Speculations on where Burt Reynolds lives by Ark Times bloggers

I wrote a blog post after Reynolds died at this linkLink

(Burt Reynolds interview at 14 min mark)

If you want to see Burt Reynolds living in Arkansas then you will have to watch the film White Lightning which was filmed in Benton, Arkansas. I put a few clips below and if you are familiar with Benton you will recognize many of the streets during the chases. Also there is one scene at I-30 Speedway.

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(L-R) Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra in “Cannonball Run II.”20th Century Fox
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Max Brantley wrote today on the Arkansas Times Blog:

News article from Florida about foreclosure action against actor Burt Reynolds for debt on a Florida mansion says legal papers were sent to Reynolds’ home in Little Rock. However, Ark. Business found,that address apparently was for Reynolds’ Arkansas accountant, Young and Associates, to whom his property tax bill was mailed for several years through 2009 (the tab was about $40,000 in 2010 local property taxes on a home appraised at $2.4 million, down from $2.9 million.)

These are some other comments made on the Arkansas Times Blog:


didn’t Stephens used to handle his investments. wonder if the address is for them

Posted by bobbyt

Yes, either that or hopefully he’s not being treated at UAMS…

I saw him having lunch with Billy Bob Thornton one day in July but I just figured he was in town for a show, or business or something. I had no idea he had a residence here.

Posted by HolyGuano

Burton Leon Reynolds aka Burt Reynolds has a listing as a director and active officer in Clematis Films, Inc. and Clematis Productions, Inc., with locations in North Little Rock, AR and Tequesta, FL…a Lenore Haas is also listed with dealings in those companies….I also know that YEARS ago…the mid to late 70’s he had a physician in Little Rock.

Posted by Southernbelle

This is so strange but my wife said last night she thought she saw Burt Reynolds in downtown LR yesterday. Now comes this story. So maybe she did.

Posted by Dan

Funniest Joke Show #01 Act 05 Real People Joke F Dr Jess Moody Pastor

Published on Oct 3, 2012

Jess Moody, a pastor, tells a joke about Burt Reynolds. Burt wanted to hunt, but they could only go to one land. The landowner doesn’t like Jess, but when he got there he was excited to see him and asked him to kill his mule since it was ill. He plays a trick on Burt and tells him it went bad and kills the mule in front of him. Burt kills two of his cows and they run.



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Remember the tv series “Evening Shade” that ran from 1990 to 1994? A friend told me that Reynolds was very impressed with the neighborhood in the Heights on Edgehill Road. He was told the prices of several of the homes back in 1994 and he was amazed the prices were all under 10 million. He said the homes in Beverly Hills were 5 times as much. Maybe he bought one of those “inexpensive houses?” Not likely though. The reason the papers in Florida were sent to Arkansas is because the accounting firm that handles some of his business is in Little Rock as Max pointed out earlier.  He still lives in Beverly Hills according to reports I got off the internet.



Nancy Reagan with Dinah Shore and Burt Reynolds in the Blue Room during a state dinner for Premier Zhao Ziyang of the Peoples Republic of China. 1/10/84.

I remember going down to the Robinson Center in Little Rock back around 1995 to see “An evening with Burt Reynolds.” It was very enjoyable as Reynolds told stories about his life. One story I found very funny was the night that Frank Sinatra took Reynolds out to a restaurant.  Dinah Shore was a longtime friend of Sinatra and he always wanted to protect her. He had a talk with Reynolds and he wanted to know Reynolds intentions.
Before the evening started, Reynolds told Dinah that he was not going to stay out late with Sinatra and he was going to leave after he got his “Sinatra story.” Well, Sinatra was served in a private room in the back of his favorite restaurant and there was a server who was nervous and he spilled some soup at Sinatra’s table. The owner came out and fired the server on the spot. Sinatra responded, “Everytime I come back here in the future, I better see this particular server working here or I will never come back again.”
Reynolds got up from the table and started to leave. Sinatra said, “Where are you going?” Reynolds said he was leaving because he told Dinah he would be back as soon as he got a “Sinatra story” and now he had one.
President Reagan and Nancy Reagan attending “All Star Tribute to Dutch Reagan” at NBC Studios(from left to right sitting) Colleen Reagan, Neil Reagan, Maureen Reagan, President, Nancy Reagan, Dennis Revell. (From left to right standing) Emmanuel Lewis, Charlton Heston, Ben Vereen, Monty Hall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Eydie Gorme, Vin Scully, Steve Lawrence, last 2 unidentified. Burbank, California 12/1/85.
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  • Ivo Jones  On August 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Young & associates is his accountant and has been since he Did “Evening Shade”. Mr. Young was with Stephen’s Inc., Burt was his client then and followed Mr. Young when he opened his private practice. Burt Reynolds does not have a residence in Arkansas, just his accountant.

    • Everette Hatcher III  On August 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you for clearing that up Ivo!! I am glad that Reynolds is not in town for cancer treatments as one person suggested.

      I have a story about Burt Reynolds. A friend of mine who went to Bellevue Baptist in Memphis where Adrian Rogers was the pastor, got a chance to meet Burt Reynolds and he happened to mention Adrian Rogers in a conversation. Reynolds responded by saying that when he was in the 7th grade, Adrian Rogers was his hero. Rogers led Palm Beach High School football team to a state title his senior year as the quarterback.

      Later Adrian Rogers said that he had been told after Reynolds became famous that he had attended the same school and attended the games the year they won the state title. It is small world after all.

  • Bobby Reynolds  On November 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I live in Benton, Arkansas where White Lightning was filmed. Over the past couple of years I have recieved several out of state calls asking for Burt Reynolds. The calls are to my landline, and one older lady insisted that I have Burt call her back. She went to school with him in Florida. I have also recieved mail addressed to Burt at my residence. Very mysterious!

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