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George Reeves

George ReevesAKA George Keefer Brewer

Born: 5-Jan-1914
Birthplace: Woolstock, IA
Died: 16-Jun-1959
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Television's first Superman

Military service: US Army Air Corps (Special Theatrical Unit, 1943)

Father: Don Brewer (pharmacist)
Mother: Helen Lescher
Wife: Ellanora Needles (m. 22-Sep-1940, div. 1950)
Girlfriend: Lenore Lemmon (engaged to be married, at time of Reeves' death)

    High School: Pasadena High School, Pasadena, CA (1932)
    University: Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, CA

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6709 Hollywood Blvd (television)
    Adopted by Frank Bessolo (1927)
    Changed Name George Bessolo (1927)
    Visited Disneyland on Opening Day
    Shot: Self-Inflicted Beverly Hills, CA (16-Jun-1959)
    Autopsy

    TELEVISION
    Adventures of Superman Clark Kent (1952-57)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Westward Ho the Wagons! (20-Dec-1956)
    Forever Female (Aug-1953) · George Courtland
    The Blue Gardenia (23-Mar-1953) · Capt. Haynes
    Bugles in the Afternoon (4-Mar-1952) · Lt. Smith
    Rancho Notorious (1-Mar-1952)
    Superman and the Mole Men (23-Nov-1951)
    The Good Humor Man (24-Mar-1950) · Stuart Nagle
    The Great Lover (23-Nov-1949)
    Samson and Delilah (31-Oct-1949) · Wounded Soldier
    Jungle Jim (15-Dec-1948) · Bruce Edwards
    Thunder in the Pines (11-Nov-1948)
    Jungle Goddess (13-Aug-1948)
    The Sainted Sisters (30-Apr-1948)
    Winged Victory (20-Dec-1944)
    Bar 20 (1-Oct-1943)
    So Proudly We Hail! (22-Jun-1943) · Lt. John Summers
    Colt Comrades (18-Jun-1943) · Lin Whitlock
    Blue, White and Perfect (6-Jan-1942)
    Lydia (18-Sep-1941) · Bob
    Blood and Sand (22-May-1941) · Capt. Pierre Lauren
    Dead Men Tell (28-Mar-1941)
    The Strawberry Blonde (22-Feb-1941) · Harold
    Father Is a Prince (18-Nov-1940) · Gary Lee
    Always a Bride (2-Nov-1940) · Mike Stevens
    Gambling on the High Seas (22-Jun-1940) · Reporter
    Torrid Zone (18-May-1940) · Sancho
    Tear Gas Squad (4-May-1940) · Joe McCabe
    'Til We Meet Again (13-Apr-1940) · Jimmy Coburn
    Gone with the Wind (15-Dec-1939) · Brent Tarleton


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