Burt Reynolds Has Died at 82
Burt Reynolds has died at 82 years old. His manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter, telling the outlet he passed away at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida on Thursday, September 6.
Reynolds started in the entertainment industry in 1958 but rose to fame in the ’60s while starring on shows including Gunsmoke and Hawk. He went on to appear in more than 200 series and movies, including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, 1996’s Striptease, and 1997’s Boogie Nights, which earned him an Oscar nomination.
Reynolds was still active in his later years too. He recently finished filming Defining Moments, which is set to be released in December 2018. He was also working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio, and he was scheduled to start work on The French Cowboy.
Reynolds was also famous for his high-profile love life. His past loves include Dinah Shore, whom he dated for five years in the ’70s; Sally Field, whom he dated from 1977 to 1982; Judy Carne, his wife from 1963 to 1965; and Loni Anderson, to whom he was married from 1988 to 1993. Reynolds and Anderson shared a son, Quinton.
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