The actor Wilford Brimley is dead at 85. He was a TV fixture as a spokesman for Quaker Oats, and played cranky coots in films like “Cocoon.”

Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:54 PM EST

Recognizable by his walrus mustache, Mr. Brimley also played cantankerous characters in “Absence of Malice,” “The Natural” and other films.

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