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Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds on February 11, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan) is an American actor and director. He started his career in the theater, making his Broadway debut in Look, We’ve Come Through. Burt got his big acting break in NBC’s Riverboat from 1959-60, and went on to make appearances in several television shows throughout the early 1960’s. His film debut was in 1961’s Angel Baby, and from there, he went on to star in some low-budget films. In 1972, Burt landed his breakout role in Deliverance, and continued as successful career in film. More recently, he’s been seen in a re-make of The Longest Yard, and a film re-make of The Dukes Of Hazzard. Burt has won two Golden Globe awards: Best Actor In A TV Series Musical Or Comedy for Evening Shade and Best Supporting Actor — Motion Picture for Boogie Nights.
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Burt his best known for his roles in movies like Deliverance, Boogie Nights, The Longest Yard and more.
Burt has had many romantic relationship in Hollywood, with stars including Sally Field, Dinah Shore and Lucie Arnaz. He married Judy Carne in 1963, but they divorced two years later. From 1988-1993, he was married to Loni Anderson, and together they have one adopted son. Burt also dated Kate Edelman Johnson from 2003-2005. On Sept 6, 2018, Burt died after going into cardiac arrest. He was 82.