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Burt Reynolds through the years

Burt Reynolds, who starred in films including "Deliverance," "Boogie Nights" and the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies, as well as TV's "Gunsmoke, died at age 82 on Sept. 6.

Burt Reynolds in London against a backdrop of the House of Parliament on Sept. 27, 1972.

Burt Reynolds in "The Longest Yard" (1974).

Burt Reynolds during an interview on the set of "Smokey and the Bandit" on Sept. 23, 1976.


Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977).

From left, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jerry Reed in the 1977 film "Smokey and the Bandit."

Burt Reynolds pinches comedian Dom DeLuise during a roast of Reynolds in Atlanta on Dec. 2, 1977.

Burt Reynolds polishes his Hollywood Walk of Fame star, unveiled in Los Angeles on March 15, 1978.

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field attend the off-Broadway play "Buried Child'" in New York City on Dec. 23, 1978.

Burt Reynolds as Bandit and Sally Field as Carrie in the 1980 action romance "Smokey and the Bandit II."

Burt Reynolds in 1980.

President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan are surrounded by Hollywood friends on Dec. 1, 1985 in Burbank, Calif., after the taping of a CBS-TV special honoring the president titled "All-Star Party For Dutch Reagan." Seated, from left: Maureen Reagan, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, their son Michael Reagan. Standing, from left: Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Eydie Gorme, Vin Scully, Steve Lawrence and Paul Keys.

Burt Reynolds with actress Loni Anderson (whom he would later marry, in 1988) at a luncheon in Hollywood on March 27, 1987. They divorced in 1994.

Burt Reynolds in an undated photo.

Burt Reynolds and cast mates in the 1997 film "Boogie Nights." From left: Jack Wallace, Ricky Jay, Nicole Ari Parker, Reynolds, William H. Macy, Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

From left, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds and Adam Sandler in the 2005 remake of "The Longest Yard."

Ariel Winter and Burt Reynolds in the 2017 movie "The Last Movie Star."