Reynolds played Packard Music Hall

Best known for his work in movies and television, Burt Reynolds also did theater, including an appearance with Kenley Players at Packard Music Hall in Warren.

The actor, who died Thursday at age 82, starred in the play “The Rainmaker” in 1972, a few months after his famous Cosmopolitan magazine centerfold appeared and the same summer his critically acclaimed film “Deliverance” was released.

In a 1999 interview with the Tribune Chronicle, Kenley Players founder John Kenley talked about the attention Reynolds got from the women in the audience, who would line up to meet him after each performance.

“Dinah Shore (who Reynolds was dating at the time) was waiting backstage, and when Burt came back, I said, ‘I wouldn’t kiss that man. He’s kissed nearly every woman in Warren,'” Kenley said. “Of course, she did.”

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