Wilford Brimley
Wilford Brimley in Crossfire Trail

Anthony Wilford Brimley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1934, where his father worked as a real estate broker. Prior to his career in acting, he joined in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for Howard Hughes, ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith; he then began shoeing horses for film and television. He began acting in the 1960s as a riding extra in Westerns and a stunt man at the urging of his friend, Robert Duvall.

Brimley's big breakthrough came when he was cast in the popular 1970s television series The Waltons.Since then, he has performed in a large variety of movies, such as: China Syndrome (1979), Absence of Malice (1981), The Natural (1984), and Cocoon (1985).

Wilford is receiving his Silver Spur award for his work in western televison and movies, such as: Blood River (1991), Crossfire Trail (2001), The Oregon Trail tv series, and the How the West Was Won tv series.

The Reel Cowboys are pleased to give him this well-deserved award.

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