With close to 300 TV shows and more than 60 movies to his credit, actor Burt Reynolds is a legend in his time. A Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, Reynpolds had recieved the People's Choice Award for best all-around movie actor a record six times in a row. Here, Reynolds reflects as he sits in his villa in Jupiter, Fla., Nov.12, 1980.
"Saturday Night Live" guest host actor Burt Reynolds, center, clowns with SNL cast members Gilda Radner, left, and Laraine Newman during a break in rehearsals for the show in New York City, Friday afternoon, April 11, 1980.
Reynolds speaks to audience after receiving honorary "Doctor of Humane Letters" degreee from Florida State University at Tallahassee, Fla., Jan.15, 1980. Seated in front row, right are, Florida Gov. Bob Graham, and Lt. Gov.Wayne Mixson, second from right, partly obscured by Reynolds.
Reynolds and then wife Loni Anderson, walk past photographers as they arrive for the 44th Annual Emmy Awards Sunday evening in Pasadena, Calif., Aug. 30, 1992.
Reynolds hugs actress Demi Moore at the premiere of "Striptease," at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York Sunday, June 23, 1996. Moore's daughter Rumer is at left.
Reynolds gets an approving hug on Aug. 20, 1993, from Jacob Parker, 8, as Reynolds was about to sign a petition enlisting support of the entertainment industry to request the Academy of Televsion Arts and Sciences to include a Youth Emmy Category for actors up to age 18.
Reynolds stops to talk to media after leaving the Claude D. Pepper Federal Building in Miami, Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997. Reynolds gave sworn deposition before creditors and a government lawyer overseeing the actor's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Reynolds displays his Supporting Actor of The Year award presented him during the 24th Annual ShoWest Awards ceremony, Thursday night, March 12, 1998, in Las Vegas. Reynolds won for his work in the movie, "Boogie Nights," a role that also netted him an Oscar nomination.
Actor Burt Reynolds attends the 4th Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards at Paramount Pictures Sunday, May 16, 2004 in Los Angeles California
Actor Burt Reynolds talks about Ossie Davis's life during Davis' funeral at Riverside Church in New York, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. Davis, the actor distinguished for roles dealing with racial injustice on stage, screen and in real life, was found dead Feb. 4, 2005.