Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds
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Reynolds in 2011
Born Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr.
(1936-02-11) February 11, 1936 (age 78)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor, film director
Years active 1959–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 its sequel Gator, Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, Paul Crewe in The Longest Yard and 1970s adult-film director Jack Horner in Boogie Nights. He also played Coach Nate Scarborough in the 2005 version of The Longest Yard alongside Adam Sandler who portrayed Paul "Wrecking" Crewe.

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 Waycross, Georgia as stated in his autobiography [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 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, 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 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.[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, 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.[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.

Starting in 1987, Reynolds provided the voice of 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[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 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[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, Mach 1 Racing, with Hal Needham, which ran the #33 Skoal Bandit car, with driver Harry Gant.

Health[edit]

Reynolds underwent back surgery in May 2009, and a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010.[29]

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.[30]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1959-1961 Riverboat Ben Frazer NBC television series regular
1960 Johnny Ringo Tad Stuart in the episode "The Stranger" CBS television guest appearance
1961 Angel Baby Hoke Adams Film debut
1961 Armored Command Skee  
1962-1965 Gunsmoke Quint Asper, the blacksmith CBS series regular
1963 The Twilight Zone Rocky Rhodes Episode "The Bard"
1965 Operation C.I.A. Mark Andrews  
1966 Navajo Joe Joe  
1967 Hooper as Hooper Muto  
1968 Fade-In aka The Iron Cowboy[31] Rob  
1969 100 Rifles Yaqui Joe Herrera  
1969 Sam Whiskey Sam Whiskey  
1969 Impasse Pat Morrison  
1969 Shark! Caine  
1970 Skullduggery Douglas Temple  
1970 Run, Simon, Run Simon Zuniga
1970 Dan August Dan August  
1972 Deliverance Lewis Medlock  
1972 Fuzz Det. Steve Carella  
1972 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Sperm Switchboard Chief cameo role
1973 Shamus Shamus McCoy  
1973 White Lightning Gator McKlusky  
1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Jay G  
1974 Longest Yard, TheThe Longest Yard Paul Crewe Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1975 At Long Last Love Michael Oliver Pritchard III song performer
1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings W.W. Bright  
1975 Lucky Lady Walker Ellis song performer
1975 Hustle Lieutenant Phil Gaines also executive producer
1976 Silent Movie Himself cameo role
1976 Gator Gator McKlusky also director
1976 Nickelodeon Buck Greenway  
1977 Smokey and the Bandit Bo 'Bandit' Darville  
1977 Semi-Tough Billy Clyde Puckett  
1978 End, TheThe End Wendell Sonny Lawson also director
1978 Hooper Sonny Hooper also producer
1979 Starting Over Phil Potter Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1980 Rough Cut Jack Rhodes  
1980 Smokey and the Bandit II Bo 'Bandit' Darville  
1981 Cannonball Run, TheThe Cannonball Run J.J. McClure  
1981 Paternity Buddy Evans  
1981 Sharky's Machine Sgt. Tom Sharky also director
1982 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, TheThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd song performer
1982 Best Friends Richard Babson  
1983 Stroker Ace Stroker Ace
1983 Man Who Loved Women, TheThe Man Who Loved Women David Fowler  
1984 Cannonball Run II J.J. McClure  
1984 City Heat Mike Murphy  
1985 Southern Voices, American Dreams Himself documentary
1985 Stick Ernest "Stick" Stickley also director
1986 Uphill All the Way Himself cameo role
1986 The Golden Girls Himself Cameo
1986 Sherman's March Himself documentary
1986 Heat Nick Escalante  
1987 Malone Richard Malone  
1988 Rent-a-Cop Tony Church  
1988 Switching Channels John L. Sullivan IV  
1989 Physical Evidence Joe Paris  
1989 Breaking In Ernie Mullins  
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Charlie B. Barkin voice and song performer
1990 Modern Love Colonel Frank Parker  
1992 Player, TheThe Player Himself cameo role
1993 Cop and a Half Nick McKenna Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1994 Century of Cinema, AA Century of Cinema Himself documentary
1995 Maddening, TheThe Maddening Roy Scudder  
1996 Frankenstein and Me Les Williams  
1996 Citizen Ruth Blaine Gibbons  
1996 Striptease Congressman David Dilbeck  
1996 Mad Dog Time "Wacky" Jacky Jackson  
1996 The Cherokee Kid Otter Bob the mountain man  
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Lenny Spencer  
1997 Bean General Newton  
1997 Boogie Nights Jack Horner Chicago 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
1997 Raven Jerome "Raven" Katz  
1998 Crazy Six Dakota  
1998 Hard Time Det. Logan McQueen  
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Mentor  
1998 Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business Mentor  
1999 Waterproof Eli Zeal  
1999 Hunter's Moon, TheThe Hunter's Moon Clayton Samuels  
1999 Pups Daniel Bender  
1999 Big City Blues Connor co-producer
1999 Stringer Wolko  
1999 Mystery, Alaska Judge Walter Burns  
2000 Crew, TheThe Crew Joey "Bats" Pistella  
2000 Last Producer, TheThe Last Producer Sonny Wexler also director
2001 Driven Carl Henry  
2001 Tempted Charlie LeBlanc  
2001 Hotel Flamenco Manager  
2001 Hollywood Sign, TheThe Hollywood Sign Kage Mulligan  
2001 Auf Herz und Nieren Banko German film
2002 The X-Files Mr. Burt Special Guest Star, "Improbable"
2002 Snapshots Larry Goldberg  
2002 Time of the Wolf Archie McGregor  
2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Avery Carrington Video game voice
2003 Hard Ground John "Chill" McKay Hallmark Channel film TV
2003 Librarians, TheThe Librarians Irish  
2003 4th and Life Narrator documentary
2003 Gumball 3000: The Movie Himself voice
2004 Without a Paddle Del Knox  
2005 Longest Yard, TheThe Longest Yard Coach Nate Scarborough  
2005 Dukes of Hazzard, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard Jefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg  
2005 Legend of Frosty the Snowman Narrator voice
2005 The King of Queens Coach Walcott
2006 My Name Is Earl Richard Chubby Cameo role, uncredited
2006 Cloud 9 Billy Cole  
2006 End Game General Montgomery  
2006 Forget About It Sam LeFleur  
2006 Grilled Goldbluth  
2006 Broken Bridges Jake Delton  
2007 Randy and the Mob Elmore Culpepper  
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale King Konreid  
2008 Deal Tommy Vinson  
2008 Delgo Delgo's Father voice
2009 Bunch of Amateurs, AA Bunch of Amateurs Jefferson Steel
2010 Not Another Not Another Movie C.J. Waters
2010 Burn Notice Paul Anderson
2011 Reel Love Wade Whitman TV film
2011 Saints Row: The Third Himself Video game - Plays The Mayor
2012 Archer Himself voice
2013 Hybrids The Count
2013 Fast N' Loud Himself cameo

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]

Year Single Chart Positions Album Songwriter
US Country US CAN Country
1980 "Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial" 51 88 33 Smokey and the Bandit II Soundtrack Richard 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. ^ http://www.today.com/id/35692466/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/burt-reynolds-home-after-quintuple-bypass/
  30. ^ "Burt Reynolds faces being thrown out of home". The Telegraph. 16 Aug 2011. 
  31. ^ IMDb:Fade-In
  32. ^ "Walk of Fame". Wire Image. [dead link]
  33. ^ "2000 Children at Heart". TV.com. 
  34. ^ "2003 Atlanta Image Award". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. 
  35. ^ ("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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