Zachary Smith Reynolds

Zachary Smith Reynolds

Born Nov 5, 1911

Zachary Smith Reynolds was an American amateur aviator and younger son of R. J. Reynolds. The Zachary Smith Reynolds story was the basis for two movies, Reckless, starring Jean Harlow, and the popular 1950s classic, Written on the Wind. The latter was loosely based on a novel by Robert Wilder. In addition, the film Sing, Sinner, Sing was loosely based upon the allegations surrounding Reynolds' death.… Read More

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1911 Birth Born in 1911.
1918 7 Years Old R.J. Reynolds died in 1918 of pancreatic cancer, and Katherine Reynolds died in 1924. … Read More


1929 18 Years Old Reynolds married Anne Cannon in York, South Carolina at midnight on November 16, 1929 soon after he turned 18. … Read More


Due to Reynolds's affair with singer and actress Libby Holman, the Reynoldses were divorced in Reno, Nevada November 23, 1931. … Read More
1932 21 Years Old Reynolds died under mysterious circumstances from an automatic .32 caliber Mauser pistol shot through his head on the early morning of July 6, 1932, after a 21st birthday party for his friend Charles Gideon Hill, Jr. (July 5, 1911 - October 18, 1960), who was also Anne Cannon Reynolds's first cousin, at his Winston-Salem, North Carolina estate known as Reynolda. … Read More
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