Burt Reynolds is an actor, stuntman and director born in Michigan, in Lansing, on February 11, 1936. His father, Douglas Burton Reynolds, is Irish and Cherokee. His mother, Fern Miller, is Italian. Burt also has a sister. The family moved to Fort Leonard Wood before settling in Riviera Beach, Florida. Burt Reynolds’ father was a police chief. Burt played soccer, for which he showed real talent. But an injury during the first game of the season and a car accident stopped his ambitions of becoming a professional football player.
He continued his studies in Palm Beach where he was discovered to be a talented actor. He played a role in the play Outward Bound in 1956, which earned him an award. He continued his training in New York, in a drama school. He got his first roles in television shows, in Riverboat and the Brannagan Brothers. After the shooting of his first film, Angel Baby, he followed the advice of Clint Eastwood and turned to spaghetti westerns, comedies and television shows (Run after me Sheriff, You can’t handle it Sheriff!, Guns!, The Miami Vigilante, Malone …). Nominated for the Oscars, he won a Grammy Award in 1974 and the Taurus World Stunt Award in 2007, for his entire career.
On the private side, Burt Reynolds married in 1963 to the actress Judy Carne but they divorced two years later. He then married in 1988 the actress Loni Anderson. They adopted a boy, Quinton Anderson Reynolds, born in 1988. But the couple separates after six years of marriage. On September 6, 2018, the actor died at the age of 82 years.
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