Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds, 2011

Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director, and producer.

He starred in many roles, such as Dan August, Deliverance, The Longest Yard with its 2005 remake, and Smokey and the Bandit.

He also won two Golden Globe Awards, including in Evening Shade for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy and in Boogie Nights for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

Personal life[change | change source]

Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia. He studied at Florida State University. From 1962 through 1965, Reynolds was married to British actress Judy Carne. From 1988 through 1993, he was married to Loni Anderson.

In 1972, he posed nude in the April issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Reynolds said the nude picture hurt his chances for receiving an Academy Award.[1]

Death[change | change source]

Reynolds died from cardiac arrest at a Jupiter, Florida hospital on September 6, 2018, aged 82.[2]

Selected movies[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wenn. "Burt Reynolds: Nude photo cost 'Deliverance' Oscar glory". MSN. Microsoft. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. Natale, Richard (September 6, 2018). "Burt Reynolds, Star of 'Deliverance,' 'Smokey and the Bandit,' Dies at 82". Variety. Retrieved September 6, 2018. 

Other websites[change | change source]