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Subject: ARCHIVE: October 25, 1921 ~The little-known (or remembered) story of Hollywood's FIRST child actor death, cute blonde lil BREEZY EASON who appeared in a dozen (mainly) western films, billed as "Universal's Littlest Cowboy" he was poised to become one of Hollywood's youngest stars, but killed at age 6, by a runaway truck. ...

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Date Posted: Friday, October 25, 05:18:41am

Breezy Eason
[ Barnes Reeves Eason jr. ]
(November 19, 1914 October 25, 1921)

American silent film child actor. Billed as "Master Breezy Reeves Jr." and "Universal's Littlest Cowboy", and later also known
as Breezy Eason Jr., he was the son of motion picture director and actor B. Reeves Eason and his wife, the actress Jimsy Maye.
Little Breezy Eason, the blond, camera-friendly moppet was called upon to provide heart appeal to oaters starring Art Acord,
Hoot Gibson, and Harry Carey, and he was billed as "Universal's Littlest Cowboy". His 12 films include "Nine-Tenths of the Law" (1918),
"The Thunderbolt" (1919), "The Kid and the Cowboy" (1919), "The Lone Ranger" (1920), and "Sure Fire" (1921). Eason had
his first lead role in the successful drama "The Big Adventure" (1921) and was poised to become one of Hollywood's youngest stars.

Breezy Eason, seen here in the film, "Pink Tights" (1920),
and in an extremely rare footage of an existing clip from the film.


Eason was killed after being hit by a runaway truck outside of his parents' house shortly after the filming of the Harry Carey silent western The Fox (1921) had been completed. He was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and was one of the first actors to be buried there.


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Thank you for posting this, I had never heard of poor little Breezy, love learning new stuff, that's what makes this forum so good (NT)kristianFriday, October 25, 06:19:34am
(Is it) Notable that his name "Reeves" only appears to be spelled with an "a" on his marker and not elsewhere? (NT)Seems odd.Friday, October 25, 09:07:10am

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