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Wilford Brimley, whose work as an actor and as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association made him a transgenerational favorite, is dead at 85.
‘Wilford Brimley was a man you could trust,’ Bensky said in a statement.
Brimley left a memorable mark on Hollywood in a career that spanned almost 50 years.
He was perhaps best known for his work in Cocoon and The Natural, but he also memorably appeared in a range of classics, from cult favorites like Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins to blockbuster thrillers like The Firm (opposite Tom Cruise).
It was a full career, with many more appearances on TV and film – including a breakout role on The Waltons.
Acting was just one of Brimley’s talents, however.
Brimley’s lasting presence in Hollywood eventually afforded him opportunities as a spokesperson.
He was well known for a long time as the face of Quaker Oats, and he was an ardent proponent of diabetes education who appeared in multiple public service announcements after receiving a diagnosis of his own in 1979.
He was also the inspiration for the Brimley/Cocoon Line, a popular Twitter feed premised around this idea, per their profile:.
When ‘Cocoon’ reached theaters on June 21, 1985, Wilford Brimley was 18,530 days old.
Wilford Brimley was a wonderful man and actor.
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.
— Brimley/Cocoon Line (@BrimleyLine) August 2, 2020.
Rest in peace, Wilford Brimley.