Person - Eason, B. Reeves (1886-1956)

Eason, B. Reeves (1886-1956)




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New York  1886-10-02 - Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos)  1956-06-09


B. Reeves Eason was an American film director, actor and scriptwriter.

He directed around 150 movies and performed in 50. He started his career in silent films and later successfuly changed to talking films. His activity in films focused on action movies and westerns of low budget, though he became popular for his work in the second unit with war movies. He was nicknamed "Breezy" due to his attitude to his sequencies' conviction like in the cavalry charge in "Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936). As director of the second unit, he filmed great action sequencies like the chariot race in "Ben-Hur" (1925) and also the fire of Atlanta in "Gone with the wind" (1939). As film director, his most famous movies are "Undersea Kingdom" (1936), "The phantom empire" (1935) and "Mystery mountain" (1934). He is father of the actor B. Reeves Eason Jr., an Ameircan child actor who died at the age of 7 in a an accident.

He died the 9th June 1956 at the age of 69.


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New York in 1886-10-02

Lugar de Defunción:

Los Ángeles (California, Estados Unidos) in 1956-06-09

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