B. Reeves Eason
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: 1886-10-02
- Day of Death: 1956-06-09 ( 70 years old )
- Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
- Also Known As: William Reaves Eason / William Eason / B. Reaves 'Breezy' Eason / B. Reaves Eason / Breezy Eason / Reaves Eason / Reeves Eason / William Reeves Eason / 'Breezy' Reeves Eason / Eason B. Reaves / Reeves Easton / Breezy Easton
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William Reeves Eason (October 2, 1886 – June 9, 1956), known as B. Reeves Eason, was an American film director, actor and screenwriter. His directorial output was limited mainly to low-budget westerns and action pictures, but it was as a second-unit director and action specialist that he was best known. He was famous for staging spectacular battle scenes in war films and action scenes in large-budget westerns, but he acquired the nickname “Breezy” for his “breezy” attitude towards safety while staging his sequences—during the famous cavalry charge at the end of Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), so many horses were killed or injured so severely that they had to be euthanized that both the public and Hollywood itself were outraged, resulting in the selection of the American Humane Society by the beleaguered studios to provide representatives on the sets of all films using animals to ensure their safety.