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Burt Reynolds Dead at 82

Iconic star died at Florida medical center Thursday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2018 2:18 PM CDT
In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Burt Reynolds appears at the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con in Chicago.   (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Burt Reynolds, the iconic mustachioed star who received an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe for his role in Boogie Nights, has died at 82. Reynolds, who also starred in such hits as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, and The Cannonball Run, died at a Florida medical center Thursday morning, his manager confirms to the Hollywood Reporter. Reynolds, who was raised in Florida, was also a TV star and won an Emmy for Evening Shade in 1991; he was also the first non-comedian to guest host for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. Each year from 1978 through 1982, he was the top-grossing star in Hollywood, the longest stretch of anyone since Bing Crosby in the 1940s. (Read more Burt Reynolds stories.)

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