August 1`7, 2011
Veteran actor Burt Reynolds is facing foreclosure on his longtime southeast Florida home, according to a lawsuit filed by a mortgage firm.
The 75-year-old is known for starring roles including in films “Deliverance” and “Smokey and the Bandit” from the 1970s. He also won a Golden Globe for his role as a porn king in the 1997 film “Boogie Nights”.
The mortgage on the house in Hobe Sound that is facing foreclosure was taken out in 1994, a year after Reynolds’ widely publicized divorce from actress Loni Anderson.
Reynolds, who had heart bypass surgery last year, stopped making the mortgage payments a year ago and owes Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation almost $1.2 million, according to the lawsuit filed August 9 in Martin County.