Hello My Dangerous Crew,
Yes 2 in one day ( as I do my best Bandit laugh) Sadly upon starting my show I received the shattering news that Burt had passed at 82 earlier this morning. My heart was shattered. Yes the Dangerous one broke down and cried as well as tried so hard to keep it together on my show speaking of his passing. I was teen when Smokey and the Bandit hit the theaters and I remember every boy I knew went home begging for their parents to buy them a black Trans-Am like in the movie. Most of the girls I knew including myself were jealous of Sally Fields, I always thought I should have been that girl.
Starring in television series such as Gunsmoke, Hawk, and Dan August. His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. He stole the hearts of many young ladies and had many young men wishing they were him in 1977 with the release of Smokey and the Bandit. Burt’s silly laugh was more than charming, his smile would melt hearts ,every guy I knew wanted to be the Bandit. Other major Burt movies included Stoker Ace, The Cannonball Run, Boogie Nights and so many others including his role on The X-Files with Gillian Anderson, Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick as Agent’s Skully, Reyes and Doggett in season 9 episode 195 as the old man that liked to play chess. I’m sure Burt had them in stitches on the set of the x-files!!
The pictures I chose to share are of Burt’s younger days as I want to remember him. All of us here at thecaffeineradio.com are truly saddened by the loss of such a great Hollywood Icon. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fan’s of Burt Reynolds.
Keep your eyes on the heavens and you just may catch the Bandit racing around in the clouds and stars. A true icon that we will never forget!! RIP Burt! Thanks for the great entertainment!!! I can hear East Bound and Down on my head.