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1862 - 1938
The actor Harry Reeves-Smith came from England to the USA in 1881 where he made his stage debut in the play "Betsey" (other sources say that he arrived USA in 1887). He became a well-known stage actor at the turn of the century and he appeared at different theaters in plays like "Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines" (01), which was his greatest success and where the actress Ethel Barrymore took part as well and managed her breakthrough in the world of the theater, as well as "That Man and I" (04), "The Marriage of William Ashe" (05), "The Master Builder" (07), "Green Stockings" (11), "Peg O' My Heart" (13), "The Gold Diggers" (19), "Grounds for Divorce" (24), "The High Road" (28) and "The Great Waltz" (34).
Harry Reeves-Smith only appeared sporadically in movies, to his few appearances in front of the camera belong "No More Women" (24) with Madge Bellamy, "Three Weeks" (24) with Aileen Pringle and Conrad Nagel and of course "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (29) - the first sound movie with Sherlock Holmes at all. In this movie Harry Reeves-Smith impersonated no less a person than Dr. Watson at Clive Brook's side as Sherlock Holmes.
Harry Reeves-Smith's daughter Olive Reeves-Smith became also a well-known stage actress.