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11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections


7. Cocoon (1985)

11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections

Wilford Brimley was born in Salt Lake City, but his family moved to California. In the 1950s, his family belonged to the Santa Monica Stake.  He entered films in the 1960s as a cowboy stuntman.  He achieved star status in the 1980s with such films as The Thing (1981), Hotel New Hampshire (1984), The Natural (1984) and Cocoon (1986). For a time, he worked as the commercial spokesperson for the Quaker Oats company. LDS audiences might know him best from Brigham City. Currently, he can be seen on television as the spokesperson for Liberty Medical Diabetic Supplies.