Died Today (September 1st): Jerry Reed

Festival Reviews

jerryreed.jpgJerry Reed (1937–2008)

Born: March 20, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died: September 1, 2008 (age 71) in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Married to:
Priscilla Mitchell (9 July 1959 – 2 September 2008) (his death) (2 children)

Talking about Gene Hackman in Bat*21 (1988): “He don’t act. He just shows up and he ‘be’s.”

I used to watch people like Richard Burton and Mel Gibson and think, ‘I could never do that.’ When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money. — JR, regarding his acting ability

dir. Frank Coraci
Adam Sandler
Kathy Bates

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