Sad day from Hollywood….Burt Reynolds is struggling.
the 79-year-old actor recently stepped out in public which drew speculation about his health. He appeared fragile and walked with a cane.
I guess it’s no great shock: Reynolds mostly did his own stunt work in the decades of film he starred in, and has struggled with addiction over the years.
It’s just hard for many of us to see him outside of his Smokey and Bandit character that we remember him for.
Some facts about the great Burt Reynolds:
– He was the first male naked centerfold in Cosmopolitan Magazine. It was so sensational that it changed the era of women’s magazine’s and spawned Playgirl Magazine.
– Burt stood in for Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show on NBC.
– He won 2 Golden Globes: one of them for Boogie Nights.
– Burt dated many a Hollwood starlet, inlcuding: Lucie Arnaz, Tammy Wynette, and Sally Field. He also turned heads when he dated Dinah Shore, who was 20 years older than Burt. Reynolds was married to Loni Anderson from 1988-1993.
Don’t give up on our boy….he’s fighting to stay strong and healthy…. and we will always have memories of the great icon in my minds and on our tv screens.