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Burt Reynolds, actor, teacher and Jupiter resident, dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, actor, teacher and Jupiter resident, dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, the Florida State football player turned actor and self-deprecating matinee idol whose second act included a late-career Oscar nomination and an ongoing role as a mentor to two generations of Palm Beach County theater students, died Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center. He was 82.

Emotions in the South Florida theater community were raw in the hours after Reynolds’ death was announced.

Andrew Kato, producing artistic director at the Maltz Jupiter Theater, worked his way through high school and college in the same building more than three decades ago when it was known as the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater. Kato said Reynolds’ legacy can be found in hundreds of...

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