Remembering Burt Reynolds' Great Loves, from Sally Field to Loni Anderson
Then a 24-year-old newcomer, Reynolds was briefly engaged in 1960 to the scream queen (known for her role in 1955's Revenge of the Creature). Three years later — and three months before he wed Judy Carne — Reynolds told the The Miami News of marriage: "I'm fighting it all the way."
After a six-month courtship, the British actress (of Laugh-In fame) and Reynolds wed on June 28, 1963. But the marriage was short-lived: Two years later, the couple split in an acrimonious divorce.
Reynolds and the Swedish-born Stevens briefly became an item after meeting on the set of the 1970 TV movie Run, Simon, Run. Following her suicide at age 35 that same year, Reynolds has never spoken publicly about his relationship with the actress.
DINAH SHORE AND LORNA LUFT
At 35, Reynolds began an affair with Shore, 54, after appearing on her TV variety show Dinah's Place in 1971. Though they split after four years, Reynolds said of Shore in his 1994 autobiography My Life: "I was so damn lucky to be with her."
Not long after, Reynolds began wooing Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft, with the help of her half-sister, Liza Minnelli. When the romance became public, "[We] were on the cover of every tabloid in America: 'Burt Dumps Dinah for Twenty-Year-Old,' " Luft recalled in her 1998 autobiography Me and My Shadows.
"I still have a huge crush on her," Reynolds has said of his onetime girlfriend, whom he played a game of love with in the 1970s before the tennis champ went on to marry fellow player John Lloyd.
The iconic French beauty made a play for Hollywood in the 1975 thriller Hustle, which reportedly led to an off-screen affair with her rugged costar.
The reigning box-office king instantly fell for the actress when he cast her in his 1976 hit Smokey and the Bandit. Though their high-profile romance ended five years later, Reynolds has always maintained that Field "was the love affair of my life."
Reynolds's second trip down the aisle on April 29, 1988 — to '70s bombshell Loni Anderson — was hailed the perfect union of "beefcake" and "cheesecake." The five-year marriage produced an adopted son, Quinton — and one of Hollywood's nastiest divorces of all time.