Wilford Brimley

1934 - 2020

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Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor and singer. After serving in the Marines and taking on odd jobs, he became an extra in westerns and had established himself as a character actor in little more than a decade in films such as The China Syndrome (1979), The Thing (1982), Tender Mercies (1983), The Natural (1984), and Cocoon (1985). Brimley was known for playing characters at times much older than his age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilford Brimley has received more than 5,856,510 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Wilford Brimley is the 1,180th most popular actor (up from 1,570th in 2019), the 2,169th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,822nd in 2019) and the 582nd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Wilford Brimley ranks 1,180 out of 10,030Before him are Tomas Milian, Corinne Cléry, François Périer, Dick York, Jean Sorel, and Cloris Leachman. After him are Michael Massee, Vera Farmiga, Marina Berti, Armand Assante, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Griffin Dunne.

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Among people born in 1934, Wilford Brimley ranks 109Before him are Albert Speer, Omar Karami, Allen Carr, Bingu wa Mutharika, Fredric Jameson, and Jean Sorel. After him are Kisho Kurokawa, Alan Bates, Paul Cohen, Freddie King, George Segal, and Gloria Steinem. Among people deceased in 2020, Wilford Brimley ranks 154Before him are Chuck Yeager, Kang Kek Iew, Joachim Yhombi-Opango, Mamadou Tandja, Shin Kyuk-ho, and Eddie Van Halen. After him are Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Christophe, Harry Gregg, Carlo Ubbiali, Juan Giménez, and Sisavath Keobounphanh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wilford Brimley ranks 2,169 out of 15,968Before him are Walter A. Shewhart (1891), R. Kelly (1967), Johnny Winter (1944), Djuna Barnes (1892), Cloris Leachman (1926), and Michael Spence (1943). After him are Michael Massee (1952), Vera Farmiga (1973), Merian C. Cooper (1893), Robert Ballard (1942), Armand Assante (1949), and Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Wilford Brimley ranks 582Before him are Agnes Moorehead (1900), Victor Mature (1913), Ruth Gordon (1896), Michael Jeter (1952), Dick York (1928), and Cloris Leachman (1926). After him are Michael Massee (1952), Vera Farmiga (1973), Armand Assante (1949), Griffin Dunne (1955), Blythe Danner (1943), and Elijah Wood (1981).

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