Listed next are pages about people with the Reeves surname, or sites about such people,
who have distinguished themselves in some extraordinary way, or who have gained public
recognition, such as those in the entertainment field: One Medal of Honor winner
and one Admiral, both of whom had US Navy ships named after them, are also included,
plus one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. Click on the appropriate
name to be taken to a site with more information about that person.
Dan Reeves, Football Coach- Dan was once the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons major
league football team, and distinguished himself in this role. He may be best known
to some through his appearance in TV commercials endorsing cholesterol-lowering medicines.
Dan was born January 19, 1944 in Americus, Georgia. His personal football history
may be found at the link above.
Thomas James Reeves - Thomas won the U.S. Medal of Honor for action performed during
the attack on Pearl Harbor. The account of his heroism is contained in his Wikipedia
page. The first ship commissioned with the surname USS Reeves(DE156), was named in
Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves - The second USS Reeves(DLG-24) was named for Admiral
Joseph Mason Reeves. This site contains a biography of his military service. A Google
search on his name will yield additional information, or search for him at wikipedia.org.
Keanu Reeves Page - This page gives information on the actor Keanu Reeves, best known
for his role in the movie “The Matrix.”
Christopher Reeve Home Page - This famous actor once played the role of Superman,
and went on to star in other movies, such as “Somewhere In Time,”,” my favorite.
The site gives this remarkable man’s biography.
George Reeves Biography - This actor is best known for his role playing Superman
in a 1951 TV series. The official finding was that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot
wound, but there was considedrable controversy over that finding.
Steve Reeves - Actor and bodybuilder who played Hercules in the movies. Wonder why
so many men named Reeves or Reeve played strong men? Maybe if I worked out a bit
Alec Reeves - A brilliant English scientist who obtained the first patent on a digital
transmission technique in 1937, long before technology was available to implement
it (he went on to obtain over 100 patents in his lifetime). It was not until the
transistor was invented that it was possible to build devices based on his discovery.
Alec akso perfected an amazing precision bomb technique in World War II that helped
English bombers destroy their targets at night. The story of this extraordinary and
somewhat eccentric Reeves, called “The Father of the Information Age,” is worth reading.
For those wishing to read even more information, go to “Alec Reeves Lectures-2006,”
held at the Imperial College of London.
Martha Reeves - This wikipedia page outlines the biography of a well-known singer
with the Reeves surname.
WALTER REEVES-GEORGIA’S GARDENER - I could be stretching the definition of “Famous
Reeves” by including Walter here, but he is the most famous gardening guru in Georgia,
and it doesn’t hurt that he’s also my half 3rd cousin. He has written a lot of books,
has a radio show, and is to gardening what Clark Howard is to personal finance. If
he doesn’t know the answer to a gardening problem, there’s probably not one.