George Reeves

George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman. Reeves also starred as Superman in two feature films “Superman and the Mole Man” (1951) and “Stamp Day For Superman” (1954). His other film credits include “Gone With the Wind” (1939), Blood and Sand” (1941), “So Proudly We Hail (1943), “Adventures of Sir Galahad” (1949), and “From Here to Eternity” (1953). His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a polarizing issue. The official finding was suicide, but some believe he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting.

George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959)

George Reeves
(January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959)

George Reeves as Superman in the 1950s television program "Adventures of Superman".

George Reeves as Superman in the 1950s television program “Adventures of Superman”.

George Reeves with Fred Crane and Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" (1939)

George Reeves with Fred Crane and Vivien Leigh in
“Gone with the Wind” (1939)

George Reeves in "So Proudly We Hail" (1943)

George Reeves in “So Proudly We Hail” (1943)

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