Wilford Brimley Dies, Legendary Actor, the Face of Quaker Oats Was 85

Wilford Brimley Dies, Legendary Actor, the Face of Quaker Oats Was 85
Another legendary performer has sadly left us as it has been reported that veteran actor Wilford Brimley has passed away. Also known as a diabetes education spokesman and the face of Quaker Oats for many years in addition to his acting work, Wilford reportedly died at his home in Utah on Saturday morning. The actor is also said to have been very sick and in an ICU wing of a hospital on dialysis in the days leading up to his death. He was 85 years old.

Born Anthony Wilford Brimley, the Hollywood legend was born in Salt Lake City on Sept. 27, 1934. After dropping out of school and spending a few years serving for the Marines, Brimley would take on a variety of odd jobs, leading to a gig shoeing horses for movies and television productions. With his foot in the door, Brimley was appearing in uncredited roles in movies like Bandolero!
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