Show Business: Frog Prince

His grandmother was Cherokee and his mother is Italian. That, he says, is why one-half of him wants to grow hair and the other doesn't. The Indian side got overexposed in more routine movies and TV shows than he cares to remember. His face, at least, was memorable—a rubber stamp for Marlon Brando's. But his name did not become a household word until last spring, when he posed in the hirsute buff for Cosmopolitan magazine. Now, unliberated housewives shamelessly tape Burt Reynolds' sinewy centerfold to their refrigerators the way their hubbies paper tool...

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