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Former Burt Reynolds ranch to be turned into housing development

Former Burt Reynolds ranch to be turned into housing development

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 27 (UPI) --K. Hovnanian Jupiter LLC plans to turn the actor's former ranch into a 30-home housing development.
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'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

'Dating Show' host Jim Lange dead at 81

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Original {i:Dating Show} host Jim Lange died Tuesday at age 81 after suffering a heart attack at his home in California.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday. Feb. 11, 2013.
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'Hansel, Gretel' get box office sweet spot ... Jennifer Lawrence has pneumonia ... Burt Reynolds 'feeling better' in hospital ... Hedgehogs featured in 'Puppy Bowl' ... News from United Press International.
Burt Reynolds 'feeling better' in hospital

Burt Reynolds 'feeling better' in hospital

MIAMI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Burt Reynolds is "feeling better" after being hospitalized in Florida for the flu, but he is still in intensive care, his representative said.
Actor Burt Reynolds hospitalized with flu

Actor Burt Reynolds hospitalized with flu

MIAMI, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Burt Reynolds' publicist says the flu-stricken, 76-year-old actor is being treated in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital.

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Character actor Charles Durning dead at 89 ... 'Odd Couple' star Jack Klugman dead at 90 ... Ben Affleck not running for U.S. Senate ... Jessica Simpson confirms 2nd pregnancy ... News from United Press International.

Character actor Charles Durning dead at 89

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Charles Durning died of natural causes in New York. He was 89.

Texas writer Larry King dies at 83

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Playwright Larry King, who wrote the musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," has died in Washington of emphysema, his wife said. He was 83.

Actress Deborah Raffin dies at 59

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Deborah Raffin, who had a second career publishing audio books, has died of leukemia at a Los Angeles hospital, her family said. She was 59.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.
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Burt Reynolds denies facelift buzz

Burt Reynolds denies facelift buzz

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds says he has never undergone a facelift but admits he has had his eyes done to repair damage sustained in stunt fights.

Nude 'Male Copywriter' wins two Webbys

BOSTON, June 14 (UPI) -- A Boston man whose portfolio Web site became famous for featuring a picture of himself in an iconic nude pose is accepting two Webby awards -- and several jobs.
Burt Reynolds 'feels fabulous' at age 74

Burt Reynolds 'feels fabulous' at age 74

PALM BEACH, Fla., April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. stage, television and film star Burt Reynolds says he's glad to be alive after undergoing a surprise quintuple bypass operation in March.
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Michael Irvin (L) jokes with Burt Reynolds about their rolls in a remake of 'The Longest Yard' starring Burt Reynolds , Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock in Jacksonville, FL on February 4, 2005. The Paramount picture will be released Memorial weekend in 2005. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. (born February 11, 1936) is an American actor. Some of his memorable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Lewis Medlock in Deliverance, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Paul Crewe and Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard and its 2005 remake respectively, J.J. McClure in The Cannonball Run, the voice of Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights. He is one of America's most recognizable film and television personalities with more than 90 feature film and 300 television episode credits.

Reynolds' parents were Burton Reynolds, who was of part Cherokee and part Irish ancestry, and his wife, Fern Miller. Reynolds states in his autobiography that his family was living in Lansing, Michigan, when his father was drafted into the United States Army. Reynolds, his mother and his sister joined his father at Fort Leonard Wood, where they lived for two years. When Reynolds's father was sent to Europe, the family returned to Lansing. In 1946, Reynolds moved to Jupiter, Florida, with his parents. His father, Burt Sr., later became Chief of Police of Riviera Beach. Riviera Beach is the next town north of West Palm Beach.

In his sophomore year at Palm Beach High School, Reynolds was named First Team All State and All Southern as a fullback, and received multiple scholarship offers. After graduating from Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, Reynolds attended Florida State University on a college football scholarship, and played halfback. While at Florida State, Reynolds became roommates with now notable college football broadcaster and analyst, Lee Corso. Reynolds hoped to be named to All-America teams and to have a career in professional football, however, in the first game of the season, Reynolds was injured and a car accident later that year worsened the injury. With his college football career ended, Reynolds considered becoming a police officer, but his father suggested that he finish college and become a parole officer. In order 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 Reynolds was in a class taught by Watson B. Duncan III. Duncan pushed Reynolds into trying out for a play he was producing, Outward Bound. He cast Reynolds in the lead, based on his impressions from listening to Reynolds read Shakespeare in class. Reynolds won the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for his performance in Outward Bound. Reynolds calls Duncan his mentor and the most influential person in his life. While at Florida State, Reynolds became a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

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