Entertainment

Flu outbreak 2013: Burt Reynolds has the flu, near death

Sat., Jan. 26, 2013 3:54 PM EDT
by Zondra Hughes

Burt Reynolds, actor and Hollywood hunk, was recently released from the intensive care unit after battling complications from the flu.

The Georgia native began his Hollywood career as a football player; after the family relocated to Florida, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a scholarship. After a football injury, the hunky jock set his sights on the big lights of Tinsel Town.

In the late 1950s, Reynolds landed the role of Quint in “Gunsmoke,” a popular television series.

One of Reynolds most famous roles was in the ’70s film, Deliverance, where he portrayed an Atlanta businessman traveling with friends in the Georgia wilderness.

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