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He died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida.
Burt Reynolds, Screen Legend, Dies at 82
Burt Reynolds, charismatic star of 1970s blockbusters, dies at 82
Aww, sad. He was quite the sex symbol in his day. Seemed like a nice guy with a good sense of humor.
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Burt Reynolds, Star of ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ Dies at 82
RIP Burt. Thanks for all the laughs over the years.
Banjo music...Chatooga River...yellow life jacket...canoe...bow and arrow...toothless grin
He was such a great actor . He was so funny. I think he was underrated . RIP Burt!
Reynolds was such a pill. Tres chic yet a hayseed country Jake at the same time. Hot bold glance, work-thickened shoulders. And sometimes a little too preoccupied with his own broadness. But withal a great actor and fine Southern gentleman. We'll miss you Burt.
I'll never forget that centerfold in Cosmo. RIP gorgeous; a true legend.
RIP Burt. You made me laugh so many times.
RIP Burt. You were truly one of a kind; a great act0r and a great gentleman. We will all miss you and you will always be remembered, not just by me, but by many, many people. Thanks for giving so much of yourself. Katt
Reynolds told The Daily Beast in 2016 that he worried he had made a mistake posing for Cosmo: "I thought I’d made a horrible mistake and I wished I hadn’t done it!” he said. "A lot of people took it in the spirit that it was meant. They saw that I was smiling and it was meant to be a Playboy takeoff. I had fun, but as I remember the only way I could do it was I had to have a few toddies before… quite a few, in fact. It took a few hours and then I kind of wobbled home. I wobbled in there and I wobbled out, and hoped for the best."
Drink Under This Burt Reynolds Centerfold In Brooklyn Tonight
The centerfold established Reynolds as a sex symbol — and played as crucial a role in launching him to stardom as his performance in Deliverance. And at the time, Reynolds wasn’t ashamed of it — at least not totally. “What the hell, it’s intended as a put-down of Playboy, which I hate,” he told a young Roger Ebert. “They ought to sell it with raincoats.” He agreed to the shoot in part because he didn’t have any publicity stills: “So what can I lose?” he thought, “If something comes out good, I can always crop it, right?"
The shoot took place at a famous Italian photographer’s studio, and when he arrived, it was freezing — “so if they want pictures of my thing, it’s a bad day” — but they put him on the rug and gave him some booze and a Saint Bernard. “The guy’s shooting away, and after a while it begins to seem like fun,” Reynolds continued. “Oh, well. As long as you’re reliving each moment to the fullest, what the hell difference does it make? They showed me the photographs, and I chose the one they’re going to use. It doesn’t show anything, just a little pubic hair.”