Bob Reeves (actor)

Robert "Bob" Reeves (January 28, 1892 April 12, 1960) was an American Western movie actor.[1]

Life and career

Robert Jasper Reeves was born in Marlin, Texas, the son of George Patton Reeves and Frances Luella Garrett,[2] in 1892. He attended Marlin High School and Texas A&M University. During World War I he served in the United States Army in the Coast Artillery in California, and was discharged in December, 1918.[2]

His film career began as early as 1919, when he starred in an 18-chapter serial, The Great Radium Mystery. He appeared in a number of silent films and sixteen sound films. In 1921 he was teamed with Marion Aye in a series of 18 Cactus Features directed by Albert S. Rogell.[3] He worked through the 1940s and 1950s, including an appearance as an extra in Miracle on 34th Street in 1947. In the 1950s he appeared in television westerns including episodes of Maverick, Sugarfoot, Cheyenne, and Wyatt Earp. In 1959 he appeared in an uncredited role as a townsman on the TV show Lawman ("The Gang"). His last known appearance was in Rio Bravo in 1959.[2]

Reeves was married to Mary Lee Turner; the couple had no children but Mary had two daughters from a previous marriage.[2] Reeves died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in 1960.[4] He is buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.[2]

Selected filmography


  1. Katchmer, George A. (2009). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. pp. 318–319. ISBN 978-0-7864-4693-3. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  2. Anderson, Chuck. "Bob Reeves". The Old Corral. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. The Strong, Silent Type

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