The actor Wilford BrimleyWhoever provided charming films such as "Cocoon", "The Natural" ("The best") and "The Firm" ("Facade") loses their lives to 85 years, after years of dealing with various ailments, including dialysis.
The legendary actor, he began in the cinema as a double rider so he became an actor of character, unfortunately he lost the battle last Saturday in a hospital in Utah, as detailed by his manager, Lynda Bensky. He was on dialysis and suffered from various ailments.
He histrionic With a bombastic mustache, he was known for various roles, including that of baseball manager in "The Natural" with Robert Redford. He also worked with Redford on "Brubaker" and "The Electric Horseman".
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However, it was in "Cocoon"Through which he made himself known, the story places him as part of a group of elders who discover an alien capsule that rejuvenates them. The film by 1985 Ron Howard's won two Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor for Don Ameche.
RIP Wilford Brimley - so many great performances, but I’ll never forget seeing him sing this surprisingly tender “It's Not Easy Being Green” https://t.co/xdvh9qGhMj
- Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome)
August 2, 2020
It is worth mentioning that Brimley also acted in a sequel to 1988, "Cocoon": The Return ".
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Also, for several years the brand of oats was the image "Quaker Oats"and most recently he appeared in a series of diabetes ads that made him a sensation in social networks.
Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust, "Bensky said in a statement.
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He said what he thought and thought what he said. He was tough on the outside, but he had a tender heart. It saddens me that I can't hear my friend's wonderful stories again. It was unique. ”
For her part, the actress Barbara Hershey, called him "a wonderful man and actor ... He always made me laugh", both met on the set of "Last of the Dogmen" ("Traces of a warrior") of 1995
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It is worth mentioning that the actor was never nominated for an Oscar or Emmy, however, he amassed a large number of credits. In "The Firm"Brimley acted alongside Tom Cruise.
Brimley Born in Utah surrounded by horses, he spent two decades touring the American West and working on farms and racetracks. He ventured into filmmaking in the 1960s, riding in films like "True Grit" ("Temple of Steel"), and appearing in television series such as "Gunsmoke" ("The Law of the Revolver"). In addition to many other participations.
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The actor is survived by his wife, Beverly, and three children.