Why Famous: 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".
- 1940-09-22 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California
- 1952-09-19 "Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US