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I was looking up Wilford Brimley to see if he was still alive. I didn’t realize all the things he had done.


Anthony Wilford Brimley (born September 27, 1934) is an American actor who has appeared in films and television series. After serving in the Marines and doing a variety of jobs including ranch hand and wrangler, Brimley became an extra for Westerns, and in little more than a decade he had established himself as a character actor in major films such as The China Syndrome, as and The Natural. His trademark mustache, accent and brusque delivery made Brimley very recognizable, but forthrightness on screen was on occasion matched by bluntness on set when his interpretation of a character was being faulted. Brimley's weather beaten appearance enabled him to be convincing as someone decades older in the highly successful Cocoon (1985), and it has become an internet meme to compare a leading man's age to Brimley's when that film was made.


And yes, he does in fact have Diabetus. He was diagnosed with it in 1979. 




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