Burt Reynolds

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth February 11, 1936
Place of Birth Lansing, Michigan
Date of Death Sep 6, 2018 (82)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Burt Reynolds

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an American actor, director, and producer of film and television, considered a sex symbol and icon of American popular culture. Reynolds first rose to prominence when he starred in several different television series such as Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August. Although Reynolds had leading roles in such films as Navajo Joe, his breakthrough role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. Reynolds played the leading role – often a lovable rogue – in a number of subsequent box office hits, such as The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Semi-Tough, The End, Hooper, Starting Over, Smokey and the Bandit II, The Cannonball Run, Sharky's Machine, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Cannonball Run II, several of which he directed himself. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Born: Burton Leon Reynolds Jr, February 11, 1936, Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Died: September 06, 2018, Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, film director, film producer
Years active: 1958–2018
Partner(s): Dinah Shore (1971–1975), Sally Field (1976–1980)
Children: 1
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About Burt Reynolds

Veteran actor who starred in the 1970s films Deliverance, The Longest Yard, and Smokey and the Bandit. His role in the 1997 film Boogie Nights earned him critical acclaim.

Before Fame

He earned a football scholarship to Florida State University, where he became roommates with football broadcaster Lee Corso.


In 2012, he guest-starred as himself in an episode of Archer titled "The Man from Jupiter."

Family Life

He was married to his second wife, actress Loni Anderson, from 1988 to 1993. He had a son named Quinton.


He appeared alongside Sally Field in the classic comedy film Smokey and the Bandit.

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  • Best Musical or Comedy Actor Golden Globe (television) winners
  • Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre alumni
  • Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners
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