Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85


Los Angeles: Wilford Brimley, who labored his approach up from film stunt rider to an indelible character actor who introduced gruff allure, and typically menace, to a variety of movies that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm”, has died. He was 85. Brimley’s supervisor Lynda Bensky stated the actor died in a Utah hospital. He was on dialysis and had a number of medical illnesses, she stated. The mustached Brimley was a well-recognized face for various roles, typically taking part in characters like his grizzled baseball supervisor in “The Natural” reverse Robert Redford’s bad-luck phenomenon. He additionally labored with Redford in “Brubaker” and “The Electric Horseman.” Brimley’s best-known work was in “Cocoon”. AP

Israel showers India with greetings on Friendship Day

Jerusalem: Israel on Sunday showered India with goodwill greetings on Friendship Day, peppered with a Bollywood quantity, with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin additionally congratulating PM Narendra Modi. Rivlin tweeted in English and Hindi his message . “Happy Friendship Day to our dear friends in India!,” the Israeli President wrote. “Mitrata Divas par meri or se aapko aur bharat ki janta ko bahut bahut badhai,” he wrote. “Tere jaisa yaar kahan, kahan aisa yaarana (There is no friend like you, there is no friendship like ours).” “May our #Friendship & #GrowingPartnership strengthen even more in future!,” a tweet from the official deal with of the Israeli embassy stated. PTI

US Marshals put Fyre Festival merchandise up for public sale

New York: More than three years after the extremely publicised Fyre Festival famously fizzled out within the Bahamas, merchandise and different “minor assets” are up on the market, courtesy the US Marshals Service. The US Marshals introduced that 126 gadgets from the pageant might be auctioned off, with proceeds going towards the victims of Billy McFarland. McFarland acknowledged defrauding buyers of $26 million within the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest within the rip-off. He was sentenced to 6 years in jail in October 2018. AP



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