Did Burt Reynolds Get Along With James Arness and the Rest of the Cast?

Burt Reynolds began his rise to fame in the TV series gunsmoke. He went on to become a Hollywood legend, starring in films such as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, The Longest Yardand Boogie Nights, the last of which earned him an Oscar nomination. Throughout his lengthy career, he starred opposite celebrities such as Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Goldie Hawn. The mustached sex symbol was also romantically linked to Field, Dinah Shore, and Loni Anderson.

But it all began when a clean-shaven Burt Reynolds swaggered onto the gunsmoke cast in season 8.

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