Burt Renyolds Dies

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 - September 6, 2018) passed away on Thursday morning on September 6, 2018 at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.  The cause of death was due to cardiac-arrest.

Burt Renyolds was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962-1965), Hawk (1966), and Dan August (1970-1971).

His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds 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).  Read more. . .

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