In recent years, Reynolds also battled his health; he was injured while filming City Heat, underwent back surgery in 2009 and a quintuple heart bypass in 2010.
Reynolds was a beloved movie and television star, appearing in classics such as Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and The Cannonball Run. The musician says that Reynolds greeted him with his giant trademark smile and said, "You made my day".
He is survived by adopted son Quinton from his second marriage.
Smokey and the Bandit opened the same year Star Wars hit theaters.
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Reynolds released his memoir, But Enough About Me in 2015 and spoke candidly with ET about his decades-long life in the spotlight.
Born in southern Georgia, Reynolds and his family moved to MI and eventually to southeastern Florida, according to his profile on the website of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame, in which he was inducted in 1993.
At times struggling to walk, Reynolds was given a chair on the celebrity walkway so he could speak to a limited number of reporters about his film "Dog Years".
After appearing in several plays, Reynolds began booking TV roles, and soon broke through with his role in the 1972 thriller "Deliverance". In fact, the role of the former Astronaut in Terms of Endearment was specifically written for Reynolds but he passed it over to do the race vehicle film, Stroker Ace.
College football commentator Lee Corso has been known to joke about the fact that he and Reynolds were roommates at Florida State. After marrying television actress Loni Anderson, Reynolds made a decision to produce and star in the sitcom Evening Shade, which ran on CBS from 1990-94. The movie won Reynolds a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His scholarship to the Hyde Park Playhouse in NY provided Reynolds valuable mentorship and the platform for what was to become a successful film career. However, it's the roles that Burt Reynolds turned down during the height of his fame that might be more noteworthy.