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Friday, September 7, 2018

Remembering Burt Reynolds 1936 - 2018

Actor Burt Reynolds, who died Thursday at age 82, received a 1998 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Boogie Nights as well as an Academy Award nomination for his performance. He also won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the 1990-94 CBS sitcom, Evening Shade. And in 1978, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Reynolds was married twice - to actress Judy Carne (1963-65) and to actress Loni Anderson (1988-93). He also had relationships with singer Dinah Shore (1971-75) and actress Sally Field (1977-82).

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate his life and career.

Reynolds had his first TV series role as boat pilot Ben Frazer in NBC's Riverboat (1959-61), but he left the show in 1960 due to a conflict with star Darren McGavin.

Reynolds made his film debut in the 1961 drama, Angel Baby, starring George Hamilton, Mercedes McCambridge, Salome Jens and Joan Blondell.

Reynolds played "halfbreed" blacksmith Quint Asper on CBS's Gunsmoke for three seasons (1962-65).

Reynolds starred as police lieutenant John Hawk in the 1966 ABC series, Hawk.

Reynolds appeared on ABC's The Dating Game in 1967.

On April 27, 1970, Reynolds appeared on the syndicated game show, The Game Game, with Doug McClure and Jessica Walter.

Reynolds received his first Golden Globe nomination as Best TV Actor in a Drama for the 1970-71 ABC series, Dan August.

On December 7, 1971, Reynolds was a guest on ABC's The Dick Cavett Show with Carroll O'Connor and Carol Burnett.

Reynolds was a guest on CBS's The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour on February 14, 1972.

Reynolds starred in the 1972 film, Deliverance, with Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox.

Reynolds made a cameo appearance on the CBS game show, Match Game, on June 13, 1974.

Reynolds received his second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for 1974's The Longest Yard.

Reynolds was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on September 26, 1974.

Reynolds starred in Peter Bogdanovich's 1975 film, At Long Last Love, with Cybill Shepherd and Madeline Kahn.

Reynolds starred in the 1977 comedy, Smokey and the Bandit, and the 1980 sequel, Smokey and the Bandit II (he also made a cameo in 1983's Smokey and the Bandit Part 3).

Reynolds starred in the 1977 comedy, Semi-Tough, with Kris Kristofferson and Jill Clayburgh.

Reynolds directed and starred in the 1978 black comedy, The End, with Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy and Kristy McNichol.

Reynolds promoted his film, Hooper, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on August 2, 1978.

On September 25, 1978, Reynolds appeared on The Tonight Show with guest host Steve Martin.

Reynolds received his third Golden Globe nomination for the 1979 comedy, Starting Over, co-starring Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen.

Reynolds was interviewed on The Barbara Walters Special on December 2, 1980.

Reynolds starred in the 1981 comedy, The Cannonball Run, and the 1984 sequel, Cannonball Run II.

Reynolds was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on February 11, 1982.

Reynolds and Dolly Parton promoted their film, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, in a syndicated TV special, The Best Little Special in Texas, on August 16, 1982.

Reynolds starred opposite Goldie Hawn in the 1982 romantic comedy, Best Friends.

Reynolds starred in Blake Edwards' 1983 comedy, The Man Who Loved Women, with Julie Andrews, Kim Basinger and Marilu Henner.

Reynolds promoted his film, City Heat, on Late Night with David Letterman on December 11, 1984.

Reynolds was a guest on Dolly Parton's ABC variety show, Dolly, on October 4, 1987.

Reynolds starred opposite Liza Minnelli in the 1987 film, Rent-a-Cop.

Reynolds and Bert Convy created the 1987-90 game show, Win, Lose or Draw, which aired on NBC and in syndication. Below is a 1988 syndicated episode with host Convy and celebrity guests Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Michele Lee and Alan Thicke.

Reynolds starred in the 1989-90 ABC detective drama, B.L. Stryker, with Ossie Davis and Rita Moreno.

Reynolds won his first Golden Globe Award for CBS's Evening Shade on January 18, 1992.

Reynolds was a guest on The Rosie O'Donnell Show on November 14, 1996.

Reynolds was interviewed on the BBC series, Ruby Wax Meets..., on March 3, 1996.

Reynolds won his second Golden Globe Award for Boogie Nights on January 18, 1998.

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