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Wilford Brimley

1934 - 2020

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Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and working odd jobs in the 1950s, Brimley started working as an extra and stuntman in Western films in the late 1960s. He became an established character actor in the 1970s and 1980s in films such as The China Syndrome (1979), The Thing (1982), Tender Mercies (1983), The Natural (1984), and Cocoon (1985). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilford Brimley has received more than 6,642,183 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Wilford Brimley is the 1,877th most popular actor (down from 1,180th in 2019), the 3,128th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,168th in 2019) and the 901st most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Wilford Brimley ranks 1,877 out of 9,996Before him are Mark Forest, Elisabeth Bergner, Steve Cropper, Mabel Normand, Aleksandr Demyanenko, and Édith Scob. After him are Mie Hama, Sebastian Koch, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Jackie Stallone, and Irrfan Khan.

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Among people born in 1934, Wilford Brimley ranks 158Before him are Waldo Machado, Alexandra Ripley, Dashrath Manjhi, Pierre Clastres, Nino Ferrer, and Francisco de Sá Carneiro. After him are Eileen Atkins, Lucien Muller, Del Shannon, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Frans Brüggen, and Yasutaka Tsutsui. Among people deceased in 2020, Wilford Brimley ranks 169Before him are Philippe Nahon, Astrid Kirchherr, Zizi Jeanmaire, Adolfo Nicolás, Winston Groom, and Joaquín Peiró. After him are Jackie Stallone, Irrfan Khan, Claude Bolling, Hans Tilkowski, Gigi Proietti, and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

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Among people born in United States, Wilford Brimley ranks 3,128 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Forest (1933), Steve Cropper (1941), Douglas Tompkins (1943), Jesse Jackson (1941), Mabel Normand (1892), and James Curtis Hepburn (1815). After him are Ralph Bunche (1904), Dick Dale (1937), Robert Gates (1943), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Jonathan Frakes (1952), and Brent Spiner (1949).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Wilford Brimley ranks 901Before him are Harris Yulin (1937), Lauren Holly (1963), Lauren German (1978), Mark Forest (1933), Steve Cropper (1941), and Mabel Normand (1892). After him are Jonathan Frakes (1952), Brent Spiner (1949), Jackie Stallone (1921), Susan Sullivan (1942), Art Metrano (1936), and Annie Potts (1952).

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