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George Reeves of course is the legendary actor who played Superman in the 1950's television series "The Adventures of Superman" . More on the Adventures of Superman

Born in Iowa, and was raised in Pasadena, California he was an amateur boxer and musician and was educated at Pasadena Junior College. He was discovered as an actor at the Pasadena Playhouse. Reeves enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and appeared in war training films.

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George Reeves Appearances
- Lucy and Superman (1957) TV Episode .... Superman
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) .... James Stephen
Stamp Day for Superman (1954) .... Superman/Clark Kent
Forever Female (1953) .... George Courtland
From Here to Eternity (1953) (uncredited) .... Sgt. Maylon Stark
The Blue Gardenia (1953) .... Police Capt. Sam Haynes
"Adventures of Superman" .... Superman/Clark Kent
- Czar of the Underworld (1953) TV Episode .... Superman/Clark Kent
- The Human Bomb (1953) TV Episode .... Superman/Clark Kent
- The Evil Three (1953) TV Episode .... Superman/Clark Kent
- The Runaway Robot (1953) TV Episode .... Superman/Clark Kent
- The Stolen Costume (1952) TV Episode .... Superman/Clark Kent
(4 more)
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952) .... Lt. Smith
Rancho Notorious (1952) .... Wilson
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) .... Superman/Clark Kent
... aka Superman and the Strange People 
"Lights Out" 
- Leda's Portrait (1951) TV Episode 
- The Ides of April (1950) TV Episode 
"The Web" 
- Talk of the Town (1950) TV Episode 
- Home for Christmas (1950) TV Episode 
"Kraft Television Theatre" 
... aka Kraft Mystery Theatre (new title) 
... aka Kraft Theatre (new title) 
- Feathers in a Gale (1950) TV Episode 
- The Wind Is Ninety (1950) TV Episode 
- Storm in a Teacup (1950) TV Episode 
- Kelly (1950) TV Episode .... Sergeant Stivers
- Seen But Not Heard (1949) TV Episode 
"Starlight Theatre" 
- The Great Nonentity (1950) TV Episode 
- White Mail (1950) TV Episode 
"The Trap" 
- Sentence of Death (1950) TV Episode 
The Good Humor Man (1950) .... Stuart Nagle
- The Bomber Command (1950) TV Episode 
- The Thin Edge of Violence (1949) TV Episode 
"The Silver Theater" 
- The First Show of 1950 (1950) TV Episode 
- Silent as the Grave (1949) TV Episode 

The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949) .... Sir Galahad
"Actor's Studio" 
... aka The Play's the Thing (USA: last season title) 
- The Midway (1949) TV Episode 
- O'Halloran's Luck (1949) TV Episode 
The Great Lover (1949) .... Williams
Samson and Delilah (1949) .... Wounded Messenger
Special Agent (1949) .... Paul Devereaux
The Mutineers (1949) .... Thomas Nagle
... aka Pirate Ship 
Jungle Jim (1948) .... Bruce Edwards
Thunder in the Pines (1948) .... Jeff Collins
Jungle Goddess (1948) .... Mike Patton
The Sainted Sisters (1948) .... Sam Stoaks
Champagne for Two (1947) .... Jerry Malone
... aka Musical Parade: Champagne for Two (USA: series title) 
Winged Victory (1944) (as Sgt. George Reeves) .... Lt. Thompson
Bar 20 (1943) .... Lin Bradley
The Kansan (1943) (uncredited) .... Jesse James
... aka Wagon Wheels (UK) 
The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (1943) .... Tom Smith, Narrator
... aka War Information Film No. 76 
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) .... Lt. John Summers
Colt Comrades (1943) .... Lin Whitlock
Leather Burners (1943) .... Harrison Brooke
Buckskin Frontier (1943) .... Jeff Collins
... aka The Iron Road (UK) 
The Rear Gunner (1943) (uncredited) .... Navigator
Border Patrol (1943) .... Don Enrique Perez
Hoppy Serves a Writ (1943) .... Henchman Steve Jordan
The Mad Martindales (1942) .... Julio
Sex Hygiene (1942) .... Pool player #1
Blue, White and Perfect (1942) .... Juan Arturo O'Hara
Man at Large (1941) .... Bob Grayson
Lydia (1941) .... Bob Willard
... aka Illusions 
Throwing a Party (1941) .... Larry Scoffield
Blood and Sand (1941) .... Captain Pierre Lauren
Dead Men Tell (1941) .... Bill Lydig
The Lady and the Lug (1941) .... Doug Abbott
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) .... Harold
Meet the Fleet (1940) .... Benson
... aka Anchors Aweigh 
Father Is a Prince (1940) .... Gary Lee
... aka Big-Hearted Herbert 
... aka Father Knows Best 
Always a Bride (1940) .... Michael 'Mike' Stevens
Knute Rockne All American (1940) (uncredited) .... Distraught Player
... aka A Modern Hero (UK) 
Calling All Husbands (1940) .... Dan Williams
Argentine Nights (1940) .... Eduardo
Gambling On the High Seas (1940) .... Excited Reporter on Phone
Ladies Must Live (1940) .... George Halliday
... aka The Bridegroom Misbehaves 
... aka The Hometowners 
My Love Came Back (1940) (uncredited) .... Sears (trailer only)
Pony Express Days (1940) .... Bill 'Billy' Cody
... aka Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express 
... aka Wild West Days 
Torrid Zone (1940) .... Sancho, Rosario's Henchman
Tear Gas Squad (1940) .... Joe McCabe
... aka State Cop 
'Til We Meet Again (1940) .... Jimmy Coburn
Virginia City (1940) (uncredited) .... Maj. Drewery's telegrapher
Calling Philo Vance (1940) (uncredited) .... Steamship clerk
The Fighting 69th (1940) (uncredited) .... Jack O'Keefe

Four Wives (1939) (uncredited) .... Laboratory Man Typing Blood
Gone with the Wind (1939) .... Brent Tarleton
On Dress Parade (1939) (uncredited) .... Southern soldier in trench
... aka Dead End Kids at Military School (USA: changed title) 
... aka The 'Dead End' Kids 'On Dress Parade' (USA: complete title) 
Smashing the Money Ring (1939) (uncredited) .... Trial Spectator
... aka Queer Money 
The Monroe Doctrine (1939) .... John Sturgis
Espionage Agent (1939) (uncredited) .... Warrington's secretary
Ride, Cowboy, Ride (1939) .... Pancho Dominguez aka Sam Brenner

Usually did not interact with the young children who were fans of the Superman TV series because they often tried to test his "invulnerability" by assaulting him.

Although it is circulated that he was depressed over being labeled Superman, and that it inhibited his future career, he took the part of "role model" seriously, even the extent of quitting smoking and not making appearances around children with his girlfriends.

The Death of George Reeves
In the early morning hours of June 16, 1959, three days before a planned wedding to Lenore Lemmon, Reeves went to bed after a long night with guests. Shortly thereafter, a shot rang out, and he was found dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. An official inquiry concluded that the death was suicide. His disbelieving mother conducted an investigation of her own, which was inconclusive.

With suicide the official verdict, much speculation resulted as to whether it was because of his failed career. It was also noted that he had suffered a concussion in an auto accident shortly before that event, leading some to suspect that his mental health had been compromised. These facts are recounted in Gary Grossman's 1976 book, Superman: Serial to Cereal. At that time, suicide was the predominant presumed cause of death, and various reasons were cited to justify or explain it.

In recent years, there have been questions raised again as to whether Reeves' death was really a suicide, or whether it was a murder covered up by Hollywood insiders, similar to the claims about suspicious (or allegedly suspicious) deaths of other Hollywood notables (such as Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Todd and Paul Bern).

The 1996 book Hollywood Kryptonite, by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, discusses the issues, the doubts by friends and relatives, the forensic evidence as to whether suicide was even physically possible, whether the shooting was properly investigated by police, and alternative theories. The book makes an interesting argument for Reeves having been the target of a "hit" due to having spurned a long-time lover with mob connections. The hypothesis is that the aforementioned car accident was also an attempted hit. There is no question that Reeves' circle of friends included some unsavory characters. There are groups trying to muster support for re-opening the investigation. However, the allegations and unanswered questions are unlikely ever to be resolved, due to the passage of time and the deaths of apparently everyone who might know the truth of the matter, so for the present, suicide remains the official cause of death.

Hollywoodland the Death of George Reeves by Ben Burgraff