RIP Wilford Brimley

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  1. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

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    I’ll have some Quaker Oats this am
     
  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    Wilford was also on a television show called Our House from 1986-1988.
     
  3. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    I agree, and that's in no way intended as a knock against the guy. He always seemed much older than what he was, due to him playing older/senior characters when he was younger than what his characters would have been.
     
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  4. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    I remember that series, and actually, other than the Quaker Oats commercials, that was the first thing that popped into my head when I read of his passing, not his much more known role in "Cocoon".
     
  5. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Wonderful actor. RIP. :cry:
     
  6. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

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    A lot of folks forget his Star Wars connection, starring in the side project Battle For Endor. Which is seriously intense for young children.
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  7. TheHypnoToad

    TheHypnoToad Forum Resident

    So many great roles across television and film. RIP Mr. Brimley. Looks like Sorrow caught up with you. Bad dog! :tsk:
     
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  8. MikaelaArsenault

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    I was first familiar with him through the Liberty Medical commercial.
     
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  9. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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    Big jazz fan, too.
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  10. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    And a guitar player too.
     
  11. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    I think I first saw Brimley in The Waltons in the '70s, but I first really noticed him in Absence of Malice, 10 to Midnight and The Hotel New Hampshire. I was incredulous when I found out he was only 49-50 when he filmed Cocoon.
     
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  12. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Very sad news. For an actor, Wilford always seemed so real and genuine. Apart from his numerous roles in films, I enjoyed his guest appearances in the 90s on "Seinfeld" and "Walker Texas Ranger." RIP Mr. Brimley

    Wilford Brimley the postmaster on Seinfeld
     
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  13. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

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    R.I.P. Wilford :cry:
     
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  14. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

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    Rest easy, Mr. Brimley.

    It's been a hell of a ride, huh kid?
     
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  15. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    RIP

    Very likeable actor!
     
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  16. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

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    For some reason, I thought that he died a long time ago.

    RIP.
     
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  17. SteveRes

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    Sad news, always enjoyed his work. The Thing will always be my favourite film of his, but it always made me smile when he showed up in other movies. Only a few days ago I watched Charles Bronson's 10 to Midnight for the first time and it was a delight to see him appear as Bronson's boss. RIP
     
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  18. Big Jimbo

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    I remember for awhile in the 1980s my cable network had WBSK out of Boston. Sunday mornings they had someone with a half hour Show that interviewed.actors. Brimley, promoting “Cocoon 2”, came off as a jerk (the two young people interviewed were pleasant). Perhaps it was a bad day.
    Leslie Nielsen was even funnier in the show he was interviewed than in any of his movies which is saying something
     
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  19. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    Nobody rocked a handlebar moustache better
     
  20. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

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    Wilfred Brimley and Robert Redford were very close in age (approximately 2 years)

     
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  21. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Senior Member

    You like golf, Mr. Kramer?
     
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  22. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    I remember watching that one-had a big crush on Deidre Hall back then.
     
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  23. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Fish or a mountain to scale

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    Hell I thought he'd been dead.
    RIP
     
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  24. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Fish or a mountain to scale

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    Woah I did have Oatmeal for breakfast this morning. Talk about pre-cognition.
     
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  25. I will eat Quaker Oates in his honor tonight and watch The Thing. I thought he was quite a bit older.
     
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