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Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

Associated Press
Created: August 02, 2020 09:43 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died. He was 85.

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Brimley’s manager says the actor died Saturday morning in a Utah hospital.  She says he was on dialysis and had several medical ailments.

The mustached Brimley was a familiar face for a number of roles, often playing gruff characters like his grizzled baseball manager in “The Natural.” Brimley’s best-known work was in “Cocoon,” in which he was part of a group of seniors who discover an alien pod that rejuvenates them.

Brimley was also recognizable to many as a longtime pitchman for Quaker Oats and medical supplier Liberty Medical.

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