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Burt Reynolds

b. February 11, 1936 d. September 6, 2018

Tough Guy Actor

Burt Reynolds was born February 11, 1936 in Lansing Michigan to parents Burton and Harriett Reynolds. He passed away September 6, 2018 in an emergency room in Jupiter Florida after going into cardiac arrest. He is survived by his son Quinto Anderson Reynolds.

Reynolds was a standout football player at Palm Beach High School. His skills earned him a football scholarship at Florida State University.

In the late 1950's Reynolds was finding regular Television acting work on shows such as M Squad, Schlitz Playhouse and Pony Express.

The pinnacle of Reynold's acting career may have been when he played the role of Bandit in the 1977 hit Smokey and the Bandit. His other notable movie appearances include- Semi-Tough, Hooper, The Longest Yard and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Reynolds was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in the 1977 movie Hooper. He was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards winning twice.

"I'm not sure if I can swagger anymore, but I can limp with the best of them." – Burt Reynolds

"I've done more than 100 movies. I'm proud of maybe five of them." – Burt Reynolds
43rd Annual Emmy Awards
photo by Alan Light
Quint Asper in Gunsmoke

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