VIDEO: Burt Reynolds, Legendary Actor, Florida State Alum, Jupiter Native Passes Away at 82
By Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter // September 6, 2018
Hollywood’s top-grossing star from 1978 through 1982
ABOVE VIDEO: Iconic American star known for roles in ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ ‘Deliverance’ and ‘The Longest Yard’ died of cardiac arrest today in Jupiter, Florida.
(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) – Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82.
Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter.
Always with a wink, Reynolds shined in many action films (often doing his own stunts) and in such romantic comedies as Starting Over (1979) opposite Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) with Dolly Parton; Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn; and, quite aptly, The Man Who Loved Women (1983) with Julie Andrews.
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