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Born: February 11, 1936

Born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. in Waycross, Georgia, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, and became an all-star halfback. However, a knee injury and a debilitating car accident forced him to switch from athletics to drama. Reynolds then began to act in theater plays. In 1955, he dropped out of college and headed to New York in search of onstage work. Bit parts on TV as a stuntman were all that came his way until 1957, when he appeared in a New York City Center... See All


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