Saturday, January 26, 2013

Burt Reynolds In Intensive Care

The headline sounds way more dramatic than it probably is, but Burt Reynolds has been hospitalized in Florida with symptoms of the flu, his reps said yesterday and the 76-year-old star is currently being treated in intensive care. Before there was the internet and the 24/7 gossip news cycle, Burt filled up volumes for The Enquirer. They should be paying his medical bills for as much money as he has made them over the years. Get better soon.

53 comments:

Christopher Cruz said...

Oh, that sucks- get well, Burt!!!

prolixe said...

Get well soon, Burt! And thanks for the hair-mories!!

Derek Harvey said...

wishing him well and everything but that photo? lol....Its hard to believe he was considered THE sexy symbol back in the day with all that lack of um Man Scaping. He would never fly with the ladies and gays in 2013...too masculine and low maintenance...

VIPblonde said...

Remember when he was on Golden Girls? Love me some vintage Burt Reynolds! Get well soon!

Sherry said...

OMG! I remember when that spread came out. Was it Cosmopolitan? Playgirl? Everything was strategically hidden with the arm. Here I had grown up with no men and really wanted to see what it looked like. I am still fascinated by them. Get well Burt.

timebob said...

My grandmother used to read the enquirer like the bible and would leave them for me when I would visit. I guess that is where my love all things gossipy came from.

And boy is Enty right, Burt was always on the front page of some tabloid. The Burt & Loni Anderson divorce was World War III for the papers.

SusanB said...

I was hoping Enty would mention Burt. I totally remember when that Cosmopolitan came out - I just snatched it right up and kept it in a drawer for 20 years or so. Back in the day he was the epitome of HOT. Even though he's done some crazy stuff, I've always loved him. Get well soon Burt!

Agent**It said...

prolixe, thanks for the memory !!!! Sherry, OT, I loved Ava Cassidy...

Unknown said...

Interesting - I am older than dirt but I distinctly remember this photograph included a cheroot or some type of tobacco product that Burt was smoking at the time. Shame that history gets airbrushed.

LizzardO said...

Thank you for that photo. He was beautiful back then, hair and all. We have swung too far to the other extreme nowadays. Get well soon.

Crystal Jones said...

That is a very good point Enty!

ReesesPeace said...

Get well, Burt!!!

Oh yes! I remember well when this spread came out: my Mom and aunts acted all scandalized but little Reesie was sneaky with the covert lip-reading and what they said privately was very, very different from what they said to my older girl cousins and my sisters. ;)

For the record, my covert lip-reading skills are no longer what they used to be.

O'Really said...

Oh he still flies with this lady...and always will. I get the feeling I'm not the only one.

ReesesPeace said...

It's interesting that just 30 or 40 years ago, body hair was considered to be sexy. I've never been into much body hair but I kinda miss it. Am I so strange in that?

Rickatoo said...

The flu is hospitalizing people left & right in Florida... especially seniors (sorry Burt, I'll always remember you as the Bandit, but it is what it is)

SusanB said...

@ReesesPeace - I've always liked hairy men - I don't care if it isn't stylish right now. And @Unknown - I think the cheroot was in his other hand.....

@OReally - yeah - he's on my free list forever. Mr. B knows if Burt comes a'knockin - I'm gone.

Cee Kay said...

Aw, timebob, my grandma used to buy the Enquirer and Star all the time too. I know that's where I got my itch from! Burt Reynolds is one of those interesting people who's a real failure as a human being, but you just can't help but love him. Get well soon, Burt!

O'Really said...

I hope he gets well soon. It is hard to believe he's 76 years old. I think he's still pretty damn sexy. Thanks for the glorious photo, Enty:)

Tuxedo Cat said...

Poor Burt! He will always be a little hottie to me.

Seachica said...

RP - I miss the body hair too. All this manscaping feels too feminine. And women getting waxed is creepily like being a little girl instead of a grown woman

O'Really said...

Hahaha!! That's awesome! I think Burt has the same sex appeal as Sean Connery. It doesn't matter how old they get, they still have their mojo.

Cheryl said...

As a young one coming up in the 70's reading Grandma's Enquirer, Burt was a bit too uber masculine for me. He has always seemed like a parody of a gay biker to me or maybe gay bikers are a parody of Burt. My husband is a big fan of his movies though. Get well soon Burt.

Vera L- said...

Get well soon Burt.

katydid said...

Susan B me too. I love a hairy chest there's just something manly about it. That goes for mustaches and beards too. The hubby has been growing his out because we're going skiing in a few weeks, he says it's itchy as hell but I won't let him touch it. Grey facial hair is even sexier...
Burt In Smokey and the Bandit was gorgeous and I caught part of Boogie Nights the other day and he was still pretty sexy then. Best wishes to him.

Sherry said...

Agent. You saw my post from the other day. She was amazing. Sadly discovered her too late to see her live. Came from an ex in the music industry since I used to be a singer. Found her biography at a yard sale.

Sherry said...

No, no you're not Reeses. I enjoy the man au natureul.

Mari said...

As far as this lady is concerned, That's a MAN baby!
My main gay on shift with me agrees, he says "I don't want pretty & delicate, I want a MAN!" So... Now I know we'd be after the same dudes!
Hope that he feels better soon. ICU for flu (esp for at risk groups) is always a big deal, so fingers crossed he responds well.

Mari said...

True. Stupid too.

Mooshki said...

When I saw this story yesterday, they had a recent picture of him, and god is his face horrifying. He looks like he's made out of silly putty. I think (hope) in 10 years, we're going to look back at this plastic surgery craze and ask what the hell people were thinking. Not that a lot of us aren't already asking that, but it must not be getting through, because people are still doing it.

Renoblondee said...

What IS up with us now not liking hair of any kind except on top of our heads? Women use extensions galore for that, but shave every inch otherwise. Men wax and shave every inch too. When did that happen and why?
Get well soon sexy Burt!

ReesesPeace said...

@Mooshki: I totally agree. When I was younger, I used to say: I'm gonna get this, that and the other done. I'm still not thrilled with *this, that and the other* but I've made peace with it. It is what makes me...me. It makes me sad when people mess with their faces and mess with what makes them unique.

Truth is we are all imperfectly...perfect! ;)

Anna Nonymous said...

I definitely don't want pretty and delicate, but Burt always came off smarmy and conceited to me, like he thought he was God's gift. I guess to some women he is!Mooshki's right, he got some REALLY bad discount work done.

Jenn said...

I always loved Burt's laugh. I remember that pic. My mother bought that Cosmo, she thought he was HOT. Lol. Smokey and the Bandit was my favorite show as a kid. That car, Sally Fields, Jerry Reed, Burt, the dog, the sheriff, ah, magic. I hope he gets better soon. Burt's getting on up there, and the flu is hard on the aged. As for the man scape , I like a little grass on my playground.

Georgia Girl said...


I was just getting ready to pay homage to Smoky and the Bandit. Burt was one sexy man, and Sally Field was adorable. Wish they could have made it. They seemed fun and really into each other..

Georgia Girl said...

Also surprised the bear rug hasn't been an issue, since Uma's fur coat was.

Mango said...

He's not a very nice man but my mom always thought he was "foxy", bless her heart.

B626 said...

I get a bad feeling about this.

timebob said...

TMZ is reporting his fever broke and is being moved out of ICU but it was touch and go for awhile.

Brenda L said...

Sally Field totally hit that.

donner said...

I loved that he was so close with Dinah Shore. He was younger than her, and a major Hollywood dude, yet he wasn't afraid to let everyone know they were together. She was awesome too.

Frufra said...

Late to the party, but just a third from me - I want a man to look like a man. Plus, I've been brainwashed because I'm married to a dude making the transition to full-fledged Sasquatch. I wouldn't know what to do with some hairless wonder.

Frufra said...

YES! to the women waxing part. And the manscaping part. But I wonder about the female waxing trend, too - so girlish.

prolixe said...
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it took forever said...

Is this the same burt who used to date Lance Rentzel and abuse women cause of his inner anger at never being able to come out the closet?

fancyscreenname said...

Loved him in cannonball run.

Get well soon, Burt...

Agent**It said...






Burt is a long time resident, so people have compassion for him here in FL. For the rest of the older population,nobody cares.

lakeuniongirl said...

I agree. I kinda wonder about guys that like that pre-pubescent look.

CanadianMiss said...

Burt's never really done it for me. I just don't get his appeal. I do, however, like my man to look like a man. I've actually threatened to withhold services from my husband when he suggested "manscaping"
My only hairless exception would be CM Punk. :-)

PotPourri said...

I LOVED gossip from the Enquirer. It was all about Mike Walker. Loved the JFK JR stories!

sylmarillion said...

I don't like all the manscaping going on these days either. A totally hairless man....ick.

Fairmaiden327 said...

Frufa. LOL...I also reside with Bigfoot. And yum to hairy!

O'Really said...

This pic is decades old. I think Uma' s is more recent. Fur was not only acceptable back then, it was a status symbol.

AKM said...

Not that I really wish him ill, but...eh. Team Loni. He's always sounded like a total asshole.