Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: February 11, 1936
Date of Passing: September 06, 2018
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Burt Reynolds was an American actor, director and producer.

He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965), Hawk (1966), and Dan August (1970–1971).

His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).

Burt Reynolds was an American actor, director and producer.

He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965), Hawk (1966), and Dan August (1970–1971).

His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).

After a few box office failures, Reynolds returned to television, starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994).

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997).

Reynolds died September 6, 2018, in Jupiter, Florida. He was 82.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1992
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 1991
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