These Photos Show The Life And Stardom Of Burt Reynolds

The star was known for performing many of his own stunts, as well as that iconic centerfold he did for Cosmopolitan magazine that sparked big studio interest.

Legendary actor and 1970s sex symbol Burt Reynolds died Thursday at a hospital in Florida at the age of 82.

The star, who according to his family had been dealing with health issues, was known for performing many of his own stunts, as well as that iconic centerfold he did for Cosmopolitan magazine that sparked big studio interest.

Here’s a look back at Reynolds’ life in photos:

Burt Reynolds on Why He Agreed to Be One of the First Men to Pose Nude for Cosmo https://t.co/xSC3jjv5Fo

Burt Reynolds caught the eye of Hollywood producers — and a larger audience — when he did a nude centerfold for Cosmopolitan in April 1972. It sold out when it hit the stands before his breakout role in Deliverance.