Reynolds in 1991
|Born||Burton Leon Reynolds
February 11, 1936
Lansing, Michigan, United States
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
|Spouse(s)||Judy Carne (1963–65)
Loni Anderson (1988–93)
Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor, director and producer. He has 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.
Reynolds is the son of Burton Milo Reynolds (1906–2002), and Fern H. Reynolds (née Miller), who had Cherokee, English with distant Scottish, Scotch-Irish and Dutch ancestry. Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia on February 11, 1936 but in his autobiography stated that his family was living in Lansing, Michigan when his father was drafted into the United States Army. Reynolds, his mother and sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, and lived for two years. When Reynolds' father was sent to Europe, the family returned to Lansing. In 1946, the family moved to Riviera Beach, Florida. His father became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach, which is adjacent to the north of West Palm Beach, Florida.
During 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. After graduating from Palm Beach High in West Palm Beach, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, and played halfback. 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. While at Florida State, Reynolds became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
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 possible career. While working there, Reynolds met Joanne Woodward, who helped him find an agent and was cast in Tea and Sympathy at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. After his Broadway debut Look, We've Come Through, he received favorable reviews for his performance and went on tour with the broadway, driving the bus and appeared on stage. 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 film audition with Joshua Logan for Reynolds. The film was Sayonara; Reynolds was told that he could not be in the film 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. Reynolds worked on odd jobs, such as waiting tables, washing dishes, driving a delivery truck and 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.
Reynolds played Ben Frazer in the NBC series, Riverboat and Tony Sapio in The Lawless Years episode, "The Payoff. Five months later, he starred 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. In 1960s, he appeared in two episodes of the syndicated series The Blue Angels, about elite fliers of the United States Navy. Reynolds starred with Ruta Lee in the Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre episode, Man From Everywhere on April 13, 1961. It also starred Cesar Romero and Peter Whitney, featured an extensive outdoor shoot on the fabled Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, widely regarded as the most heavily filmed outdoor shooting location in the history of films and series. Later, 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 played Quint Asper, the half-Native American blacksmith and de facto deputy in CBS's Gunsmoke for three seasons, and the series generated widely circulated promotional photos of Reynolds in front of a barn on the Upper Iverson, including one that appears on the page. In 1962, Reynolds made a guest appearance on Perry Mason in "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank". In 1963, he played 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. Later, 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." 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. 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. In 1987, Reynolds voiced Troy Garland, the father of a half-human, half-alien teenaged girl in the television sitcom Out of This World and in 1989 he starred in a short-lived detective drama B.L. Stryker, one of the rotating elements of the ABC Mystery Movie. Reynolds tried his hand at producing two television shows with friend Bert Convy, including 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 the series was modeled after Reynolds' living room. 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 from 1989 to 1990. He also played Wood Newton in the CBS sitcom, Evening Shade, and won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. 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. In the animated series Archer episode "The Man from Jupiter", Reynolds guest-starred as himself who takes on a team of Cuban hitmen and helps Sterling Archer who idolizes him.
After his film debut Angel Baby, Reynolds used his TV fame to secure leading roles in overseas low-budget films, his first leading role is a spy film Operation C.I.A. (1965), set in South Vietnam, but shot in Thailand. Later, Reynolds played the titular role in Navajo Joe. The low-budget starring roles established Reynolds as a bankable leading man in films and earned him starring roles in American big-budget ones. Reynolds was under strong consideration by producer Saul David for the lead in Our Man Flint but was rejected by the influential Lew Wasserman. 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." Broccoli offered the role to another non-Briton, Australian George Lazenby. He filmed Shark! in 1967 with Sam Fuller who disowned the cut of the film. Reynolds later starred in Saul David's Skullduggery (1970). His breakout performance in Deliverance (1972) made him a star and Reynolds gained notoriety when he posed naked in the April (Vol. 172, No. 4) issue of Cosmopolitan. Reynolds claims the centerfold in Cosmopolitan hurt the chances for the film and the cast from receiving Academy Awards. In 1977, Reynolds and Nick Nolte refused to play Han Solo in the first film of the Star Wars franchise, so George Lucas offered the role to Harrison Ford. Reynolds starred in the popular film Smokey and the Bandit alongside Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason and Sally Field. Reynolds later claimed the turning point of his career was making Stroker Ace (1983). After voicing Charlie B. Barkin in the animated fantasy film, All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), he played a sex-obsessed congressman David Dilbeck in Striptease (1996), which 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. He played Jack Horner in Boogie Nights (1997) and won another Golden Globe Award. He played Boss Hogg in a film remake of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and Nate Scarborough in a remake of The Longest Yard, with Adam Sandler, who played the role of Paul "Wrecking" Crewe like him. He played Ron Glass the head of the real estate firm in the satirical thriller, Pocket Listing.
In 1973, Reynolds released the album Ask Me What I Am and sang along with Dolly Parton in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 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. From 1977 to 1981, Reynolds topped the Quigley Publications poll of movie exhibitors, who voted him the top box-office attraction in the country. Only Bing Crosby won the poll more consecutive years.
Despite much success, Reynolds' finances were bad and he filed for bankruptcy, due in part to an extravagant lifestyle, a messy divorce from Loni Anderson and failed investments in some Florida restaurant chains in 1996. The filing was under Chapter 11, from which Reynolds emerged two years later. 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". In early 2000, he created and toured Burt Reynolds' One-Man Show. On video games, he voiced Avery Carrington in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and himself in Saints Row: The Third as the mayor of Steelport. He starred in the audiobook version of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook. In May 2006, Reynolds appeared in Miller Lite beer commercials.
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 and Chris Evert. His relationship with Shore garnered particular attention given the fact she was 20 years his senior. Reynolds was married to Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and to Loni Anderson, with whom he adopted a son, from 1988 to 1993. He dated Kate Edelman Johnson from 2003 to 2005.
Sports team owner
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 and Skoal Bandit which was a primary sponsor for the team which happened because they also sponsored Burt's race team. 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.
While filming City Heat, 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 underwent back surgery in May 2009 and a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010. He had trouble eating, which caused him to lose weight and helped lead to rumours that he had AIDS.
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. 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. 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.
|1961||Angel Baby||Hoke Adams|
|1965||Operation C.I.A.||Mark Andrews|
|1969||100 Rifles||Yaqui Joe Herrera|
|1969||Sam Whiskey||Sam Whiskey|
|1972||Fuzz||Det. Steve Carella|
|1972||Everything You Always Wanted to Know
About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
|Sperm Switchboard Chief||Cameo|
|1973||White Lightning||Robert "Gator" McKlusky|
|1973||The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing||Jay G|
|1974||The Longest Yard||Paul "Wrecking" Crewe||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy|
|1975||At Long Last Love||Michael Oliver Pritchard III|
|1975||W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings||W.W. Bright|
|1975||Lucky Lady||Walker Ellis|
|1975||Hustle||Lieutenant Phil Gaines||Executive Producer|
|1976||Gator||Robert "Gator" McKlusky||Director|
|1977||Smokey and the Bandit||Bo "Bandit" Darville|
|1977||Semi-Tough||Billy Clyde Puckett|
|1978||The End||Wendell Sonny Lawson||Director|
|1979||Starting Over||Phil Potter||Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy|
|1980||Rough Cut||Jack Rhodes|
|1980||Smokey and the Bandit II||Bo "Bandit" Darville|
|1981||The Cannonball Run||J.J. McClure|
|1981||Sharky's Machine||Sgt. Thomas Sharky||Director|
|1982||The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas||Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd|
|1982||Best Friends||Richard Babson|
|1982||Six Pack||Man walking in front of Brewster & Lila||Uncredited|
|1983||Stroker Ace||Stroker Ace|
|1983||The Man Who Loved Women||David Fowler|
|1983||Smokey and the Bandit Part 3||The Real Bandit|
|1984||Cannonball Run II||J.J. McClure||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor|
|1984||City Heat||Mike Murphy||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor|
|1985||Stick||Ernest "Stick" Stickley||Also director|
|1986||Uphill All the Way||Gambler||Uncredited|
|1988||Rent-a-Cop||Tony Church||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor|
|1988||Switching Channels||John L. Sullivan IV||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor|
|1989||Physical Evidence||Joe Paris|
|1989||Breaking In||Ernie Mullins|
|1989||All Dogs Go to Heaven||Charlie B. Barkin||Voice|
|1993||Cop and a Half||Nick McKenna||Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor|
|1995||The Maddening||Roy Scudder|
|1996||Citizen Ruth||Blaine Gibbons|
|1996||Striptease||Congressman David Dilbeck||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Demi Moore)
|1996||Mad Dog Time||"Wacky" Jacky Jackson|
|1997||Meet Wally Sparks||Lenny Spencer|
|1997||Boogie Nights||Jack Horner||Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
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
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 & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2nd place – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
2nd place – Society of Texas Film Critics 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
|1999||The Hunter's Moon||Clayton Samuels|
|1999||Big City Blues||Connor||Co-producer|
|1999||Mystery, Alaska||Judge Walter Burns|
|2000||The Crew||Joey "Bats" Pistella|
|2000||The Last Producer||Sonny Wexler||Director|
|2001||Driven||Carl Henry||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple (shared with Sylvester Stallone)
|2001||The Hollywood Sign||Kage Mulligan|
|2002||Time of the Wolf||Archie McGregor|
|2004||Without a Paddle||Del Knox|
|2005||The Longest Yard||Coach Nate Scarborough||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor|
|2005||The Dukes of Hazzard||Jefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor|
|2006||Cloud 9||Billy Cole|
|2006||End Game||General Montgomery|
|2006||Forget About It||Sam LeFleur|
|2006||Broken Bridges||Jake Delton|
|2007||Randy and the Mob||Elmore Culpepper||Cameo
|2007||In the Name of the King||King Konreid||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor|
|2008||Deal||Tommy Vinson||Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor|
|2008||A Bunch of Amateurs||Jefferson Steel|
|2015||Pocket Listing||Ron Glass|
|1959||M Squad||Peter Marashi||Episode: "The Teacher"|
|1959||The Lawless Years||Tony Sappio||Episode: "The Payoff"|
|1959||Pony Express||Adam||Episode: "The Good Samaritan"|
|1959–60||Riverboat||Ben Frazer||20 episodes|
|1959; 1960||Playhouse 90||Ace / The Actor||2 episodes|
|1960||Johnny Ringo||Tad Stuart||Episode: "The Stranger"|
|1960||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Bill Davis||Episode: "Escape to Sonoita"|
|1960||Lock-Up||Latchard Duncan||Episode: "The Case of Alexis George"|
|1960; 1961||The Blue Angels||Chuck / Corman||2 episodes|
|1960; 1961||The Aquanauts||Leo / Jimmy||2 episodes|
|1961||Ripcord||The Assassin||Episode: "Crime Jump"|
|1961||Michael Shayne||Jerry Turner||Episode: "The Boat Caper"|
|1961||Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre||Branch Taylor||Episode: "Man from Everywhere"|
|1961||The Brothers Brannagan||Abelard||Episode: "Bordertown"|
|1961||Naked City||Young Man||Episode: "Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon"|
|1961; 1962||The Everglades||Trask / Lew Johnson||2 episodes|
|1962||Route 66||Tommy||Episode: "Love Is a Skinny Kid"|
|1962||Perry Mason||Chuck Blair||Episode: "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank"|
|1962–65||Gunsmoke||Quint Asper||50 episodes|
|1963||The Twilight Zone||Rocky Rhodes||Episode: "The Bard"|
|1965||Branded||Red Hand||Episode: "Now Join the Human Race"|
|1965||Flipper||Al Bardeman||2 episodes|
|1966||Hawk||Detective Lt. John Hawk||17 episodes|
|1967||Gentle Ben||Pilot||Episode: "Voice from the Wilderness"|
|1965; 1968||The F.B.I.||John Duquesne / Michael Murtaugh||2 episodes|
|1970||Love, American Style||Stanley Dunbar||Episode: "Love and the Banned Book / Love and the First-Nighters / Love and the King"|
|1970–71||Dan August||Dan August||26 episodes
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor - Drama
|1987–91||Out of This World||Troy Garland||Voice
|1989–90||B.L. Stryker||B.L. Stryker||12 episodes|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Himself||Episode: "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"|
|1993||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself||Episode: "The Grand Opening"|
|1993||The Man from Left Field||Jack Robinson||Movie|
|1990–94||Evening Shade||Wood Newton||98 episodes
Nominated and Won – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nominated and Won – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
|1995||Amazing Grace||Josiah Carey||Episode: "Hallelujah"|
|1995||Hope and Gloria||Himself||Episode: "Sisyphus, Prometheus and Me"|
|1995||Cybill||Himself||Episode: "The Cheese Stands Alone"|
|1996||The Cherokee Kid||Otter Bob the Mountain Man||Movie|
Episode: "Das Sub"
|1997||King of the Hill||M.F. Thatherton||Voice
Episode: "The Company Man"
|1998||Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms||CIA Deputy Director||Movie|
|1999||Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business||CIA Deputy Director Mentor / GR88||Movie|
|2002||The X-Files||Mr. Burt||Episode: "Improbable"|
|2003; 2004||Ed||Mr. Burt||2 episodes|
|2005||The King of Queens||Coach Walcott||Episode: "Hi, School"|
|2005||Robot Chicken||J.J. McClure / Himself||Voice
Episode: "Gold Dust Gasoline"
|2005||Duck Dodgers||Royal Serpenti||Voice
Episode: "Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family"
|2006||Freddie||Carl Crane Pool||Episode: "Mother of All Grandfathers"|
|2006–2007; 2009||My Name Is Earl||Chubby||Uncredited
|2010||Burn Notice||Paul Anderson||Episode: "Past & Future Tense"|
|2011||American Dad!||Senator Buckingham||Episode: "School Lies"|
|2011||Reel Love||Wade Whitman||Movie|
Episode: "The Man from Jupiter"
|2002||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||Avery Carrington|
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Himself (The Mayor)|
Awards and other recognition
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- 1991 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Evening Shade)
- Golden Globes, USA
- 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
- ShoWest Convention, USA
- 1998 Supporting Actor of the Year
- 1990 Golden Boot
- 1978 Male Star of the Year Award
- 1980 Male Star of the Year Award
- 1978 Star (for motion pictures) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6838 Hollywood Blvd.
- 1987 Eastman Kodak Second Century Award
- 1991 American Cancer Society's Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2000 Children at Heart Award
- 2003 Atlanta IMAGE Film and Video Award
- 2007 Taurus Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2007 Best Buddies Canada Lifetime Achievement Award
|US Country||US||CAN Country|
|1980||"Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial"||51||88||33||Smokey and the Bandit II Soundtrack||Richard Levinson|
- Reynolds, Burt. (1994) My Life. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 0-7868-6130-4
- Anderson, Loni. (1997) My Life in High Heels. Avon Books. ISBN 978-0-380-72854-1
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- Video on YouTube
- Video on YouTube
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- 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 [Waycross,GeorgiaThe 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)
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- He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Photo gallery of Reynolds at FSU: http://heritage.fsu.edu/photos/burtatfsu.html
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- "Show Me a Hero, I'll Show You a Bum". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
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- Peter Travers (August 2, 1982). "Dolly Does Hollywood!". People.
- "Jupiter Theatre Will Reopen". Sun Sentinel. 1998-12-09. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- Laura J. Margulies (2008), "Famous Bankruptcies".
- Gary Eng Walk (07 October1998), "Burt Reynolds closes the book on Chapter 11", Entertainment Weekly
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- "Kate". E!.[dead link]
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- STARS ON HOLLYWOOD: REYNOLDS EASES TO SLOW LANE REYNOLDS TO SLOW PACE Champlin, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, California] 0 While filming City Heat, 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 underwent back surgery in May 2009 and a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010. He had trouble eating, which caused him to lose weight and helped lead to rumours that he had AIDS. Bold text7 Aug 1984: f1.
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- "2000 Children at Heart". TV.com.
- "2003 Atlanta Image Award". The New Georgia Encyclopedia.
- ("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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- "Show Business: Frog Prince" 'Time' August 21, 1972
- "Burt Reynolds" at Florida State University
- Pictures and commentary on Burt Reynolds filming the episode of Zane Grey Theatre titled Man From Everywhere on the Iverson Movie Ranch
- Iverson Movie Ranch: History, vintage photos.
- Burt Reynolds' promotional photo shoot for Gunsmoke in 1962