Hollywood Remembers Burt Reynolds: "Trailblazer", "One Of A Kind"

06 September, 2018, 23:33 | Author: Ann Santiago
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Reynolds died of cardiac arrest after being transported to a Florida hospital, according to his agent, Todd Eisner.

Google labeled for reuse Burt Reynolds passed away Thursday afternoon after suffering a heart attack. That film is scheduled to be released in 2019.

Afterwards, Reynolds had a brief stopover in NY where he appeared in several theatrical productions before moving out west to Hollywood. In 1977's Smokey and the Bandit, Jackie Gleason was Smokey the sheriff, Burt Reynolds was Bandit, and the plot hinged on whether Bandit and a truck-driving pal could blow through Smokey's roadblocks and make the run in 28 hours. Reynolds said he considered the Oscar-nominated film, which co-starred Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, the best of his career. He also earned an Oscar nomination for his role as a porn director in 1997's Boogie Nights. The couple adopted a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.

He launched his acting career with TV shows like "Gunsmoke" and "Dan August", but it was his breakout film role was in "Deliverance" in 1972 that launched him to stardom. But after one too many bad movies, his popularity waned. Reynolds moved back to the small screen for a brief period, producing and starring in the CBS series Evening Shade from 1990 to 1994.

From left to right: Adam Rifkin, Brian Cavallaro, Robert DeNiro, Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase, Ariel Winter, Kathleen Nolan, Gordon Whitener, Neil Mandt and Juston Street attend the "Dog Years" Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 22, 2017 in New York City.

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"I took the part that was the most fun".

In his later life, Reynolds was as famous for his private life as for his film and television work; his relationship with Sally Field and his marriage to Loni Anderson were both subject to heavy scrutiny from tabloid magazines around the world.

In the early 1970s, Reynolds was a veteran of TV and film who spurred the curiosity of Hollywood producers through his amusing appearances on latenight talkshows, as well as the hyped publicity stunt of appearing as the first celebrity male-nude centerfold in a 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan.

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