Burt Reynolds

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

11th February, 1936







Hollywood Icon Burt Reynolds Dies Aged 82

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 September 2018

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One of the last old-fashioned Hollywood stars, Reynolds passed away in hospital in Florida this week, after reportedly having suffered a heart attack.

Hollywood is mourning the death of one of its icons after Burt Reynolds, the star of films such as Boogie Nights, Deliverance and Smokey and the Bandit, passed away at the age of 82.

The legendary actor is reported to have died in a Florida hospital with his family by his side, after having suffered a heart attack on Thursday (September 6th). He had undergone major heart bypass surgery eight years ago.

Reynolds’ niece, Nancy Lee Hess, told BBC News that her uncle’s death had left the whole family “with a broken heart”.

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Robert De Niro, Burt Reynolds and Chevy Chase at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival screening of 'Dog Years' - New York, United States - Sunday 23rd April 2017

Burt Reynolds Says He'll Never Work With Paul Thomas Anderson Again

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 December 2015

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The actor received an Oscar nomination for his role in Anderson’s ‘Boogie Nights’.

Burt Reynolds has said he’ll never work with director Paul Thomas Anderson again, after his experience filming Boogie Nights. Reynolds starred in the 1997 film as Jack Horner and even won and Oscar nomination for his performance, but the actor says he and the director ‘didn’t fit’ personality wise.

Don’t expect Burt Reynolds back for Boogie Nights 2

“Personality-wise, we didn't fit,” Reynolds told GQ. “I think mostly because he was young and full of himself. Every shot we did, it was like the first time [that shot had ever been done].”

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Burt Reynolds - A frail Burt Reynolds pictured being helped by aids, arriving at the BBC Radio 2 studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th December 2015

Judy Carne, British Actor Best Known As ‘Sock-It-To-Me’ Girl, Dies Aged 78

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 September 2015

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Judy Carne has died at the age of 78.

Judy Carne, the actor best known for her role in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, has died at the age of 78. Carne died at Northampton Hospital on Thursday (3rd September).

Goldie Hawn (pictured above) mourned the loss of her former Laugh-In co-star, Judy Carne.

Read More: Kate Hudson And Oliver Hudson 'Disowned' By Father: "They Are No Longer A Part Of My Life".

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Ryan Reynolds Is Your Dream Deadpool And This Bearskin Photo Proves It

By Victoria Pavlova in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 March 2015

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Sometimes we forget how funny Ryan Reynolds can be. And then this happens.

Um, Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool, and if you weren’t sure of that already, his first promotional photo will convince you. The *obviously extremely serious* promo pic shows Reynolds, in full Deadpool garb, lounging on a bearskin rug in front of a lit fireplace, a la Burt Reynolds.

With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie pic.twitter.com/MPM89bYz1B

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015

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Ben Affleck Is Guy’S Choice Awards’ ‘Guy Of The Year’

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 June 2013

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Ben Affleck has certainly scored some awards over the past year.

Ben Affleck was awarded with the Spike’s Tv ‘Guy of the Year _A_ward’ on Saturday (aired last night). The ceremony took place in Culver City, California. Affleck was presented his antler shaped (nicknamed ‘mantler’) award by fellow Oscar winning actor and director, Clint Eastwood. This is one of many awards; _A_ffleck has received this year including an Oscar for his film _A_rgo.

The _Awards were first held in 2007 and previous winners have included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Mickey Rourke, Maek Wahlberg and Matt Damon_. _A_s you’d expect, the awards are hardly female friendly (there is an award named the ‘holy grail of hot’) yet many turned out for the event including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba.

The awards are hardly on par with the Oscars or a Golden Globes – there was a category in 2012 for ‘Hottest Zo(o)e(y)’. The nominations for this particular award were somewhat limited. However, the award’s lack of prestige did not prevent _A_ffleck celebrating backstage with Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Jimmy Kimmel.

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Burt Reynolds Health Improves Over Weekend After Flu Scare

By Contributor in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 January 2013

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It looked like there might be worrying news concerning veteran actor Burt Reynolds as the weekend began, with the 76 year-old admitted to hospital after suffering from flu symptoms – but, like he’s done on-screen for so many years, Reynolds proved he’s a fighter and is apparently well on the mend.

The former Golden Globe winner and one-time Oscar nominee was dehydrated on Friday (January 25, 2013) and, with other flu symptoms also apparent, he was transferred to the intensive care unit at his nearest Florida hospital, the ICU. The good news is that on the Saturday his temperature began to drop and his condition improved, though he still remained in hospital that night as well. A short statement from the actor’s representative Erik Kritzer, given to CNN, said "He is feeling better.” Kritzer declined to go into further detail over the star’s ailment, insisting that Reynolds wanted to keep the information private.

Lest we forget, Reynolds has always imbued a tough, resolute character; he only turned to acting after a string of injuries derailed a promising American football career that had seen him given a scholarship to Florida State University. Determined to make it as an actor instead, he went on to star in such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Cannonball Run and, his Oscar-nominated role, Boogie Nights, in 1997.

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Burt Reynolds Ready To Leave ICU After Flu Scare

By Joe Wilde in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 January 2013

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On Friday this week (Jan 25) Burt Reynolds was admitted to a Florida hospital after his existing flu symptoms began to worsen and his friends and family began to worry for the veteran actor's wellbeing.

Reynolds was instantly admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit, where he was diagnosed as suffering from severe dehydration. Fortunately though, it looks like Reynolds is well and truly back on the road to recovery after his doctors announced that his symptoms were improving and he will be released from the ICU in the very near future. According to a statement given to TMZ yesterday (Jan 26), the actor's fever broke on Saturday morning and he is expected to be transfered to a regular wing of the hospital by the end of the weekend.

Apparently, many of his family and friends had been concerned with Reynold's condition before he was admitted into hospital, with them saying that the actor was "touch and go" before he hospital admittance. The recent news of his quick recovery has come as a great relief to those close to him as well as the fans worrying about his condition. He is expected to leave hospital next week, once doctors have deemed him healthy enough.

Burt Reynolds On The Road To Recovery After Flu Scare

By Joe Wilde in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 January 2013

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Good news! After a night in the intensive care unit of his local hospital it looks as though Burt Reynolds has pulled through and will be leaving the unit as soon as possible.

Earlier this week, Reynolds came down with a nasty case of the flu and although it looked like he was going to see it out from his home, things took a turn for the worse yesterday morning (Jan 25) and the screen legend was admitted to the ICU of his local Florida hospital. Although doctors remained relatively upbeat about his condition, there was always that room for doubt, that was until this morning however when his fever began to break up and things were looking good. Now, as TMZ report, the symptoms that doctors were waiting to pass have finally subsided and Reynolds is now being moved out of the ICU and into a regular wing of the hospital.

His friends and family are said to me extremely happy with his progress, considering he was in a "touch and go" state prior to his admittance into hospital. Good news for the Reynolds clan then and a clear sign that yes, Florida does have winter too. Who'd have thought it?!

Burt Reynold Receiving Treatment At Florida Hospital After Bout With Flu

By Joe Wilde in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 January 2013

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Burt Reynolds was admitted into hospital yesterday (Jan 25), after his existing flu symptoms became increasingly and dramatically worse, warranting medical attention to be sought by the actor.

According to TMZ, who broke the story, Reynolds caught a very unpleasant flu bug earlier in the week and had seemed to be coping relatively well whilst at home, that was until yesterday morning though, when Reynolds' condition worsened rapidly and he was rushed to the intensive care unit of a local Florida hospital. A rep for the actor has since revealed that the root of Burt's deteriorating health was down to him being "severely dehydrated," but this is fortunately a problem that doctors have managed to combat since his arrival to the hospital. For the time being though, Reynolds is being kept under surveillance in the ICU until he is fit to leave.

Don't get too down though, it'll take much more than a bout of flu to take down Reynolds, it would seem, as doctors have remained wholeheartedly positive that the actor will make a full recovery in due time. Burt's moustache is also said to be in a stable condition and will make a full recovery along with the rest of Burt too. Phew!

Burt Reynolds Rushed To Intensive Care After Catching Flu

By Joe Wilde in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 25 January 2013

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Burt Reynolds is currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital after coming down with a serious case of the flu, TMZ have reported.

The Smokey and the Bandit star is believed to be in a stable condition for now, with his admittance into hospital only being done as a precautionary measure. A rep for the actor told TMZ that he had been suffering with a bout of the flu bug, much as everyone else seems to be, for a few days and seemed to be coping with the symptoms well. That was until this morning though, as Reynolds was admitted into a local hospital as his health began to deteriorate with doctors on the scene diagnosing the actor with "severe dehydration."

Luckily though, both Burt and his moustache are said to be doing well in hospital and he is responding to treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery and be back on his feet in a matter of days.

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Burt Reynolds Friday 15th April 2011 makes a special appearance and signing Chicago, Illinois

Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds Monday 3rd November 2008 the former wife of Burt Reynolds, was spotted hanging out in LA on her way to Fabrocini's restaurant in Bel Air. Los Angeles, California, USA

Burt Reynolds Wednesday 12th March 2008 Burt Reynolds returns to his hotel after filming his movie comedy, 'A Bunch of Amateurs' in New Bond Street London, England