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Burt Reynolds in Florida ICU after flu, rep says
CNN ^ | Fri January 25, 2013 | Carolyn Sung and Greg Botelho

Posted on 01/25/2013 4:14:23 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

(CNN) -- Actor Burt Reynolds is in intensive care in a Florida hospital, where he went for treatment of flu symptoms, one of his representatives said Friday.

Reynolds was dehydrated when he went to the hospital, and was eventually transferred to its intensive care unit, his representative Erik Kritzer told CNN.

Kritzer declined to divulge what hospital the actor was in, saying, "He would like that (kept) private."

"He is doing better at this time," Kritzer said late Friday afternoon of the 76-year-old actor. "We expect, as soon as he gets more fluids, he will be back in a regular room."

Born in southern Georgia, Reynolds and his family moved to Michigan and eventually to southeastern Florida, according to his profile on the website of the Florida Artist Hall of Fame, in which he was inducted in 1993. At Palm Beach High School, he first made a name for himself as a football star and earned an athletic scholarship to Florida State University.

When injuries derailed his promising athletic career, Reynolds turned to acting. He scored small parts in the late 1950s, then broke through a few years later in the role of Quint on the TV series "Gunsmoke."

His career took another leap with the 1972 release of "Deliverance," in which he played an Atlanta businessman exploring the remote north Georgia wilderness with friends. "The Longest Yard" came out two years later, starring Reynolds as an ex-football player who lands in prison.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flu; hollywood; reynolds

Reynolds in 1991

1 posted on 01/25/2013 4:14:26 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Wow! Now THIS is news!


2 posted on 01/25/2013 4:16:01 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MinorityRepublican

My father is the same age. I wish Burt the best, and I hope he doesn’t pick up a disastrous bug in the hospital.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 4:18:33 PM PST by Tax-chick (Viva Cristo Rey! Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
As a Jupiter resident, get better Burt. Last real man left in Hollyweird? Used to love hanging at his bar (the Backstage) next to the theater. Great times.
4 posted on 01/25/2013 4:37:35 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Was still one heck of good looking guy then, too bad he fell victim to same pathetic plastic surgeons that butchered so many actors that were afraid to age gracefully. Now all these guys like Reynolds, Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Kenny Rogers to name a few look like clowns! Still loved him in just about anything he did and wish him a speedy recovery


5 posted on 01/25/2013 4:52:38 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

6 posted on 01/25/2013 4:54:11 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Mastador1
I think people forget (or don't know if you are a 20 something) how HUGE Burt was in his hay day.
7 posted on 01/25/2013 4:59:26 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh, dear. Flu is especially hard on the elderly, and it weakens the immune system, making people get secondary infections.

I wish the best for him.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 5:02:16 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: ozzymandus

He killed a man in Arizona, that is news.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 5:07:00 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: CaptainK
I think people forget (or don't know if you are a 20 something) how HUGE Burt was in his hay day.

Captain, please put the Cosmo down, ok? :)

10 posted on 01/25/2013 5:09:13 PM PST by Veggie Todd (That's some bad hat, Harry.)
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To: HangnJudge
Some trivia about Deliverance: The "retarded boy" isn't really retarded. He IS strange looking, but still makes appearances as the character. He doesn't really play the banjo in the movie, they had a stunt right hand pulling the cords.

He did eventually learn to play, but not as good as his character.

And this is one of Burt's best movies.

Shame that he deteriorated so.

11 posted on 01/25/2013 5:10:05 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: CaptainK

Yeah his career grew from TV bit parts to his own series and then into slew of hit movies. And he did pretty well with the ladies too! And so far no surprises like Rock Hudson.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 5:14:22 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
I've long been a huge fan of the X-Files, and while I felt the show lost some of its appeal in the later seasons, Reynolds appeared in the episode Improbable during the last year of the show. He was terrific in it, and by all accounts, had a great time with the cast and crew during the filming.
13 posted on 01/25/2013 5:22:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: CaptainK

Men should definitely not get facelifts, Wrinkles on a man are sexy. It is the nature of the surgery not the quality of the job that makes them look too feminine and doll-like — especially Burt Reynolds who has had wrinkles ever since he was the biggest thing in Hollywood in the ‘80’s...Strong-featured was what gave him that fantastic aura of musky masculinity with a subtle, polished finish, sort of like a lawyer cowboy.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 5:27:26 PM PST by erlayman
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To: MinorityRepublican

My Brother-in-Law attended Florida State at the same time as Reynolds and Faye Dunnaway. He had a class with Faye.

I know Burt and Jerry Reed were friends. I actually thought Reed was better than Reynolds, in fact way better.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 5:33:06 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: CaptainK

Note that the bio somehow avoided his career’s really BIG leap with the Cosmo centerfold.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 5:34:07 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Joe 6-pack

Though I have no personal knowledge, Reynolds always seemed to be a good guy. And there was such good chemistry and fun when he and Dom De Luise where together, sometimes the outtakes where better than the money shots.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 5:39:45 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A hospital is probably the worst place to go if you are suffering from a respiratory illness. All the antibiotic resistant bacteria and pneumonia strains just lurking about looking for old patients to kill.

Hopefully he’ll come out of there alive.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 5:42:13 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe
A hospital is probably the worst place to go if you are suffering from a respiratory illness. All the antibiotic resistant bacteria and pneumonia strains just lurking about looking for old patients to kill. Hopefully he’ll come out of there alive.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

19 posted on 01/25/2013 5:46:55 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: erlayman
Men should definitely not get facelifts, Wrinkles on a man are sexy. It is the nature of the surgery not the quality of the job that makes them look too feminine and doll-like — especially Burt Reynolds who has had wrinkles ever since he was the biggest thing in Hollywood in the ‘80’s...Strong-featured was what gave him that fantastic aura of musky masculinity with a subtle, polished finish, sort of like a lawyer cowboy.

AMEN !!! Same with gray hair. Doesn't make them any less handsome.

20 posted on 01/25/2013 5:55:11 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: P-Marlowe
If you want to feel old, on Feb 11, Burt will turn 77.

Same age as my grandpa when he died. And my grandpa always seemed OLD.

21 posted on 01/25/2013 5:56:43 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Lizavetta

One word...Stallone. ICK


22 posted on 01/25/2013 5:58:07 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: EDINVA
Note that the bio somehow avoided his career’s really BIG leap with the Cosmo centerfold.

I think the BIG leap was caused by a staple.

23 posted on 01/25/2013 6:08:26 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Mastador1
Was still one heck of good looking guy then,

It's the hair.

24 posted on 01/25/2013 6:09:26 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62
It's the hair.

Yes, indeed! The question remains: Whose?

25 posted on 01/25/2013 6:12:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: P-Marlowe
A hospital is probably the worst place to go if you are suffering from a respiratory illness. All the antibiotic resistant bacteria and pneumonia strains just lurking about looking for old patients to kill.

That may be still be true in Zimbabwe or Cuba, but modern hospitals practice infection control. If you're Burt's age and have a serious respiratory illness I'd say you'd have a much better chance going to the hospital.

26 posted on 01/25/2013 6:12:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I notice the women said wrinkles and gray hair don’t detract from a guy’s looks. They said nothing about baldness.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 6:14:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

“That may be still be true in Zimbabwe or Cuba, but modern hospitals practice infection control.”

I don’t know about that. I personally know two people who developed infections at teaching hospitals in the Boston area.

This was in the last 2 years.

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28 posted on 01/25/2013 6:17:26 PM PST by Mears
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To: Moonman62

It’s the empty wallet that does!


29 posted on 01/25/2013 6:19:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mears

Well, that’s like getting of a bad haircut at a Barber College.


30 posted on 01/25/2013 6:21:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Burt also appeared in a story line of the series Burn Notice not all that long ago. He played a former agent suffering from onset of Alzheimers.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 6:52:25 PM PST by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: Tax-chick

I have always just love him, I wish him a quick recovery... Get well soon Burt!,,,,,,,!


32 posted on 01/25/2013 7:04:48 PM PST by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s one of my favorite X-Files episodes, just because of him. That one and “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space.” Charles Nelson Reilly was pitch-perfect and apparently charmed cast and crew alike.


33 posted on 01/25/2013 7:28:55 PM PST by MollyGoose
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To: MollyGoose
Yep. Jose Chung is a classic. Charles Nelson Reilly reprised that role for an episode of Millenium, in which he was doing research for an article he was writing on a cult (a thinly veiled shot at Scientology).
34 posted on 01/25/2013 7:33:32 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Moonman62

Here is a good brain teaser about Reynolds,

He was born in s smsll town along wih Pernell Roberts and several less fmous actors who were still well known

That town is the largest town in the largest county, in the largest state East of the Mississippi.

Where was he born

Burt


35 posted on 01/25/2013 7:35:05 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Moonman62

Here is a good brain teaser about Reynolds,

He was born in s smsll town along wih Pernell Roberts and several less fmous actors who were still well known

That town is the largest town in the largest county, in the largest state East of the Mississippi.

Where was he born?


36 posted on 01/25/2013 7:37:10 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: erlayman
What? Does this mean you did not approve of Doctor Kildare's plastic surgery?

But, but, it looked so natural! So I told my wife to irk her, who for some reason (Thornbirds?) likes the old fag.

37 posted on 01/25/2013 7:44:31 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: boop

It’s unfortunate that Deliverance came out the same year as the Godfather and only received three Oscar nominations-—amazingly none for acting, screenplay, cinematography, or the music. Brando was good, I admit, but ignoring Burt, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox was a CRIME. You’re probably wondering who got the nominations? Michael Caine, Peter O’Toole, and Laurence Olivier in movies I never heard of.


38 posted on 01/25/2013 10:05:34 PM PST by dupree
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To: Revolting cat!

I heard he was broke lately. Not that it matters. He hasnt been getting to many roles.


39 posted on 01/26/2013 5:37:27 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: yarddog
Waycross, Ga. of course
40 posted on 01/26/2013 6:39:28 AM PST by HangnJudge
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