Lots of actors give music a shot. Donald Glover's career as Childish Gambino is as remarkable as his work on Atlanta, and Bruce Willis had that period in the '80s when he desperately wanted everyone to think he was a blues singer.
Burt Reynolds' brief foray into the musical arts probably veers more toward the latter camp. Reynolds rarely showed off LP pipes, and when he did, it didn't go all that well. Inhe starred with Dolly Parton in the film version of the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texasand about a decade later, he released his only album, a collection of country music tunes called Ask Me What I Am.
That's the long and short of Reynolds' music career. Reynolds' divorce settlement with Loni Anderson was a near-death blow to the bank of Burt. His movies weren't the hits they once were and the taint of the divorce lost him his endorsements with Quaker State and the Florida Citrus Commission.
At least he still had Evening Shade One of the last big rough-and-tumble Burt Reynolds movies was the crime dramedy City Heat. That's to be expected, considering the star endured a serious accident and injured his jaw while filming. According to the Orlando Sentinelthe pain was so intense that Reynolds began taking the then-popular sleep aid Halcion. He got addicted 8 To 5 I Lose - Various - The Soundtrack Music From Burt Reynolds Sharkys Machine (Vinyl the medicine and grappled with that dependency for years, downing as many as 50 pills a day.
At one point he tried to quit cold turkey, but his body couldn't handle the shock, and he fell into a coma. Reynolds told TV Guide via the Orlando Sentinel that he had an "out-of-body experience," heard a doctor say "we're losing him," and remembers then-wife Loni Anderson being brought in to say her final farewell, but Reynolds pulled through, regained his health, and squelched rumors that his addiction-related weight loss was due to AIDS.
Burt Reynolds worked almost right up until the end of his long life. He'd acted in a whopping 22 projects sincean impressive agenda for any actor, let alone a guy in his seventies and eighties. In addition to roles on TV shows such as American Dad! It metabolizes quickly, within four to six hours, and, unlike other insomnia drugs, does not usually result in daytime drowsiness.
At the time, Halcion was the most widely used sleep medication and 8 To 5 I Lose - Various - The Soundtrack Music From Burt Reynolds Sharkys Machine (Vinyl the most controversial drugs in use. It was even banned in the United Kingdom in October Reynolds spoke about how he nearly died and how the coma ended his addiction in his memoir, But Enough About Me.
He underwent back surgery years later in May which led to his prescription pill dependency, according to his manager. Burt Reynolds has cultivated the image of being a man's man, with a film career so diverse and Album) that even animated super spies look up to him as a symbol of virility and action.
Part of the reason he's so revered as a legend is because of his commitment to his craft, which sometimes included doing his own stunts. Nowhere was this clearer than in his performance in the thriller Deliveranceand Reynolds' biggest impersonator, Norm MacDonald, recounted an interesting story that involved a waterfall, some rough rapids, and total nudity.
Burt Reynolds apparently used to do his own stunts, and a scene calling for a ride over a waterfall in Deliverance put him at odds with director John Frankenheimer.
The argument for Reynolds to do the stunt was recounted by MacDonald during his interview on The Howard Stern Showand the basic gist involves Reynolds' ego not allowing a stuntman or a dummy to take his place on the 25 ft. The back and forth between director and actor was recounted as follows:. We need 8 To 5 I Lose - Various - The Soundtrack Music From Burt Reynolds Sharkys Machine (Vinyl stunt man. With an actual waterfall in play, and the young Burt Reynolds still in the thick of his career, you can pretty much feel how nervous John Frankenheimer was to use one of Hollywood's bigger stars in such a harrowing stunt.
Instead of engaging in a fiery, romantic relationship, Parton insisted they "were kind of like brother and sister. In the movie, not in real life.
The very first woman who stole Burt Reynolds' heart — and the woman with whom he shared his first kiss — was his high school girlfriend, Ann Lawlor Scurry. She famously showed up to the book signing for his memoir, But Enough About Meinand planted a big wet one on his cheek, according to a photo shared by Today. Scurry spoke to the National Enquirer following Reynolds' death.
She said they "went to lunch together regularly" prior to his passing, and she also let the world in on a huge secret: The electrifying entertainer, who was well-known for always having a stunning woman on his arm, was desperately lonely during his final years. Leading up to the Gunsmoke star's death, he had battled an array of health issues.
He had become very frail," she said. He would later live there with his then-wife, actress Loni Anderson. According to the tab, he put the waterfront home on the market in and wound up selling it that year to his friend and neighbor, Charles Modica. But there was one condition: Modica allowed Reynolds to continue living in the home until he passed away.
Modica reportedly charged Reynolds "pennies in rent" because he knew the actor's finances were in shambles, and he didn't want the movie star to go through a distressing move. That's what friends are for. Long after Burt Reynold's death, there seems to be a never-ending supply of stories about him and his LP. Take this allegation from Radar Onlinefor example.
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