Actor Wilford Brimley, of 'Cocoon' and Diabetes Campaigns, Dead at Age 85

Actor Wilford Brimley, of 'Cocoon' and Diabetes Campaigns, Dead at Age 85


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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 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. He was on dialysis and had several medical ailments, she said.

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The mustached Brimley was a familiar face

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