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Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds 1991 portrait crop.jpg
Reynolds in 1991.
BornBurton Leon Reynolds
(1936-02-11) February 11, 1936 (age 78)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.[1]
Alma materFlorida State University
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1958–present
Spouse(s)Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)
 
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Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds 1991 portrait crop.jpg
Reynolds in 1991.
BornBurton Leon Reynolds
(1936-02-11) February 11, 1936 (age 78)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.[1]
Alma materFlorida State University
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1958–present
Spouse(s)Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)

Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor and director. He is best known for films, Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance, White Lightning with its sequel Gator, The Longest Yard with its 2005 remake, All Dogs Go to Heaven and Boogie Nights in which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Early life[edit]

Reynolds' parents were Burton Milo Reynolds (1906–2002) and Fern H. Reynolds (née Miller) who had Cherokee, English with distant Scottish, Scotch-Irish and Dutch ancestry.[2][3][4] Reynolds [5][6][7][8] was born in Waycross, Georgia on February 11, 1936[6][9] but in his autobiography that his family was living in Lansing, Michigan when his father was drafted into the United States Army.[10] Reynolds, his mother, and his sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, where they lived for two years. When Reynolds' father was sent to Europe, the family returned to Lansing. In 1946, the Reynolds family moved to Riviera Beach, Florida. His father, Burt Sr., eventually became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach, which is adjacent to the north of West Palm Beach, Florida.

On his 10th grade at Palm Beach High School, Reynolds was named First Team All State and All Southern as a fullback, and received multiple scholarship offers.[11] After graduating from Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, and played halfback.[12] While at Florida State, Reynolds became roommates with now notable college football broadcaster and analyst Lee Corso. Reynolds hoped to be named to All-American teams and to have a career in professional football. However, Reynolds was injured in the first game of the season; a car accident later that year worsened the injury. With his college football career over, Reynolds considered becoming a police officer, but his father suggested that he finish college and become a parole officer. In order to keep up with his studies, he began taking classes at Palm Beach Junior College (PBJC) in neighboring Lake Worth. In his first term at PBJC, Reynolds was in a class taught by Watson B. Duncan III. Duncan pushed Reynolds into trying out for a play he was producing, Outward Bound. He cast Reynolds in the lead role based on having heard Reynolds read Shakespeare in class. Reynolds won the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for his performance in Outward Bound. Reynolds calls Duncan his mentor and the most influential person in his life.[13] While at Florida State, Reynolds became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[14]

Career[edit]

Reynolds as Quint Asper in 1962.

The Florida State Drama Award included a scholarship to the Hyde Park Playhouse, a summer stock theater, in Hyde Park, New York. Reynolds saw the opportunity as an agreeable alternative to more physically demanding summer jobs, but did not yet see acting as a career. While working at Hyde Park, Reynolds met Joanne Woodward, who helped Reynolds find an agent, and was cast in Tea and Sympathy at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. He received favorable reviews for his performance and went on tour with Tea and Sympathy, driving the bus as well as appearing on stage.[15]

After the tour Reynolds returned to New York and enrolled in acting classes. His classmates included Frank Gifford, Carol Lawrence, Red Buttons and Jan Murray. After a botched improvisation in acting class, Reynolds briefly considered returning to Florida, but he soon got a part in a revival of Mister Roberts, in which Charlton Heston played the starring role. After the play closed, the director, John Forsythe, arranged a movie audition with Joshua Logan for Reynolds. The movie was Sayonara; Reynolds was told that he could not be in the movie because he looked too much like Marlon Brando. Logan advised Reynolds to go to Hollywood, but Reynolds did not feel confident enough to do so.[16]

Reynolds began working odd jobs while waiting for acting opportunities. He waited tables, washed dishes, drove a delivery truck and worked as a bouncer at the Roseland Ballroom. It was while working as a dockworker that Reynolds was offered $150 to jump through a glass window on a live television show.[17] After his Broadway debut Look, We've Come Through, Reynolds first starred on television with Darren McGavin in the NBC series, Riverboat.

On June 11, 1959, Reynolds played Tony Sapio with Ruta Lee as Gloria Fallon in the episode entitled "The Payoff" of NBC's 1920s crime drama, The Lawless Years. In 1960 and 1961, he appeared in two episodes of the syndicated series The Blue Angels, about elite fliers of the United States Navy. On November 11, 1959, Reynolds was cast with Whitney Blake and Howard McNear in the episode "The Good Samaritan" of the syndicated western series, Pony Express, starring Grant Sullivan, which aired in 1960 on the centennial of the primitive mail exchange service.[18]

About this time, Reynolds guest-starred in the syndicated crime drama, The Brothers Brannagan in the episode "Bordertown". He went on to appear in a number of other shows, including three segments of the Ron Hayes syndicated adventure series, The Everglades. He is remembered too for the role of Quint Asper, the blacksmith/ de facto deputy, and half-Native American on CBS's Gunsmoke from 1962 to 1965. In 1962, Reynolds secured a guest appearance on Perry Mason in "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank". In 1963, he played a character named Rocky in The Twilight Zone episode 155 "The Bard" in which he amusingly lampooned his then-lookalike Marlon Brando. In 1965, he guest-starred as Technical Sergeant Chapman, a Flight Engineer in the second season episode 7, "Show Me A Hero" of ABC's 12 O-Clock High.[19]

Reynolds with the Citrus Queen at Garnet and Gold Football Game, Florida State University, 1963

After his 1961 film debut Angel Baby, Reynolds used his TV fame to secure leading roles in overseas low-budget films, commonly called "Spaghetti Westerns". (Eastwood advised Reynolds from experience, as he had done the same).[citation needed] Reynolds' first Spaghetti Western, Navajo Joe, came out in 1966. These low-budget starring roles established Reynolds as a bankable leading man in movies and earned him starring roles in American big-budget motion pictures. During this period, he starred in two short-lived cop shows: Hawk and Dan August. He disparaged these shows, telling Johnny Carson that Dan August had "two forms of expression: "mean and meaner." His breakout performance in Deliverance in 1972 made him a star. The same year, Reynolds gained notoriety when he posed naked in the April (Vol. 172, No. 4) issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.[20] Reynolds claims the centerfold in Cosmopolitan hurt the chances for Deliverance and the film's stars, including himself, from receiving Academy Awards.[21]

Reynolds was offered the role of James Bond by Albert R. Broccoli, when Sean Connery left the franchise, but turned the role down, saying "An American can't play James Bond. It just can't be done."[22] Broccoli offered the role to another non-Briton, Australian George Lazenby. In 1973, Reynolds released the album Ask Me What I Am. He would also sing with Dolly Parton in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.[23] Reynolds appeared on ABC's The American Sportsman hosted by outdoors journalist Grits Gresham, who took celebrities on hunting, fishing, and shooting trips around the world.[citation needed]

In 1977, director and producer George Lucas offered Reynolds the part of Han Solo in the first film of the Star Wars franchise.[24] Reynolds declined – at which point Lucas offered the part to Nick Nolte, who also declined, so Lucas asked Harrison Ford. In 1977, Reynolds starred in the popular movie Smokey and the Bandit alongside Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason (as the sheriff) and Sally Field. Later that year, he worked as a guest color analyst on CBS Sports' telecast of the Sun Bowl, teaming with Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier.

On March 15, 1978, Reynolds earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in the same year built a dinner theatre in Jupiter, Florida. His celebrity was such that he drew not only big-name stars to appear in productions but sell-out audiences as well. He sold the venue in the early 1990s, but a museum highlighting his career still operates nearby.[25] In the 1980s, after the hugely successful Smokey and the Bandit and its sequels, he became typecast in similar, less well-done and less successful films.

Reynolds in 2011.

While filming City Heat in 1984, Reynolds was injured and took several months off.[26]

He had his hand at producing two television shows with friend Bert Convy. One in 1987 was called Win, Lose or Draw. He appeared as a celebrity gameplayer in the inaugural week of the show along with Justine Bateman, Debbie Reynolds and Loretta Swit. The set of Win, Lose or Draw was modeled after Reynolds' living room.[citation needed] Another show Burt and Bert produced was titled 3rd Degree, and like on Win, Lose, or Draw, Burt appeared on a few episodes as a panelist. The show aired from 1989-90.

In 1987, Reynolds voiced Troy Garland – the father of a half-human, half-alien teen-aged girl – on the syndicated situation comedy Out of This World, a series that ran four seasons; and in 1989 he starred in a short-lived detective drama B.L. Stryker, one of the rotating elements of the ABC Mystery Movie.

During the first half of the 1990s, he was the star of the CBS television series Evening Shade, for which he won an Emmy Award[27] for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1991).

Despite much success, Reynolds' finances were bad, due in part to an extravagant lifestyle, a messy divorce from Loni Anderson (see below), and failed investments in some Florida restaurant chains; consequently, in 1996, Reynolds filed for bankruptcy.[28][29] The filing was under Chapter 11, from which Reynolds emerged two years later.[29]

In 1996, Reynolds sought a comeback in the movie Striptease with an over-the-top performance as a sex-obsessed congressman. The film was a box-office success, though generally panned by critics. According to Reynolds, his performance was inspired by politicians he met through his father, who had been a police chief. The following year he appeared in the critically acclaimed Boogie Nights that he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance and won a Golden Globe Award. In 1997, Reynolds co-authored the children's book Barkley Unleashed A Pirate a "whimsical tale [that] illustrates the importance of perseverance, the wonders of friendship, and the power of imagination".[30]

In early 2000, he created and toured Burt Reynolds' One-Man Show. In 2002, he lent his voice to the character Avery Carrington in the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.[31]

In 2005, he co-starred in a remake of The Longest Yard, with Adam Sandler who played the role of Paul Crewe, which had been Reynolds' role in the 1974 original. This time around, Reynolds took on the role of Nate Scarborough. His role in the remake saw him receive a Razzie Award nomination for "Worst Supporting Actor". He also appeared in a movie version of the popular 1980s TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, as Boss Hogg.[32] He starred in the audio book version of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. In May 2006, Reynolds began appearing in Miller Lite beer commercials.

In July 2010, he guest-starred as an ex-CIA agent being hunted down by a team of Russian assassins who wanted to kidnap, interrogate, then kill him, on USA's Burn Notice. Part of this role depicted absent-mindedness which was noted in the closing scene as "not only being when he drank" implying his character suffered from some form of memory disability or disease.[citation needed] In January 2012 Reynolds had a guest-starring role as himself in an episode of the animated FX TV show Archer. The episode titled "The Man from Jupiter" features Reynolds helping Archer (who idolizes him) take on a team of Cuban hitmen.

He also played himself in Saints Row: The Third as the mayor of Steelport and the head of a powerhouse L.A. real estate firm in the satirical thriller, Pocket Listing.

Personal life[edit]

Relationships[edit]

Reynolds and Loni Anderson at the 43rd Emmy Awards, 1991

At various points in his life, Reynolds has been romantically involved with Inger Stevens, Tammy Wynette, Lucie Arnaz, Adrienne Barbeau, Susan Clark, Sally Field, Lorna Luft, Tawny Little, Pam Seals, Dinah Shore[33] and Chris Evert.[34] His relationship with Shore garnered particular attention given the fact she was 20 years his senior. Reynolds married Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993, with whom he adopted a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds (born August 31, 1988).[35] E! Online reported that he dated Kate Edelman Johnson from 2003 to 2005.[36]

Atlanta nightclub[edit]

In the late 1970s Reynolds opened "Burt's Place", a restaurant/nightclub in the Omni International Hotel in the Hotel District of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.[37]

Sports team owner[edit]

In 1982, Reynolds became a co-owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits, a professional American football team in the USFL whose nickname was inspired by his Smokey and the Bandit movies. Reynolds also co-owned a NASCAR Winston Cup team, Mach 1 Racing, with Hal Needham, which ran the #33 Skoal Bandit car, with driver Harry Gant.

Health[edit]

Whil filming City Heat, alongside Clint Eastwood, Reynolds was struck in the face with a metal chair, which broke his jaw and left him with temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ disorder. He lost 30 pounds as a result of having to restrict his eating and the analgesics he was prescribed for the pain afterwards proved to be addictive, an addiction he needed several years to break. Reynolds also underwent back surgery in May 2009 and a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010.[38]

Homes[edit]

On August 16, 2011, Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation filed foreclosure papers in Martin County, claiming Reynolds owed $1.2 million on his Hobe Sound, Florida, home.[39] He owned the Burt Reynolds Ranch, where scenes for Smokey and the Bandit were filmed and there was once a petting zoo, until its sale during bankruptcy.[40] In April 2014, the 153-acre rural property was rezoned for residential use so that the Palm Beach County school system could sell it to residential developer K. Hovnanian Homes.[41]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films
YearTitleRoleNotes
1961Angel BabyHoke Adams
1961Armored CommandSkee
1965Operation C.I.A.Mark Andrews
1966Navajo JoeJoe
1969100 RiflesYaqui Joe Herrera
1969Sam WhiskeySam Whiskey
1969ImpassePat Morrison
1969Shark!Caine
1970SkullduggeryDouglas Temple
1972DeliveranceLewis Medlock
1972FuzzDet. Steve Carella
1972Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)Sperm Switchboard ChiefCameo
1973ShamusShamus McCoy
1973White LightningRobert "Gator" McKlusky
1973The Man Who Loved Cat DancingJay G
1974The Longest YardPaul "Wrecking" CreweNominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
1975At Long Last LoveMichael Oliver Pritchard III
1975W.W. and the Dixie DancekingsW.W. Bright
1975Lucky LadyWalker Ellis
1975HustleLieutenant Phil GainesAlso executive producer
1976Silent MovieHimselfCameo
1976GatorRobert "Gator" McKluskyAlso director
1976NickelodeonBuck Greenway
1977Smokey and the BanditBo 'Bandit' Darville
1977Semi-ToughBilly Clyde Puckett
1978The EndWendell Sonny LawsonAlso director
1978HooperSonny HooperAlso producer
1979Starting OverPhil PotterNominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
1980Rough CutJack Rhodes
1980Smokey and the Bandit IIBo 'Bandit' Darville
1981Cannonball Run, TheThe Cannonball RunJ.J. McClure
1981PaternityBuddy Evans
1981Sharky's MachineSgt. Thomas SharkyAlso director
1982The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasSheriff Ed Earl Dodd
1982Best FriendsRichard Babson
1983Stroker AceStroker Ace
1983The Man Who Loved WomenDavid Fowler
1984Cannonball Run IIJ.J. McClureNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1984City HeatMike MurphyNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1985StickErnest "Stick" StickleyAlso director
1986Uphill All the WayHimselfCameo
1986The Golden GirlsHimselfCameo
1986Sherman's MarchHimselfDocumentary
1986HeatNick Escalante
1987MaloneRichard Malone
1988Rent-a-CopTony ChurchNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1988Switching ChannelsJohn L. Sullivan IVNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1989Physical EvidenceJoe Paris
1989Breaking InErnie Mullins
1989All Dogs Go to HeavenCharlie B. BarkinVoice
1992Player, TheThe PlayerHimselfCameo
1993Cop and a HalfNick McKennaWon—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1995Maddening, TheThe MaddeningRoy Scudder
1996Citizen RuthBlaine Gibbons
1996StripteaseCongressman David DilbeckNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Won—Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Demi Moore)
1996Mad Dog Time"Wacky" Jacky Jackson
1996Frankenstein and MeLes Williams
1997Meet Wally SparksLenny Spencer
1997BeanGeneral Newton
1997Boogie NightsJack HornerChicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Cast in a Motion Picture
1999The Hunter's MoonClayton Samuels
1999PupsDaniel Bender
1999Big City BluesConnorCo-producer
1999Mystery, AlaskaJudge Walter Burns
2000The CrewJoey "Bats" Pistella
2000The Last ProducerSonny WexlerAlso director
2001DrivenCarl HenryNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple(shared with Sylvester Stallone)
2001TemptedCharlie LeBlanc
2001HotelFlamenco Manager
2001The Hollywood SignKage Mulligan
2002Time of the WolfArchie McGregor
2003The LibrariansIrish
2003Gumball 3000: The MovieHimselfVoice
2004Without a PaddleDel Knox
2005Longest Yard, TheThe Longest YardCoach Nate ScarboroughNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2005Dukes of Hazzard, TheThe Dukes of HazzardJefferson Davis 'Boss' HoggNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2006Cloud 9Billy Cole
2006End GameGeneral Montgomery
2006Forget About ItSam LeFleur
2006GrilledGoldbluth
2006Broken BridgesJake Delton
2007Randy and the MobElmore Culpepper
2007In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleKing KonreidNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2008DealTommy VinsonNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
2008DelgoDelgo's FatherVoice
2008Bunch of Amateurs, AA Bunch of AmateursJefferson Steel
2014Pocket ListingRon Glass
2014Hamlet and HutchPapa Hutch
Television shows
YearTitleRoleNotes
1958FlightUnknown2 episodes
1959M SquadPeter MarashiEpisode: The Teacher
1959Schlitz Playhouse of StarsUnknownEpisode: You Can't 'Em All
1959The Lawless YearsTony SappioEpisode: The Payoff
1959Pony ExpressAdamEpisode:- The Good Samaritan
1959-60Playhouse 90Ace / The Actor2 episodes
1959-60RiverboatBen Frazer20 episodes
1960Johnny RingoTad StuartEpisode: The Stranger
1960Alfred Hitchcock PresentsBill DavisEpisode: Escape to Sonoita
1960Lock-UpLatchard DuncanEpisode: The Case of Alexis George
1960-61The Blue AngelsChuck / Corman2 episodes
1960-61The AquanautsLeo / Jimmy2 episodes
1961RipcordThe AssassinEpisode: Crime Jump
1961Michael ShayneJerry TurnerEpisode: The Boat Caper
1961Dick Powell's Zane Grey TheatreBranch TaylorEpisode: Man from Everywhere
1961The Brothers BrannaganAbelardEpisode: Bordertown
1961Naked CityYoung ManEpisode: Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon
1961-62The EvergladesTrask / Lew Johnson2 episodes
1962Route 66TommyEpisode: Love Is a Skinny Kid
1962Perry MasonChuck BlairEpisode: The Case of the Counterfeit Crank
1962-65GunsmokeQuint Asper50 episodes
1963The Twilight ZoneRocky RhodesEpisode "The Bard"
1965BrandedRed HandEpisode: Now Join the Human Race
1965FlipperAl Bardeman2 episodes
1966HawkDetective Lt. John Hawk17 episodes
1967Gentle BenPilotEpisode: Voice from the Wilderness
1965; 1968The F.B.I.John Duquesne / Michael Murtaugh2 episodes
1970Love, American StyleStanley DunbarEpisode: Love and the Banned Look/Love and the First Nighters/Love and the King
1970-71Dan AugustDan August26 episodes
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor - Drama
1989-90B.L. StrykerB.L. Stryker12 episodes
1987-91Out of This WorldTroy GarlandVoice
95 episodes
1993Beverly Hills, 90210HimselfEpisode: She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
1993The Larry Sanders ShowHimselfEpisode: The Grand Opening
1993Beverly Hills, 90210HimselfEpisode: She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
1993The Man from Left FieldJack RobinsonMovie
1990-94Evening ShadeWood Newton98 episodes
Nominated and Won - Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical
Nominated and Won - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
1995Hope and GloriaHimselfEpisode: Sisyphus, Prometheus and Me
1995CybillHimselfEpisode: The Cheese Stands Alone
1996The Cherokee KidOtter Bob the Mountain ManMovie
1997DuckmanJudge KeatonVoice
Episode: Das Sub
1997King of the HillM.F. ThathertonVoice
Episode: The Company Man
2002The X-FilesMr. BurtEpisode: Improbable
2003Hard GroundJohn "Chill" McKayMovie
2003-04EdMr. Burt2 episodes
2005The King of QueensCoach WalcottEpisode: Hi, School
2005Robot ChickenJ.J. McClure / HimselfVoice
Episode: Gold Dust Gasoline
2005Duck DodgersRoyal SerpentiEpisode: Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family
2006FreddieCarl Crane PoolEpisode: Mother of All Grandfathers
2006-07; 2009My Name Is EarlChubbyUncredited
3 episodes
2010Burn NoticePaul AndersonEpisode: Past & Future Tense
2011American Dad!Senator BuckinghamEpisode: School Lies
2011Reel LoveWade WhitmanMovie
2012ArcherHimselfVoice
Episode: The Man from Jupiter
Direct-to-video
YearTitleRole
1998Universal Soldier II: Brothers in ArmsCIA Deputy Director
1999Universal Soldier III: Unfinished BusinessCIA Deputy Director Mentor / GR88
Video games
YearTitleRole
2002Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityAvery Carrington
2011Saints Row: The ThirdHimself (The Mayor)

Awards and other recognition[edit]

1991 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Evening Shade)
1992 Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (for Evening Shade)
1997 Best Supporting Actor in a Film (for Boogie Nights)
1979 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1979 Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1980 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1982 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1982 Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1983 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1983 Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1984 Favorite Motion Picture Actor (tied with Clint Eastwood)
1991 Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series
1980 Favorite Film Star - Male
1991 Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (for Evening Shade)
Durex Man of the Year 1985
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 Supporting Actor of the Year
1990 Golden Boot
1978 Male Star of the Year Award
1980 Male Star of the Year Award

Singles[edit]

YearSingleChart positionsAlbumSongwriter
US CountryUSCAN Country
1980"Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial"518833Smokey and the Bandit II SoundtrackRichard Levinson

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4L6-RV4
  2. ^ "Burt Reynolds". Inside the Actors Studio. Bravo.; can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY3cuILM698
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000608/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  4. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/burt-reynolds
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ a b Burton Reynolds, Father Of Actor - Sun Sentinel
  7. ^ Q. What is Burt Reynolds' middle name? His first movie?A... - Orlando Sentinel
  8. ^ "Birthname". Hollywood.com. 
  9. ^ "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1194). Feb 17, 2012. p. 26. 
  10. ^ Several sources list Waycross, Georgia, as Reynolds' birthplace ("Overview for Burt Reynolds". Turner Classic Movies. , "Birthplace". Chicago Sun-Times (article from 2007). February 2, 2007. [dead link] and "Birthplace". Biography Channel. ), for example, while other sources show that he was born in Lansing, Michigan The Palm Beach Post, June 28, 2000[dead link], and his own website, "Burt Reynolds Official Site Personal FAQ". BurtReynolds.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2012. . Reynolds' autobiography (My Life) does not name his birthplace, although it does cover his childhood in Lansing, and fails to mention Waycross at all. For more discussion on Burt Reynolds' birthplace, see ('discussion page)
  11. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 17, 33-7, 41-4
  12. ^ He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Photo gallery of Reynolds at FSU: http://heritage.fsu.edu/photos/burtatfsu.html
  13. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 57-9
  14. ^ "Phi Delta Theta International Site - Famous Phis". Phideltatheta.org. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
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  16. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 63-5.
  17. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 65-7.
  18. ^ "Pony Express". Classic Television Archives. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum". IMDB. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Burt Reynolds nude: 10 facts about the Cosmo centrefold". BBC News. April 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ Wenn. "Burt Reynolds: Nude photo cost 'Deliverance' Oscar glory". MSN. Microsoft. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
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  23. ^ Peter Travers (August 2, 1982). "Dolly Does Hollywood!". People. 
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  25. ^ "Jupiter Theatre Will Reopen". Sun Sentinel. 1998-12-09. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  26. ^ STARS ON HOLLYWOOD: REYNOLDS EASES TO SLOW LANE REYNOLDS TO SLOW PACE Champlin, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 07 Aug 1984: f1.
  27. ^ Burt Reynolds Emmy Winner
  28. ^ Laura J. Margulies (2008), "Famous Bankruptcies".
  29. ^ a b Gary Eng Walk (07 October1998), "Burt Reynolds closes the book on Chapter 11", Entertainment Weekly
  30. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Barkley-Unleashed-A-Pirates-Tail/dp/0787110272
  31. ^ Chris Kohler (March 28, 2012). "Going Hollywood Wasn’t Easy for Grand Theft Auto". Wired. 
  32. ^ The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) - Full cast and crew[better source needed]
  33. ^ Anderson. 251-253, 262-263
  34. ^ "Chris". Allmovie.com. [dead link]
  35. ^ BURT AND LONI, AND BABY MAKES GLEE (The Philadelphia Inquirer - September 3, 1988)
  36. ^ "Kate". E!. 
  37. ^ "The swing of things at Burt's Place". Pecannelog.com. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  38. ^ http://www.today.com/id/35692466/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/burt-reynolds-home-after-quintuple-bypass/
  39. ^ "Burt Reynolds faces being thrown out of home". The Telegraph. 16 Aug 2011. 
  40. ^ Lipka, Mitch (3 April 1998). "Burt Reynolds Needs Deliverance". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  41. ^ Capozzi, Joe (28 April 2014). "Old Burt Reynolds Ranch: Changes OK’d to allow 30-home development". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  42. ^ "Walk of Fame". Wire Image. [dead link]
  43. ^ "2000 Children at Heart". TV.com. 
  44. ^ "2003 Atlanta Image Award". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. 
  45. ^ ("Best Buddy Lifetime Achievement Award". tv.yahoo.com). [dead link] Burt Reynolds received a lifetime achievement award from Best Buddies Canada. The Oscar-nominated actor received the honour at a benefit gala with musical guest Chantal Kreviazuk in Toronto on September 10, 2007. Best Buddies Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to fostering friendships between students and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Reynolds is receiving its annual award for his decades-long "commitment to aiding and inspiring youth by supporting drama education and humanitarian causes", said the group. Such causes include the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre in Tequest, Florida, founded by the legendary actor in 1979. Donations by the star have also helped establish the Burt Reynolds Eminent Scholar Chair in Regional and Professional Theatre at the Florida State University, and the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida Reynolds has already been honoured for his efforts in aiding the children of Chernobyl.

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