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'Pretty mouth' actor from 'Deliverance' remembers Burt Reynolds

The actor famous for his “pretty mouth” line in the 1972 movie “Deliverance” remembered actor Burt Reynolds as a friend and was saddened by the actor’s death on Thursday, WLOS reported.

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Herbert “Cowboy” Howard, who lives in Haywood County, North Carolina, uttered the chilling line ““He’s got a real pretty mouth, ain’t he?” in “Deliverance” to a terrified Jon Voight.

Howard, who turned 80 on Aug. 21, said he worked at Ghost Town, a Wild West-themed amusement park in North Carolina, with Reynolds. He said knowing Reynolds helped him get the role as the villainous toothless man in “Deliverance.”

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Howard said he saw Reynolds, 82, three weeks ago at the Bubba Fest in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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"It hurt me because he was a real good friend, and it hurt me bad when they called me and told me he passed away," Howard said.

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