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August 04, 2020

How 'Our House' Star Deidre Hall Paid Tribute to Co-star Wilford Brimley Following His Death

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American actress Deidre Hall took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to the late Wilford Brimley, her co-star in "Our House," who died on August 1. 

"Our House" actress Deidre Hall took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to her co-star from the series, Anthony Wilford Brimley, who died on Saturday.

Deidre Hall at the 2nd Annual "Runway for Life" celebrity fashion show, August 19, 2003 | Photo: Getty Images


In her post, Hall shared a black and white picture of herself and Brimley, and in the caption, she stated that she learned a lot from him. She wrote:

"We lost a great one yesterday. Every day with Wilford was a life lesson. Heaven just got a lot more interesting." 

Wilfred Brimley starred in "Our House" from 1986 to 1988, the two years in which the family drama series aired on NBC Network. 


He portrayed the character of family patriarch Gus Witherspoon. Hall, on the other hand, played the role of Witherspoon's widowed daughter-in-law, Jessie. 

Bensky also expressed sadness at the fact that she would not hear his wonderful stories anymore.

Deidre Hall was not the only "Our House" alum to pay tribute to the late Brimley. Shannen Doherty, who played his granddaughter on the family drama series, also did, describing him as a grandfather. 


Taking to her Instagram page, Doherty shared a picture of herself and Brimley from the set of "Our House," and wrote in her caption

"I met Wilford when we did Our House together. He taught me a lot on that show. He also gave me a horse named Brownie." 

Doherty further said that she learned how to ski from the late Brimley and that the late actor gave big hugs and told great jokes, adding that he would be missed. 

Actor Wilford Brimley at the 2017 Monster Mania Con at NJ Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey | Photo:Getty Images


Wilford Brimley died at the age of 85 at Utah Hospital. Lynda Bensky, his manager, revealed that the late actor was on dialysis and was suffering from several medical issues. 

Bensky noted that Brimley was a man that could be trusted, who always meant what he said. Bensky also expressed sadness at the fact that she would not hear his wonderful stories anymore. 

Brimley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 27, 1934. He played multiple roles during his career, with his most noteworthy role coming in "Cocoon." 

In that film, Brimley starred as one of a group of older adults that came across aliens and derived youthful rejuvenation from them. The film was a box office success and went on to win two Academy Awards.