Birth Place: Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Born George Keefer Brewster on Jan. 5, 1914 in Woolstock, IA, Reeves relocated to Pasadena, CA during his childhood, changing his surname to Bessolo after his stepfather adopted him. An amateur boxer and musician in his youth and early adulthood, Reeves also took to acting by studying at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse, where he would appear in numerous productions over the course of his career.
In true old school Tinseltown fashion, in 1938, Reeves was approached by a Hollywood agent who signed the handsome young man to a contract with Warner Bros. Pictures. Newly named George Reeves, he made his film debut the following year in a string of B-pictures. A major highlight among his early... Continue Bio >>
Westward Ho the Wagons!
From Here to Eternity
1953-03-28 The Blue Gardenia
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