Actor Wilford Brimley, renowned for films ‘The Natural’, ‘The Fir’, ‘The Cocoon’ died at the age of 85. He had been suffering with kidney problems for the past two months .
He was also a famous advertisement face like Quaker Oats. His film Cocoon stopped out and his popularity grew after it. He is known for creating memorable performances even in relatively small roles. In Barry Levinson’s The Natural, Birmly ‘s character Pop Fischer is utterly remarkable.
He even performed an impactful scene in Sydeny Pollack’s Absence of Malice which was highly praised. Robert Ebert called him,’a lawman who takes brusque command of an informal hearing” in the climactic scenes of the movie “and reduces everyone but Newman to quivering surrender.
He is also a known face on TV Movies. In 1979 he appeared in How The West Was Won and in ‘The Wild Wild West Revisited’. Between 1986-88 , he played the character of grandfather in Our House.
Homicide: Life on the street remains a memorable episode when he appeared as an old man dying of cancer and wants to get rid of the pain through eutganaia. In 1997, he starred in an episode of Seinfeld where he plays a Postmaster General .
He was born in Salt Lake City and initially served in the Marine Corps and later worked as farmer and rodeo rider and served as a bodyguard to Howard Huges and later began his career in cinema .