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This Day in Georgia History

February 11, 1936

Burt Reynolds Born

Actor and director Burt Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia. After graduating from Florida State University, Reynolds went on to a successful stage acting career, before hitting major stardom in the movies. Two of his best remembered movies - “Deliverance” and “Smokey and the Bandit” - were filmed in Georgia. Reynolds has been successful both in front of the camera as an actor and behind the camera as a director, producing popular films and television shows.