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Burt Reynolds

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Burt Reynolds's Biography

Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor.  

Reynolds was a high school football player who was wooed by several different colleges but decided on Florida State University.  He hoped to become an all star but those hopes were dashed after a car crash left him with an injury. 

Reynolds took acting classes and worked odd jobs.  He made his debut on the stage and later was cast in TV and then acquired movie roles.  He received his Hollywood star on the walk of fame in 1978.  Shortly after, he opened a dinner theatre which brought in great crowds and attracted famous actors who wanted to perform at Reynold's business. 

According to Wikipedia, some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Paul Crewe and Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and its 2005 remake respectively, J.J. McClure in The Cannonball Run, the voice of Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights.

Reynolds had some serious financial troubles and a mud-slinging divorce with Loni Anderson whom they had adopted a son together named Quinton.  Reynolds was romantically linked with several famous women, but was most noted for his years with Dinah Shore as she was 20 years his senior--way before the term "cougar" became a trend. 

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Jon Voight, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty and Burt Reynolds stand in the Warner Brothers studio in Los Angeles
Jon Voight, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty and Burt Reynolds stand in the Warner Brothers studio in Los Angeles
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  • When chaos reigned in pop culture

      News Source: CNN | 1 day ago
    In 2006, this website conducted a highly unscientific survey to find the worst song of all time ...That included two of the top five -- Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun" and the runaway top choice, Paul Anka's "Having My Baby" -- and several more
  • Burt Reynolds Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife Loni Anderson $150K

      News Source: Stupid Celebrities Gossip | 4 days ago
    We all know getting a divorce is a long and painful process, but actor Burt Reynolds was still battling it out with ex-wife Loni Anderson over their financial settlement 20 years after their divorce! The Smokey and the Bandit actor were married for
  • Loni Anderson to Burt Reynolds: Pay Your 20-Year-Old Divorce Debt, ...

      News Source: TMZ | 5 days ago
    Burt Reynolds has been divorced from Loni Anderson for 20 years ... but it's still not over, and we've learned Loni is still dogging him for nearly a quarter of a million bucks to make things right. It was one of the most bitter divorces in the

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