Friday, September 7, 2018

“And All The Rest”: Burt & Bert

The 1980’s were a dazzling time for Burt Reynolds. Burt might have been past his 1970’s prime, but he was married to the smoking hot Loni Anderson and was setting up an empire of his own. The most visible part of his empire was the game show he created out of a game he played with his celebrity friends at his mansion- Win, Lose or Draw!

The show, produced in conjunction with Bert Convy and Walt Disney Television, was a mini-empire in itself. There was an evening version hosted by Bert Convy, a daytime version hosted by Vicki Lawrence and a kids version hosted by Marc Price. Burt Reynolds turned a thing he did to kill time after dinner into a multi-million dollar phenomenon.