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Wilford Brimley, ‘The Natural’ and ‘Cocoon’ Star, Dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in “The Natural,” the 1982 remake of “The Thing,” “The Firm” and “Cocoon,” died on Saturday. He was 85.

His agent, Lynda Bensky, told The New York Times that he had been sick with a kidney problem for two months.

Brimley used to joke about always playing "old". He once told an interviewer, “I never get the girl. And I never get to take my shirt off. I started by playing fathers to guys who were 25 years older than I was.”
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