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Wilford Brimley, "Cocoon" star and Quaker Oats pitchman, dies

CBS News Sunday, 2 August 2020
In recent years, Brimley's pitchwork for Liberty Mutual had turned him into an internet sensation for his drawn out pronunciation of diabetes as "diabeetus."
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Beloved actor Wilford Brimley has died. Brimley appeared on the big screen, in television shows, and on Quaker Oats commercials, for decades. Brimley died Saturday in St. George, Utah. According to CNN, his manager said he had been in the ICU getting treatment for medical problems and was on...

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Actor Wilford Brimley Dies In Utah

Actor Wilford Brimley has died. He was 85. According to CNN, Brimley died while hospitalized in St. George, Utah. He was on dialysis and was receiving treatment there for medical problems. Known for his resplendent walrus mustache, Brimley appeared on television shows, Quaker Oats ads, and the films "Cocoon," "The Natural" and "The Thing." He also appeared in commercials for the American Diabetes Association, where he used his raspy baritone to urge people to check their blood sugar often.

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