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Wilford Brimley, Cocoon and Natural actor, dies at 85


The mustached Wilford Brimley was a familiar face for a number of roles, often playing characters like his grizzled baseball manager in The Natural opposite Robert Redford’s bad-luck phenomenon. He also worked with Redford in Brubaker and The Electric Horseman.

Wilford Brimley is survived by his wife Beverly and three sons. (Photo: AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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.

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