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There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs, this line has been very well proved by Burt Leon Reynolds Jr who was an American actor, director, and producer. Moreover, Burt rose to huge stardom when he starred in several different television series such as Hawk, Gunsmoke, and Dan Augus.
Besides this, he also gathered huge popularity by starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994), which won him a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Unfortunately, this renowned personality died at the age of 80 after suffering from heart problems for a number of years. Although he is not with us, he will be in the heart of his fans because of his works and achievements.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 11 February 1936, Burt had turned 82 years old in the year 2018. He was tall with a height of 180 in centimeters and 5’11” in feet & inches. He possessed a fit and healthy personality with a weight of 70 in kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds.
He looked more handsome with his black eyes and dark brown hair. In fact, he was very conscious about his physique and maintained himself with the perfect body measurements of 34 inches chest, 30 inches waist, and 16 inches biceps approximately.
This renowned personality, Burt gathered a very handsome amount of net worth and fame through his professional career. Through hard work and determination, he had established himself as one of the successful actors in the entertainment field. According to the sources, his estimated net worth was $5 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born and grew up in Lansing, Michigan, USA, Burt belonged to a mixed ethnicity including Dutch, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish. He was the caring and loving son of Burton Milo Reynolds (Father) and Fern Reynolds (Mother).
Moreover, Burt often claimed to have been born in Waycross, Georgia but Reynolds stated in the year 2015 that he was actually born in Lansing, Michigan. In fact, he also stated in his autobiography that Lansing is where his family lived when his father was drafted into the United States Army.
Later, Burt, his mother, and his sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where they subsequently lived for two years. Furthermore, the family moved to Lake City, Michigan, when his father was sent to Europe.
Thereafter, his family moved to Riviera Beach, Florida in the year 1946. As for his education, he studied at Palm Beach High School. Later, Reynolds enrolled at Florida State University.
|Birth Place||Lansing, Michigan, USA|
|Date of birth||11th February 1936|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’11”
In centimeters: 180 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 70 kg
In pounds: 154 lbs
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|School||Palm Beach High School|
|College||Florida State University|
|Home town||Lansing, Michigan, USA|
|Fathers name||Burton Milo Reynolds|
|Mothers name||Fern Reynolds
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards his career, Burt commenced his professional career by meeting Joanne Woodward who helped him to cast in “Tea and Sympathy”. Later, he made his movie debut in “Angel Baby” in the year 1961. In fact, he has also made his appearance on ABC’s “The American Sportsman”.
Furthermore, Reynolds has also got appeared in the movies like Deliverance, Shark, Impasse, The Dukes of Hazzard, White Lightning, Last Movie Star, and many more movies. Besides this, he also wrote a book named “Barkley Unleashed: A Pirate’s Tail”.
Apart from that, this versatile personality released the album “Ask Me What I Am” in the year 1973. Thereafter, he sang along with Dolly Parton in “The Best Little Whorehouse” in the year 1983. In fact, Burt was also cast for the film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in May 2018, unfortunately, died before shooting his scenes.
Other than this, Burt has also played a lead role in films such as Forget About It (2006), Cloud 9 (2006), A Bunch of Amateurs (2008), and Deal (2008) and supporting parts in Grilled (2006), End Game (2006), Not Another Movie (2011), and Reel Love (2011). In fact, he also made his guest appearance in Burn Notice, Past & Future Tense.
In the year 2011, Burt also voiced himself as the Mayor of Steelport in Saints Row: The Third. In addition to this, he even got appeared posthumously in the 2019 film An Innocent Kiss as well as in the 2020 film Defining Moments, which includes his final performance. Thus, we can say that Burt was a perfect example of versatility who captured the heart of millions of people with his outstanding performances.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Talking about his relationship status, Burt was a married man who married twice in his life. He first tied the sacred knot of marriage with Judy Carne in the year 1963. However, their relation couldn’t last long and came to an end in 1965. Thereafter, Reynolds got married to Loni Anderson in 1988 and got divorced in 1993.
In fact, Burt and Anderson also adopted a son named Quinton. Other than this, he has also dated Dinah Shore (20 years his senior) from 1976 to 1980, American actress Sally Field and a cocktail waitress, Pam Seals.
|Wife||Judy Carne (m. 1963; div. 1965)
Loni Anderson (m. 1988; div. 1994)
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Some Interesting Facts About Burt Reynolds
- Burt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Boogie Nights.
- He was suffering from heart problems for a number of years.
- His Zodiac sign was Aquarius.
- During 10th grade, he was named First Team All-State and All-Southern as a fullback and received multiple scholarship offers.
- Burt also owned a private “dinner theater” in Jupiter, Florida.
- He was voted the world’s number one box-office star for five consecutive years (from 1978 to 1982) in the annual Top Ten Money-Making Stars Poll.
- He opened a restaurant in the year 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, named Burt & Jacks, which he co-owned with Jack Jackson.
- He co-owned a NASCAR Winston Cup Series team with Hal Needham, which ran the No. 33 Skoal Bandit car with driver Harry Gant.
- He was very fond of swimming.
- In the year 1981, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Florida State University.
- Burt filed for bankruptcy, due in part to an extravagant lifestyle in the year 1996.
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