||Born in 1926, Steve Reeves grew up in 1930's Montana, moving to California after his father died when he was 10. In high school, Reeves became interested in bodybuilding, and by seventeen he was by most accounts a modern day Hercules. After graduation, he enlisted in the army, fighting in the Pacific in World War 2.
After the war, Reeves competed in numerous contests, winning successive titles as Mr Pacific Coast, Mr Western America, Mr America, Mr world, and Mr Universe, from 1946-1950. Reeves also had some success as an actor, featuring the movies Hercules, Athena, Jail Bait, Sandokan The Great, and the spaghetti western A Long Ride From Hell. Prolific for his age, Steve Reeves was widely admired for his perfect physique, and for this he is remembered today.
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