Burt Reynolds, one of the last of Hollywood’s “silver age” movie stars died Thursday, September 6 at the age of 82. Cause of death: heart attack.
Reynold’s greatest fame occurred in the 1970’s with Deliverance (1972) and Smoky and the Bandit (1977.) He received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in Boogie Nights (1997) as well as an Oscar nomination. He would also win an Emmy award for Evening Shade.
(Above photos from “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights”.)
Reynolds continued acting to the very end, appearing in “Defining Moments” (2018, posthumous release.)
Known best as a quirky comedienne, she appeared in A Thousand Clowns (1965), Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1967), Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me? (1971, Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Nashville (1975) and Freaky Friday (1976.) Her last film was Grosse Point Blank (1997.)
Harris won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for “The Apple Tree” (1966.)
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