Born: 11th February 1936, Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Died: 6th September 2018, Jupiter, Florida, U.S.
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965), Hawk (1966), and Dan August (1970–1971).
His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of subsequent box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).
After a few box office failures, Reynolds returned to television, starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997).
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Burt Reynolds in the parody "The Longest Yardbird" (Original title: The Longest Yard), by Arnie Kogen and Angelo Torres for MAD #176
Burt Reynolds in the MAD article "When You Go To The Movies You Can Be Sure of Seeing..." by Larry Siegel for MAD #241
Burt Reynolds in the MAD article "Academy Awards For Movie Audience Members" by Sam Viviano and Mike Snider for MAD #287
Burt Reynolds in the MAD article "The ABC Misery Movie" by Dick DeBartolo and Angelo Torres for MAD #290