Burt Reynolds Dies At 82, Rest In Tweet
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was an actor’s actor who dominated film and television, winning Golden Globes and Emmy’s. Burt died from cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital and has been suffering with heart problems for the last 2 years.
Burt Reynolds often told me how much he loved my father. One night at dinner, he admitted that in his early days he tried to imitate Brando, but later he figured that if he could just be as funny as Jack Cassidy, he might have broader appeal. What an understatement. RIP Burt.
— Shaun Cassidy (@shaunpcassidy) September 7, 2018
Fair you well Burt Reynolds no one had more fun & made it fun for everybody else…Rest In Peace old friend. condolences to the family and everyone who loved him..❤️
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor – check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 6, 2018
— angie everhart (@angieeverhart) September 7, 2018
Burt Reynolds was hip, cool, and ceaselessly sexy. When he posed for this shot for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1972, it wasn't some cheap PR stunt. It was a wry commentary on the emerging sexual revolution. Farewell, Burt Reynolds. Thank you for the wonderful fun memories. pic.twitter.com/70odMsPSUL
— Marlo Thomas (@MarloThomas) September 6, 2018
NEW: Burt Reynolds hated that nude bear rug photo everyone keeps sharing https://t.co/eDFak5JXTp
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 6, 2018
Reynolds got a football scholarship playing halfback at FSU for the Seminoles and showed promise, but a knee injury in the 1st game of his 2nd season followed by another knee injury and then a car accident where he lost his spleen, ended any chance of being an NFL star, but eventually led to him becoming him a movie star.
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018
At His Best, Burt Reynolds Was a Great Actor, But He Was Also a Movie Star Who Refused to Take Stardom Seriously https://t.co/eFAGyG0zjY
— Variety (@Variety) September 6, 2018
1936-2018: Actor Burt Reynolds, who became a leading man in Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s with unforgettable roles like “Smokey and the Bandit” and later earned an Oscar nomination for “Boogie Nights,” has died at the age of 82. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/9f0AsNpf7J pic.twitter.com/Fs2bPqAEDr
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) September 7, 2018
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Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP pic.twitter.com/w8FlIShmIR
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 6, 2018
I never met Burt Reynolds, but I really wanted to. #BurtReynoldsStories
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) September 7, 2018
A legend has left the building…Rest in Tweet…