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Burt Reynolds has died at age 82 Reynolds, king of the box office in the 70s, died today in Florida at the age of 82.

During his hey-day in the 70s and early 80s when he starred in a string of popular movies including Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, The End, The Cannonball Run, Semi-Tough, The Longest Yard and scored in acclaimed dramas like Deliverance and Starting Over, there was no bigger star in the world – and none sexier!

He was also involved in long-term relationships with Dinah Shore then Sally Field in the 70s and dated Tammy Wynette and Chris Evert for a time.

But by the time of 1982′s Stroker Ace, Burt’s box office appeal began to wane and he had a string of bombs. Married by this time to Loni Anderson, he found more success in television first as B.L. Stryker on ABC then as the star of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade for which he won an Emmy.

But when he split from Anderson, it was ugly and Burt came off very badly in the publicity war between the two.

Another comeback was needed and he found it in his Golden Globe winning performance in 1997′s Boogie Nights which also earned Burt his first Academy Award nomination.

Reynolds continued to work a lot in projects both big and small, good and bad. Among the standouts were Mystery, Alaska and Without a Paddle. I also thought he was a hoot as Boss Hogg in the 2005 feature film version of The Dukes of Hazzard.

“If I had to put only one of my movies in a time capsule, it would be Deliverance,” Reynolds wrote in his 2015 memoir. “I don’t know if it’s the best acting I’ve done, but it’s the best movie I’ve ever been in. It proved I could act, not only to the public but me.”

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  1. I remember being 7 yrs old and watching him on a show called Hawk. There was something about his masculinity that excited me. I also thought that he had a nice butt whenever he had to chase a suspect.

  2. The centerfold was a defining image for me at age 14.

  3. May Burt R. RIP!!!! He was a pretty all-around GUY, who I don’t think was NOT PERFECT and made mistakes (who would leave Sally Fields and Loni Anderson) but he was comfortable being ‘Burt Reynolds’ and before there was the ‘Oily Bo-Hunks’ of today (The Ryan Reynolds (no relations, I think but would be cool because Ryan is so HOT, FUN and HOT), Brad Pitt (Brad, You and Angie are possibly THE HOTTEST HUMAN BEINGS EVER TO BE PUT ON THIS EARTH!!! GET YOUR LIFE AND GET BACK WITH THAT WOMAN, SHE HAD AND HAS YOUR BABIES……….BELIEVE YOU ME BRAD, IF I COULD GIVE YOU BABIES I WOULD) there was Burt R. who inspired, mesmerized, captivated and inspired people to be ‘loose’, ‘fun’, ‘engaging’ and ‘open’. His Playgirl spread was “MORE THAN ENOUGH” to sell and tell me FOREVER THAT YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MEN TO BE BORN !!!!!!!!!!! I can’t leave out his ‘guest star’ on Golden Girls (One of many of my FAVORITE SHOWS). Burt thanks for being YOU and being YOU was more than enough for all of us fans that knew YOU weren’t just ‘good looking’ but you were a great actor, humanitarian and just a good human being. You will be missed and you were LOVED, I hope and pray you are resting in PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sorry, it was Cosmo not Playgirl !!!! Damn, You know the ‘HORNY’ sluts in your life right? Well, that would be ME (the friend YOU like and Love but is really an insatiable SLUT with no shame) because this entire time I always thought it was Playgirl that I saw Burt laying in ‘da’ buff’ and looking like a SNACK but Burt probably had ‘TOO MUCH CLASS’ to be all up and through Playgirl. I’m pretty sure if they approached him he would have said “NO”. You know if I was looking as HOT as Burt did, I would have done Playgirl, Playboy, Inches, Latin Inches, Black Inches and anyone who would have me…………….. Burt was a GOD and no disrespect to our LORD & SAVIOR

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