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Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85

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RIP

I recently re-watched Cocoon 1 and 2 and he seemed old then though was early 50s. I looked him up on the net and was surprised he was still alive. A lot of great memories from as a kid in the 80s. I will never forget Our House and the Quaker Oatmeal commercials.

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This year just keeps on bringing on the tough times. We are losing a lot of the good ones.

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Diabeetus

RIP

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@Nomination

I recently re-watched Cocoon 1 and 2 and he seemed old then though was early 50s. 

I thought the exact same thing. Wasn't he playing a senior citizen? He was 50 exactly when the first Cocoon came out. I'm now older than he was. Yikes. RIP

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For me he will always remain the scary-grandpa type, like as the Postmaster General who threatened Kramer in Seinfeld. But yes, the other roles, too. "It's the right thing to do, and a tasty way to do it" is burned in my brain. RIP.

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Blair's gone MacReady!

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Finish your darn oatmeal or I'll make my horse take a big dump on your front lawn.

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