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Burt Reynolds, Acting Legend and ‘Boogie Nights’ Oscar Nominee, Dies at 82

The movie legend's career spanned six decades.

Burt Reynolds in “Boogie Nights”


Burt Reynolds, the acting legend whose career spanned six decades, has died at age 82. The actor passed away on the morning of September 6 at Jupiter Medical in Florida, according to his manager Erik Kritzer.

Throughout his career, Reynolds became a box office sensation with roles in “The Longest Yard,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Cannonball Run,” and “Deliverance.” The actor’s career started on television with roles in “Gunsmoke” and “Dan August.” Reynolds won two Emmys for the series “Evening Shade” and was nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.”

Just last year, Reynolds earned critical acclaim for his comeback performance in the indie film “The Last Movie Star.” The actor recently joined Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in the role of George Spahn, the owner of the farm used by the Manson family cult.

Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton.

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