Actor Burt Reynolds dead

Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit in the 1970s and '80s, died on Thursday age of 82, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing his manager.

By Reuters
  • Published 7.09.18
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Burt Reynolds

Los Angeles: Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in films such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit in the 1970s and '80s, died on Thursday age of 82, The Hollywood Reporter said, citing his manager.

At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most bankable actors in the film industry, reeling off a series of box office smashes until a career downturn in the mid-1980s. He rebounded in 1997 with a nomination for a best supporting actor Academy Award for Boogie Nights.

With his trademark moustache, he was a leading male sex symbol of the 1970s. He appeared naked - reclining on a bearskin rug - in a centrefold in the women's magazine Cosmopolitan in 1972.