western Mysteries.

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Wilford Brimley , the actor known for his work in Cocoon , The Natural and The Thing, has died . The following year, he landed his first leading role in Ron Howard’s Cocoon as Ben Luckett, leader of a group of geriatrics who encounter a magically reinvigorating swimming pool by their retirement home.

Character actor Wilford Brimley , whose myriad credits include TV’s The Waltons and Our House and the movie Cocoon , has died at the age of 85 . According to TMZ, Brimley passed away in his Utah home on Saturday morning. He had recently spent days in an ICU hospital unit on dialysis.

Will follow films like The Electric Horseman and Absence of Malice of Sydney Pollack , The Thing of John Carpenter , The confrontation of and with Paul Newman, but also and especially Cocoon . Wilford Brimley plays Ben Luckett, one of the heroes of the block-buster of Ron Howard released in 1985. A role he will resume three years later in the sequel to the cult film, Cocoon, the return.

Wilford Brimley later reunited with Sydney Pollack on the set of The Firm, in 1993. Among the dozens of other films and series in which he played include In and Out , Where are the Morgan ?, Walker, Texas ranger or Seinfeld . Whoever has camped more than 70 characters leaves behind his wife, Beverly, and three children.

Actor Wilford Brimley dead at 85 .
Brimley was a staple of movies and TV, but he's perhaps best known as a pitchman for Quaker Oats and diabetes education.He is survived by wife Beverly and three sons.

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