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Burt Reynolds


Born - 11 February 1935, Lansing, Michigan, USA
Died - 6 September 2018

Round-faced, dark-haired, latterly moustachioed, panther-like American leading man, born Burton Reynolds and a superstar of the 1970s and 1980s of part-Cherokee heritage who insisted in doing much of his own stuntwork. Moving from muscular heroes to good ol' boys in action comedies, he was the world's most popular star for five consecutive years from 1978 on. Too many poor scripts saw his appeal wane after the mid 1980s, although he excelled in the occasional character role, winning an Oscar nomination for Boogie Nights (1997). Following the lead in a popular TV series, Riverboat in the late 1950s, he essayed starring roles in films, although it was 1972, when he made Fuzz and especially Deliverance, that he became a name people would pay to see, working hard to the very end. His many film appearances, more than 100 of them, included those in Angel Baby (1960), Armored Command (1961), Operation C.I.A. (1965), 100 Rifles (1969), Skullduggery (1970), Shamus (1973), The Mean Machine (1974), Hustle (1975), Gator (1976), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Hooper (1978), Starting Over (1979), The Cannonball Run (1981), Sharky's Machine (1981), Best Friends (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983), City Heat (1984), Stick (1985), Rent-a-Cop (1987), Switching Channels (1988), Breaking In (1989), Modern Love (1990), Cop and a Half (1993), Striptease (1996), Big City Blues (1997), Mystery, Alaska (1999), Snapshots (2002), Without a Paddle (2004), The Dukes of Hazzard (2006), Deal (2008), Not Another Not Another Movie (2011), Pocket Listing (2015), Hollow Creek (2016), The Last Movie Star (2017), Shadow Fighter (2018) and Defining Moments (2019), his last. Married/divorced actresses Judy Carne and Loni Anderson. Long-term relationships with fellow stars Dinah Shore and Sally Field also broke up. He died from a heart attack.