George Reeves

George Reeves
Stamp Day for Superman (cropped).jpg
Reeves as Superman in Stamp Day for Superman (1954)
George Keefer Brewer

(1914-01-05)January 5, 1914
DiedJune 16, 1959(1959-06-16) (aged 45)
Cause of deathGunshot wound
Resting placeMountain View Cemetery
Pasadena Mausoleum, Sunrise Corridor
Altadena, California, U.S.
34°11′02″N 118°08′59″W / 34.1840°N 118.1497°W / 34.1840; -118.1497
Other namesGeorge Bessolo
EducationPolytechnic School (1929), Pasadena, California
Alma materPasadena Junior College
Years active1939–1959
Known forPortraying Superman in Adventures of Superman
Ellanora Needles
(m. 1940; div. 1950)

George Reeves (born George Keefer Brewer; January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Superman in the 1952–1958 television program Adventures of Superman.[1][2]

His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a controversial subject; the official finding was suicide, but some believe that he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

  1. ^ a b "George Reeves". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2007. Archived from the original on November 7, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Kehr, Dave (January 2, 2007). "Luc Moullet and George Reeves". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Who killed Superman?". The Guardian. November 17, 2006.
  4. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (August 20, 2006). "The (Tinsel) Town That Ate Superman". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "The Death of George Reeves – The Original Superman". April 16, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  6. ^ Henderson, Jan Alan, Speeding Bullet, M. Bifulco, 1999; ISBN 0-9619596-4-9

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