BURT REYNOLDS AUTOGRAPHED SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT LP ALBUM. Original soundtrack LP album signed by Burt Reynolds at a convention in Philadelphia, PA on May 9, 2015. I will provide my COA and photo – I only got to meet him once, he looked very frail at that show. Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director and producer. He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke. (1966), and Dan August. His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. Reynolds played the leading role in a number of subsequent box office. Hits, such as The Longest Yard. (1974), Smokey and the Bandit. (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II. (1980), The Cannonball Run. (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. For his performance in Boogie Nights. Was the son of Harriette Fernette “Fern” (née Miller; 19021992) and Burton Milo Reynolds (19062002). He had Dutch, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and also claimed Cherokee. Roots through his father. During his career, he often claimed to have been born in Waycross, Georgia. Although he said in 2015 he was actually born in Lansing, Michigan. He was born on February 11, 1936. And in his autobiography stated that Lansing is where his family lived when his father was drafted. Into the United States Army. He, his mother, and his sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. And lived there for two years. When his father was sent to Europe, the family moved to Lake City, Michigan. Where his mother had been raised. In 1946, the family moved to Riviera Beach, Florida. His father eventually became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach, which is adjacent to the north end of West Palm Beach, Florida. During 10th grade at Palm Beach High School. Reynolds was named First Team All State and All Southern. And received multiple scholarship offers. After graduating from Palm Beach High School, he attended Florida State University. Scholarship and played halfback. While at Florida State, he roomed with college football broadcaster and analyst Lee Corso. And also became a brother of the Phi Delta Theta. He had hoped to be named to All-American. Teams and have a career in professional football; however, he injured his knee in the first game of his sophomore season, and later that year lost his spleen and injured his other knee in a bad car accident. These injuries hampered his abilities on the field, and after being beaten in coverage for the game-winning touchdown in a 7-0 loss to North Carolina State on October 12, 1957, he decided to give up football. Ending his college football career, Reynolds thought of becoming a police officer; however, his father suggested he finish college and become a parole officer. To keep up with his studies, he began taking classes at Palm Beach Junior College. (PBJC) in neighboring Lake Park. In his first term at PBJC, he was in an English class taught by Watson B. Duncan pushed him into trying out for a play he was producing, Outward Bound. He cast him in the lead role based on having heard him read Shakespeare in class, leading to his winning the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for his performance. In his autobiography, he referred to Duncan as his mentor and the most influential person in his life. Reynolds with the Citrus Queen at Garnet and Gold Football Game, Florida State University, 1963. The Florida State Drama Award included a scholarship to the Hyde Park Playhouse, a summer stock theatre. In Hyde Park, New York. Reynolds saw the opportunity as an agreeable alternative to more physically demanding summer jobs, but did not yet see acting as a possible career. While working there, Reynolds met Joanne Woodward. Who helped him find an agent, and was cast in Tea and Sympathy. At the Neighborhood Playhouse. In New York City. After his Broadway debut in Look, We’ve Come Through , he received favorable reviews for his performance and went on tour with the cast, driving the bus as well as appearing on stage. After a botched improvisation in acting class, Reynolds briefly considered returning to Florida, but soon gained a part in a revival of Mister Roberts. In which Charlton Heston. Played the starring role. After the play closed, the director, John Forsythe. Arranged a film audition with Joshua Logan. The film was Sayonara. Reynolds was told he could not be in the film because he looked too much like Marlon Brando. Logan advised Reynolds to go to Hollywood. Although Reynolds did not feel confident enough to do so. At the Roseland Ballroom. Reynolds wrote that, while working as a dockworker. Early television and Riverboat. Reynolds and Loni Anderson at the 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards. He began acting on television in the late 1950s, guest starring on shows like Flight. Reynolds’ first big break came when he was cast alongside Darren McGavin. In the lead of the TV series Riverboat. (195961), playing Ben Frazer. According to a contemporary report Reynolds was considered a double for Marlon Brando. The show went for two seasons but Reynolds quit after only 20 episodes, claiming he did not get along with McGavin or the executive producer, and that he had “a stupid part”. As he put it, “I played heavies in every series in town”. Appearing in episodes of Playhouse 90. And The Brothers Brannagan. Reynolds made his film debut in the low budget Angel Baby. He followed it with a role in a war film, Armored Command. “It was the one picture that Howard Keel didn’t sing on, ” reminisced Reynolds later. That was a terrible mistake. But it only lasted five performances. Reynolds continued to guest star on shows such as Naked City. And The Twilight Zone. He later said “I learned more about my craft” in these guest shots than I did standing around and looking virile on Riverboat. In 1962 Dennis Weaver wanted to leave the cast of Gunsmoke. One of the top rated shows in the country. The producers developed a new character, “halfbreed” blacksmith Quint Asper: Reynolds was cast, beating over 300 other contenders. Reynolds announced he would stay on the show until it ends. I think it’s a terrible mistake for an actor to leave a series in the middle of it. Reynolds wound up leaving Gunsmoke in 1965. He was cast in his first lead in a feature, the low budget action film Operation CIA. He guest starred on Flipper. And 12 O’Clock High. Hawk and leading roles in films. Reynolds was given the title role in a TV series, Hawk. (196667), playing Native American detective John Hawk. It ran for 17 episodes before being cancelled. He played another Native American in the spaghetti western. (1966) shot in Spain. “It wasn’t my favorite picture, ” he said later. I had two expressions – mad and madder. He guest starred on Gentle Ben. And made a pilot for a TV series, Lassiter , that was not picked up. Reynolds then made a series of films in quick succession. (1968), shot in Mexico, was directed by Sam Fuller. Who removed his name from it after which its release was held up a number of years. Which he described as “the best thing I’ve ever done, “. Was not released for a number of years, and the director Judd Taylor took his name off. (1969), was a war movie shot in the Philippines. He played the title role Sam Whiskey. (1969) which he later claimed was way ahead of its time. I was playing light comedy and nobody cared. He supported Jim Brown and Raquel Welch. In a Western, 100 Rifles. (1969), later saying I spent the entire time refereeing fights between Jim Brown and Raquel Welch. Then Reynolds was in Skullduggery. (1970), shot in Jamaica; the director was fired on the first day of filming and replaced by Gordon Douglas. While making these films, Reynolds had been offered a lead role in MASH. (1970), but turned it down after they told me the other two leads would be Barbra Streisand’s husband. And that tall, skinny guy who was in The Dirty Dozen. Played the role instead. Reynolds joked that he went on to those wonderful forgettable pictures I kept making until I suddenly realized I was as hot as Leo Gorcey. Reynolds was in two TV films Hunters Are for Killing. (1970) and Run, Simon, Run. In Hunters his character was originally a Native American, but Reynolds requested this element be changed, feeling he had played it too many times already and it was not needed for the character. Reynolds played the title character in police drama Dan August. (197071), produced by Quinn Martin. Asked Reynolds to play James Bond. But he turned that role down, saying An American can’t play James Bond. It just can’t be done. Following the series’ cancellation, Reynolds did his first stage play in six years, a production of The Tender Trap. At Arlington Park Theatre. He was offered other TV pilots but was reluctant to play a detective again. Around this time he was also offered his own talk show – he had become well known as an entertaining talk show guest, and had guest hosted on the Tonight Show. However he wanted to keep on as an actor. Deliverance and the centrefold. Reynolds had his breakout role in Deliverance. Directed by John Boorman. “It’s the first time I haven’t had a script with Paul Newman’s and Robert Redford’s fingerprints all over it, ” he joked. The producers actually came to me first. “I’ve waited 15 years to do a really good movie, ” he said in 1972. I made so many bad pictures. I was never able to turn anyone down. The greatest curse in Hollywood is to be a well known unknown. Reynolds also gained notoriety around this time when he began a well publicised relationship with Dinah Shore. And after he posed naked in the April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan. Reynolds said he did it for a kick. I have a strange sense of humor and because he knew he had Deliverance coming out. Deliverance was a huge commercial and critical success and, along with the talk show appearances, helped establish Reynolds as a star. He was then in Fuzz. (1972), reuniting him with Welch, and made a cameo in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). Reynolds played the title role in Shamus. (1973), a modern day private eye, which was a solid box office success. Reynolds described it as not a bad film, kind of cute. He was in The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. (1973) co-starring Sarah Miles. The film is best remembered for the scandal during filming where Miles’ lover committed suicide; it was a minor hit. Another career turning moment in Reynolds’ career came when he made the light-hearted car chase film, White Lightning. Reynolds later called it the beginning of a whole series of films made in the South, about the South and for the South… You could make back the cost of the negative just in Memphis alone. Anything outside of that was just gravy. Car chase films would be Reynolds’ most profitable genre. At the end of 1973 Reynolds was voted into the list of the ten most popular box office stars in the US, at number four. He would stay on that list until 1984. He made a sports comedy with Robert Aldrich. (1974) which was popular. Aldrich later said I think that on occasion he’s a much better actor than he’s given credit for. Not always: sometimes he acts like a caricature of himself. Reynolds then appeared in two big budget fiascos: At Long Last Love. (1975), a musical for Peter Bogdanovich. (1975) with Gene Hackman. More popular was another light hearted car chase film, W. And the Dixie Dancekings. (1975), and a tough cop drama with Aldrich, Hustle. He did a cameo for Mel Brooks. Reynolds made his directorial debut in 1976 with Gator. The sequel to White Lightning. “I waited 20 years to do it and I enjoyed it more than anything I’ve ever done in this business, ” he said after filming. And I happen to think it’s what I do best. He was reunited with Bogdanovich for the screwball comedy Nickleodeon. (1976), which was a commercial disappointment. Aldrich later commented, Bogdanovich can get him to do the telephone book! Anybody else has to persuade him to do something. He’s fascinated by Bogdanovich. I can’t understand it. Smokey and the Bandit and career peak. Reynolds had the biggest hit of his career to date with a car chase film Smokey and the Bandit. (1977), directed by Hal Needham. And co-starring Jackie Gleason and Sally Field. He followed it with a comedy about football players, Semi-Tough. (1977), co-starring Jill Clayburgh. And produced by David Merrick. He then made his second film as director The End. (1978), a black comedy, playing a role originally written for Woody Allen. More popular was a car comedy he made with Needham and Field, Hooper. (1978), where he played a stuntman. Reynolds tried a change of pace with Starting Over. (1979), a romantic comedy co-staring Clayburgh and Candice Bergen. It was co-written and produced by James L. He played a jewel thief in Rough Cut. (1980) produced by Merrick, who fired and then rehired director Don Siegel. Reynolds had two huge hits with car films directed by Needham, Smokey and the Bandit II. (1980) and The Cannonball Run. He did another romantic comedy, Paternity. (1981) then directed himself in a tough action film, Sharky’s Machine. Reynolds wanted to try a musical again and so agreed to do The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. It was a hit, as was Best Friends. (1982) with Goldie Hawn. In 1982 Reynolds was voted the most popular star in the US for the fifth year in a row. Offered Reynolds the role of astronaut Garrett Breedlove in Terms of Endearment. (1983) but he turned it down to do Stroker Ace. (1983), another car chase comedy directed by Needham. The Endearment role went to Jack Nicholson. Who went on to win an Academy Award. Reynolds said he made this decision because I felt I owed Hal more than I owed Jim. But Stroker Ace flopped. Reynolds felt this was a turning point in his career from which he never recovered. “That’s where I lost them, ” he says of his fans. The Man Who Loved Women. (1983), directed by Blake Edwards. (1984), which teamed Reynolds and Eastwood was mildly popular but considered a major box office disappointment. (1985) from an Elmore Leonard. Novel but it was a critical and commercial failure. So too were three other action films he made: Heat. (1986), based on a William Goldman. (1987) with Liza Minnelli. Reynolds tried a screwball comedy, Switching Channels. (1989), but it was a box office disappointment. Even more poorly received was Physical Evidence. (1989), directed by Michael Crichton. Reynolds received excellent reviews for Breaking In. (1989) but the commercial reception was poor. It only ran one season but Evening Shade. (199094) was a considerable success lasting four seasons, earning him an Emmy Award and helping to revitalize his acting career. After his comeback movie role in the hit film Boogie Nights. (1997), Reynolds refused to star in Paul Thomas Anderson. S third film, Magnolia. Despite this, Reynolds was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He voiced Avery Carrington. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He had support parts in Miss Lettie and Me. (2003) and Without a Paddle. (2004), and two high-profile films: the remake of The Longest Yard. (2005) and The Dukes of Hazzard. Reynolds turned in a critically acclaimed performance in the drama The Last Movie Star. (2017), one of his last films. In May 2018, he joined the cast for Quentin Tarantino. S film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But he died before shooting his scenes. Reynolds co-authored the 1997 children’s book Barkley Unleashed: A Pirate’s Tail , a “whimsical tale [that] illustrates the importance of perseverance, the wonders of friendship and the power of imagination”. And in 1983 sang along with Dolly Parton. In The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Despite his lucrative career, in 1996 he filed for Chapter 11. Bankruptcy, due in part to an extravagant lifestyle, a divorce from Loni Anderson. And failed investments in some Florida restaurant chains. Reynolds emerged from bankruptcy two years later. Reynolds in April 2011. Reynolds was married to English actress Judy Carne. From 1963 to 1965. He and American singer-actress Dinah Shore. Were in a relationship in the early 1970s for about five years. He had a relationship from about 1977 to 1982 with American actress Sally Field. Reynolds was married to American actress Loni Anderson. From 1988 to 1993. They adopted a son, Quinton. He and Anderson separated after he fell in love with a cocktail waitress, with whom he later traded lawsuits which were settled out of court. Reynolds’ close friends were Johnny Carson. In the late 1970s, Reynolds opened Burt’s Place, a nightclub restaurant in the Omni International Hotel in the Hotel District. And briefly operated a second version at Lenox Square. He was a life-long fan of American football, a result of his collegiate career, and was a minority owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits. From 1982 to 1986. The team’s name was inspired by the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy and Skoal Bandit. A primary sponsor for the team as a result of also sponsoring Reynolds’ motor racing team. Reynolds co-owned a NASCAR. Team, Mach 1 Racing. Which ran the #33 “Skoal Bandit” car with driver Harry Gant. He was awarded an honorary doctorate. From Florida State University in 1981 and later endorsed the construction of a new performing arts facility in Sarasota, Florida. He also owned a private “dinner theater” in Jupiter, Florida. With a focus on training young performers looking to enter show business. The theater was later renamed to the Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theater and closed in 1997 after Reynolds declared bankruptcy. In 1984, he opened a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, “Burt & Jacks”, that he co-owned with Jack Jackson. While filming City Heat. Reynolds was struck in the face with a metal chair and had temporomandibular joint dysfunction. He lost thirty pounds from not eating. He was prescribed led to addiction, which lasted several years. He underwent back surgery in 2009 and a quintuple coronary artery bypass surgery. 1.2 million on his home in Hobe Sound, Florida. He owned the Burt Reynolds Ranch, where scenes for Smokey and the Bandit were filmed and which once had a petting zoo, until its sale during bankruptcy. In April 2014, the 153-acre (62 ha) rural property was rezoned for residential use and the Palm Beach County. School system could sell it to residential developer K. While married to Loni Anderson. Reynolds died from a heart attack. At the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida on September 6, 2018 at the age of 82. His ex-wife Loni Anderson issued a statement saying that she and their son Quinton would miss him and his great laugh. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME BY WINNING AN ITEM AND NOT PAYING FOR IT!! CELEBRATING 22 YEARS IN BUSINESS! Terms of Sale: PLEASE READ! All items are guaranteed authentic. (Only for signed items) We are members of the UACC and Manuscript Society. The Inkwell Autograph Gallery. Please visit our website for other fine authentic autographs. The item “BURT REYNOLDS Signed Smokey and The Bandit LP ALBUM VINYL Obtained In-Person” is in sale since Saturday, March 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Movies”. The seller is “inkwellgallery.com” and is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Ukraine.
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