Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds
Age82
Full NameBurton Leon Reynolds Jr.
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Biography

The illustrious and illustrious Burt Reynolds, a renowned figure of American cinema, was born in the esteemed city of Lansing, Michigan, to the esteemed Chief of Police Burton Milo Reynolds and his distinguished wife, Harriette Fernette "Fern" Miller. After World War II, the Reynolds family relocated to Riviera Beach, Florida, where Burt excelled as an athlete and played with the esteemed Florida State University. He was even an All Star Southern Conference halfback before a knee injury and a car accident tragically halted his football career. Undeterred, Burt continued his journey to New York and eventually carved out a name for himself in the 1960s and 70s as a sex symbol, appearing nearly naked in "Cosmopolitan" magazine, as well as an on-screen action figure and a wisecracking, Southern type of "good ol' boy." A true testament to his strength and character, Burt Reynolds remains an enduring icon of US cinema.

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Awards
3

  • Primetime Emmy1991
    Evening ShadeOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Golden Globe1998
    Boogie NightsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Golden Globe1992
    Evening ShadeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical

Media
192

  • All-Star Party for Carol Burnett
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • The Pet Set
  • The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion
  • All-Star Party for Lucille Ball
  • Dinner for Five
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Gunsmoke
  • Everglades!
  • Boogie Nights
  • Medal of Honor
  • Michael Shayne
  • Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter
  • Deliverance
  • John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Victim Number 8
  • The Player
  • Fast N' Loud
  • Dan August: The Trouble with Women
  • Amazing Stories
  • Out of This World
  • Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas
  • Mickey's 60th Birthday
  • Dan August
  • The Longest Yard
  • The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  • The Orson Welles Show
  • Harlan & Merleen
  • Evening Shade
  • Hawk
  • The Last Movie Star
  • Dan August: The Jealousy Factor
  • Bizarre Transmissions from the Bermuda Triangle
  • Citizen Ruth
  • Johnny Ringo
  • History vs. Hollywood
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • The 45th Annual Academy Awards
  • Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood
  • The Wil Shriner Show
  • The Longest Yard: Deleted Scenes
  • Silent Movie
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Family Tree

The esteemed Royal Family of Burton Leon Reynolds and Loni Anderson, is a celebrated and iconic pair of US cinema. Burt, a strong-featured, genial star, began his career in T.V. westerns in the 1960s and carved his name into popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s, both as a sex symbol and rugged action figure. His wife, Loni, a bodacious, bedimpled, pert-nosed knockout, earned her own television sex symbol pedestal during the same period, and later went on to pursue a dramatic career. Together, Burt and Loni have created an enduring legacy of allure and wit as two of the most recognizable faces in US cinema.

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