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 Wilford Brimley

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Wilford Brimley

Original Name Anthony Wilford Brimley
Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 1 Aug 2020 (aged 85)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 214012571 View Source
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Actor. After dropping out of high school at fourteen, he worked as a cowboy. During the Korean War he served as a Marine and after discharge, he continued to work with horses in film work. He was encouraged to take on roles as a cowboy or a stunt man in western films. His first major casting was as a blacksmith in the 1970's television series, "The Waltons." In 1979, his first featured role was in "The China Syndrome." His career continued, with his most memorable roles in the films "Absence of Malice," "Tender Mercies," "The Natural," "Cocoon" and "The Firm." In 1997, Brimley moved to working in independent productions for Turner Network Television (TNT) and made various television appearances. This included commercial work, most notably for Quaker Oats. Musically, he was considered a fine singer and released one album, and was also an accomplished harmonica player. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he married Beverly Barry in 2007 after the death of his first wife, Lynne. With his second wife, he began the nonprofit organization Hands Across the Saddle (HATS) that provides assistance to those in the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. He also worked with the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness especially in veteran hospitals. He died after a long illness due to kidney issues.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: HJ
  • Added: 2 Aug 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 214012571
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214012571/wilford-brimley : accessed ), memorial page for Wilford Brimley (27 Sep 1934–1 Aug 2020), Find a Grave Memorial ID 214012571, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.