Burt Reynolds Biography
Burt Reynolds Bio
|Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was born on 11th February 1936 and died on 6th September 2018. He was an American actor, director, and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965) and Dan August (1970–1971). Burton Reynolds. His most recent films were the remake of The Longest Yard (2005) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). Reynolds reportedly died of cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital on 6th September 2018.|
|Born||11 February 1936 Lansing, Michigan, U.S.|
|Burt Reynolds Died||6 September 2018 (aged 82) Jupiter, Florida, U.S.|
|Burt Reynolds Cause of Death||Cardiac Arrest|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
|Burt Reynolds Spouse(s)||
|Burt Reynolds Son||Quinton Anderson Reynolds|
|Burt Reynolds Net Worth||$5 million as at the time of his death|
Burt Reynolds Career
Burt Reynolds breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). He 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).
Burt Reynolds Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, as Bo Darville (“Bandit”). It is one of the movies that propelled Reynolds career following its success.
Burt Reynolds Marriages
Reynolds was married to Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and to Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993. He and Anderson adopted a son, Quinton. Reynolds and Dinah Shore were in a relationship in the early 70’s for about five years. He had a relationship from about 1977 to 1982 with actress Sally Field.
Burt Reynolds Marriage with Loni Anderson
Reynolds married Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993. He and Anderson adopted a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.
Burt Reynolds Relationship with Sally Field
He had a relationship from about 1977 to 1982 with actress and movie director Sally Field. Sally is currently 71 years old.
Burt Reynolds Cause of Death “Cardiac Arrest “
Reynolds reportedly died of cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital on 6th September 2018 aged 82. He had been suffering from heart problems for a number of years. He is survived by his son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.
Quinton Anderson Reynolds (Burt Reynolds adopted son)
Quinton Anderson Reynolds is the adopted son of the late Burt Reynolds Jr. and Loni Anderson.He was born on 31 August 1988 and is currently 30 years old as of 2018.
Condolences on Twitter
Burt Reynolds was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever worked with. He took me under his wing when I was first starting out as an actor and offered friendship, advice and guidance.
I’ll never forget how much that meant to me.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) September 6, 2018
"And there's one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did." – Burt Reynolds
RIP #22 pic.twitter.com/xX9aclZlJw
— Ralph Garman (@RalphGarman) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018
We lost one of the greats today.
Burt Reynolds, 1936-2018. pic.twitter.com/AUeIJoYz6F
— Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds Early Life
Reynolds parents were Fern H. (1902–1992) and Burton Milo Reynolds (1906–2002). He has Dutch, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and is also said to have Cherokee roots. In his 2014 autobiography But Enough About Me, Reynolds said his mother had Italian ancestry. During his career, Reynolds often claimed to have been born in Waycross, Georgia but confirmed in 2015 that he was born in Lansing, Michigan. He was born on 11 February 1936, and in his autobiography stated that Lansing is where his family lived when his father was drafted into the United States Army. Reynolds, his mother, and sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and lived there for two years. When Reynolds’s father was sent to Europe, the family moved to Lake City, Michigan, where his mother had been raised.
The family moved to Riviera Beach, Florida in 1946. His father became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach, which is adjacent to the north side 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 Burt Reynolds graduating from Palm Beach High in West Palm Beach, he attended Florida State University on a football scholarship and played halfback. While at Florida State, Reynolds roomed with college football broadcaster and analyst Lee Corso, and also became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Reynolds hoped to be named to All-American teams and to have a career in professional football, but he suffered a knee injury in the first game of his sophomore season, and later that year he lost his spleen and injured his other knee as a result of a car accident. These injuries hampered Reynolds’ abilities on the field, and after being beaten in coverage for the game-winning touchdown in a 7-0 loss to North Carolina State on October 12, 1957, he decided to give up football.
Reynolds thought of becoming a police officer upon the end of his college football career, but his father suggested that he finish college and become a parole officer. To keep up with his studies, he began taking classes at Palm Beach Junior College (PBJC) in neighboring Lake Park. In his first term at PBJC, Reynolds was in an English 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, leading to Reynolds winning the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for his performance. In his autobiography, Reynolds refers to Duncan as his mentor and the most influential person in his life