George Reeves

Actor George Reeves

Full Name: George Keefer Brewer
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: George Reeves was the first actor to portray Superman on TV, appearing in the "Adventures of Superman" 1952-58.

Reeves also appeared in "Gone with the Wind".

Reeves died in controversial circumstances in 1959 of a gun shot to the head. Reeves death was officially ruled a suicide but alternative theories persisted including a mob hit and the case has featured on such TV programs as " Unsolved Mysteries".

Born: January 5, 1914
Birthplace: Woolstock, Iowa, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: June 16, 1959 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

Married Life

  • 1940-09-22 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

Historical Events

  • 1952-09-19 "Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US

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