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Burt Reynolds
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Reynolds in 2011
BornBurton Leon Reynolds, Jr.
(1936-02-11) February 11, 1936 (age 77)
Lansing, Michigan, USA
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1959-present
Spouse(s)Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)
 
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Burt Reynolds
Burt-Reynolds 2011-04-15 photoby Adam-Bielawski.jpg
Reynolds in 2011
BornBurton Leon Reynolds, Jr.
(1936-02-11) February 11, 1936 (age 77)
Lansing, Michigan, USA
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1959-present
Spouse(s)Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)

Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director and voice artist. Some of his notable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, Paul Crewe then Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights.

Early life[edit]

Reynolds' parents were Burton Milo Reynolds, Sr. (1906–2002), who had Cherokee and Irish ancestry,[1] and Fern H. Reynolds (née Miller). Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr.[2][3][4][5] was born in the city of Lansing, Michigan[6] on February 11, 1936.[3][7] He states in his autobiography that his family was living in Lansing when his father was drafted into the United States Army.[6] 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 West Palm Beach to the north.

In his sophomore year at Palm Beach High School, Reynolds was named First Team All State and All Southern as a fullback, and received multiple scholarship offers.[8] After graduating from Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a college football scholarship, and played halfback.[9] 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, in the first game of the season, Reynolds was injured and a car accident later that year worsened the injury. With his college football career ended, 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 based on his impressions from listening to 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.[10] While at Florida State, Reynolds became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[11]

Acting career[edit]

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.[12]

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, with Charlton Heston as the star. After the play closed, the director, John Forsythe, arranged a movie audition with Joshua Logan for Reynolds. The movie was Sayonara, and 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.[13]

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.[14]

Reynolds as Quint Asper in 1962.

He made his Broadway debut in Look, We've Come Through. Reynolds first starred on television with Darren McGavin in the 1959-1961 NBC series, Riverboat.

On June 11, 1959, Reynolds portrayed Tony Sapio with Ruta Lee as Gloria Fallon in the episode entitled "The Payoff" of NBC's 1920s crime drama, The Lawless Years. In 1960-1961, 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.[15]

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 1962–1965. 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.[citation needed]

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

Reynolds' film debut came in 1961 in Angel Baby. At the urging of friend Clint Eastwood, 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.[citation needed] Reynolds claims the centerfold in Cosmopolitan hurt the chances for Deliverance and the film's stars, including himself, from receiving Academy Awards.[16]

Reynolds was offered the role of James Bond by producer Albert R. Broccoli, after Sean Connery left the franchise. Reynolds turned the role down, saying "An American can't play James Bond. It just can't be done."[17] Broccoli offered the role to another non-Brit, 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.[citation needed]

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.[attribution needed] Reynolds declined – at which point Lucas offered the part to Nick Nolte, who also declined, so Lucas asked Harrison Ford. In 1977, Burt starred in the popular movie Smokey and the Bandit alongside Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason (as the sheriff) and Sally Field.

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.[18]

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 movies. One of his more acclaimed roles during this period was in Michael Crichton's Physical Evidence (1989). Later in the early 70's, Reynolds was named Mustache of the Year from the Academy Awards. 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. That show aired from 1989-90.

Reynolds in 1991.

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[19] 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.[20][21] The filing was under Chapter 11, from which Reynolds emerged two years later.[21]

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, and his career was back on track. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance and took home 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".[22]

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 ("Vice City Tourist Guide" p. 23).[full citation needed]

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.[23]

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 2007 at the World Stuntman Awards he was awarded the Taurus Lifetime Achievement Award. While presenting him with the award Arnold Schwarzenegger referred to him as the greatest of the great.[citation needed]

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 appears as himself in Saints Row: The Third as the mayor of Steelport.

Personal life[edit]

Relationships[edit]

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

At various points in his life, Reynolds was romantically involved with Inger Stevens, Tammy Wynette, Lucie Arnaz, Adrienne Barbeau, Susan Clark, Sally Field, Lorna Luft, Tawny Little, Pam Seals, Dinah Shore[24] and Chris Evert.[25] His relationship with Shore garnered particular attention given the fact she was 20 years his senior. Reynolds was married to actress/comedienne Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and actress Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993, with whom he adopted a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds (born August 31, 1988).[26] E! Online reported that he dated Kate Edelman Johnson from 2003 to 2005.[27]

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.[28]

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 with Hal Needham, which ran the #33 Skoal Bandit car, with driver Harry Gant.

Foreclosure[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.[29]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1959-1961RiverboatBen FrazerNBC television series regular
1960Johnny RingoTad Stuart in the episode "The Stranger"CBS television guest appearance
1961Angel BabyHoke AdamsFilm debut
1961Armored CommandSkee 
1962-1965GunsmokeQuint Asper, the blacksmithCBS series regular
1963The Twilight ZoneRocky RhodesEpisode "The Bard"
1965Operation C.I.A.Mark Andrews 
1966Navajo JoeJoe 
1967Hooper as HooperMuto 
1968Fade-In aka The Iron Cowboy[30]Rob 
1969100 RiflesYaqui Joe Herrera 
1969Sam WhiskeySam Whiskey 
1969ImpassePat Morrison 
1969Shark!Caine 
1970SkullduggeryDouglas Temple 
1970Run, Simon, RunSimon Zuniga
1970Dan AugustDan August 
1972DeliveranceLewis Medlock 
1972FuzzDet. Steve Carella 
1972Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)Sperm Switchboard Chiefcameo role
1973ShamusShamus McCoy 
1973White LightningGator McKlusky 
1973The Man Who Loved Cat DancingJay G 
1974Longest Yard, TheThe Longest YardPaul CreweNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1975At Long Last LoveMichael Oliver Pritchard III 
1975W.W. and the Dixie DancekingsW.W. Bright 
1975Lucky LadyWalker Ellissong performer
1975HustleLieutenant Phil Gainesalso executive producer
1976Silent MovieHimselfcameo role
1976GatorGator McKluskyalso director
1976NickelodeonBuck Greenway 
1977Smokey and the BanditBo 'Bandit' Darville 
1977Semi-ToughBilly Clyde Puckett 
1978End, TheThe EndWendell Sonny Lawsonalso director
1978HooperSonny Hooperalso producer
1979Starting OverPhil PotterNominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1980Rough CutJack Rhodes 
1980Smokey and the Bandit IIBo 'Bandit' Darville 
1981Cannonball Run, TheThe Cannonball RunJ.J. McClure 
1981PaternityBuddy Evans 
1981Sharky's MachineSgt. Tom Sharkyalso director
1982Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, TheThe Best Little Whorehouse in TexasSheriff Ed Earl Doddsong performer
1982Best FriendsRichard Babson 
1983Stroker AceStroker Ace
1983Man Who Loved Women, TheThe Man Who Loved WomenDavid Fowler 
1984Cannonball Run IIJ.J. McClure 
1984City HeatMike Murphy 
1985Southern Voices, American DreamsHimselfdocumentary
1985StickErnest "Stick" Stickleyalso director
1986Uphill All the WayHimselfcameo role
1986The Golden GirlsHimselfCameo
1986Sherman's MarchHimselfdocumentary
1986HeatNick Escalante 
1987MaloneRichard Malone 
1988Rent-a-CopTony Church 
1988Switching ChannelsJohn L. Sullivan IV 
1989Physical EvidenceJoe Paris 
1989Breaking InErnie Mullins 
1989All Dogs Go to HeavenCharlie B. Barkinvoice and song performer
1990Modern LoveColonel Frank Parker 
1992Player, TheThe PlayerHimselfcameo role
1993Cop and a HalfNick McKennaRazzie Award for Worst Actor
1994Century of Cinema, AA Century of CinemaHimselfdocumentary
1995Maddening, TheThe MaddeningRoy Scudder 
1996Frankenstein and MeLes Williams 
1996Citizen RuthBlaine Gibbons 
1996StripteaseCongressman David Dilbeck 
1996Mad Dog Time"Wacky" Jacky Jackson 
1996The Cherokee KidOtter Bob the mountain man 
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 a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1997RavenJerome "Raven" Katz 
1998Crazy SixDakota 
1998Hard TimeDet. Logan McQueen 
1998Universal Soldier II: Brothers in ArmsMentor 
1998Universal Soldier III: Unfinished BusinessMentor 
1999WaterproofEli Zeal 
1999Hunter's Moon, TheThe Hunter's MoonClayton Samuels 
1999PupsDaniel Bender 
1999Big City BluesConnorco-producer
1999StringerWolko 
1999Mystery, AlaskaJudge Walter Burns 
2000Crew, TheThe CrewJoey "Bats" Pistella 
2000Last Producer, TheThe Last ProducerSonny Wexleralso director
2001DrivenCarl Henry 
2001TemptedCharlie LeBlanc 
2001HotelFlamenco Manager 
2001Hollywood Sign, TheThe Hollywood SignKage Mulligan 
2001Auf Herz und NierenBankoGerman film
2002The X-FilesMr. BurtSpecial Guest Star, "Improbable"
2002SnapshotsLarry Goldberg 
2002Time of the WolfArchie McGregor 
2002Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityAvery CarringtonVideo game voice
2003Hard GroundJohn "Chill" McKayHallmark Channel film TV
2003Librarians, TheThe LibrariansIrish 
20034th and LifeNarratordocumentary
2003Gumball 3000: The MovieHimselfvoice
2004Without a PaddleDel Knox 
2005Longest Yard, TheThe Longest YardCoach Nate Scarborough 
2005Dukes of Hazzard, TheThe Dukes of HazzardJefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg 
2005Legend of Frosty the SnowmanNarratorvoice
2005The King of QueensCoach Walcott
2006My Name Is EarlRichard ChubbyCameo role, uncredited
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 Konreid 
2008DealTommy Vinson 
2008DelgoDelgo's Fathervoice
2009Bunch of Amateurs, AA Bunch of AmateursJefferson Steel
2010Not Another Not Another MovieC.J. Waters
2010Burn NoticePaul Anderson
2011Reel LoveWade WhitmanTV film
2011Saints Row: The ThirdHimselfVideo game - Plays The Mayor
2012ArcherHimselfvoice
2013HybridsThe Count
2013Fast N' LoudHimselfcameo

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. ^ "Burt Reynolds". Inside the Actors Studio. Bravo.; can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY3cuILM698
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEUfaYUwwk8
  3. ^ a b Burton Reynolds, Father Of Actor - Sun Sentinel
  4. ^ Q. What is Burt Reynolds' middle name? His first movie?A... - Orlando Sentinel
  5. ^ "Birthname". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. 
  6. ^ a b 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)
  7. ^ "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1194). Feb 17, 2012. p. 26. 
  8. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 17, 33-7, 41-4
  9. ^ He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Photo gallery of Reynolds at FSU: http://heritage.fsu.edu/photos/burtatfsu.html
  10. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 57-9
  11. ^ "Phi Delta Theta International Site - Famous Phis". Phideltatheta.org. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  12. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 59-63.
  13. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 63-5.
  14. ^ Reynolds. Pp. 65-7.
  15. ^ "Pony Express". Classic Television Archives. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ Wenn. "Burt Reynolds: Nude photo cost 'Deliverance' Oscar glory". MSN. Microsoft. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ "Jupiter Theatre Will Reopen". Sun Sentinel. 1998-12-09. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  19. ^ Burt Reynolds Emmy Winner
  20. ^ Laura J. Margulies (2008), "Famous Bankruptcies".
  21. ^ a b Gary Eng Walk (07 October1998), "Burt Reynolds closes the book on Chapter 11", Entertainment Weekly
  22. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Barkley-Unleashed-A-Pirates-Tail/dp/0787110272
  23. ^ The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) - Full cast and crew[better source needed]
  24. ^ Anderson. 251-253, 262-263
  25. ^ "Chris". Allmovie.com. [dead link]
  26. ^ BURT AND LONI, AND BABY MAKES GLEE (The Philadelphia Inquirer - September 3, 1988)
  27. ^ "Kate". E!. 
  28. ^ "The swing of things at Burt's Place". Pecannelog.com. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  29. ^ "Burt Reynolds faces being thrown out of home". The Telegraph. 16 Aug 2011. 
  30. ^ IMDb:Fade-In
  31. ^ "Walk of Fame". Wire Image. [dead link]
  32. ^ "2000 Children at Heart". TV.com. 
  33. ^ "2003 Atlanta Image Award". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. 
  34. ^ ("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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