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George Reeves (I) (1914–1959)


George Reeves was raised in Pasadena, California, and educated at Pasadena Junior College. He was a skilled amateur boxer and musician. He interned as an actor at the famed Pasadena Playhouse, and was discovered there. He was cast as Brent Tarleton in Gone with the Wind (1939). Over the next ten years he was contracted to Warners, Fox and ... See full bio »

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 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sergeant Maylon Stark (uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Stuart Nagle
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Wounded Messenger
 1949 The Great Lover
Williams
 1949 Special Agent
Paul Devereaux
 1949 The Mutineers
Thomas Nagle
 1948 Jungle Jim
Bruce Edwards
 1948 The Sainted Sisters
Sam Stoaks
 1947 Variety Girl
George Reeves (uncredited)
 1944 Winged Victory
Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
 1943 The Kansan
Jesse James (uncredited)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. John Summers
 1943 Colt Comrades
Lin Whitlock
 1943 Leather Burners
Harrison Brooke
 1943 Buckskin Frontier
Surveyor
 1943 Border Patrol
Don Enrique Perez
 1943 Hoppy Serves a Writ
Steve Jordan
 1942 The Mad Martindales
Julio Rigo
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Juan Arturo O'Hara
 1941 Man at Large
Bob Grayson
 1941 Lydia
Bob Willard
 1941 Blood and Sand
Captain Pierre Lauren
 1941 Dead Men Tell
Bill Lydig
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Harold
 1940 Father Is a Prince
Gary Lee
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Distraught Player (uncredited)
 1940 Calling All Husbands
Dan Williams
 1940 Ladies Must Live
George Halliday
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
Reporter
 1940 Torrid Zone
Sancho
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Joe McCabe
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Jimmy Coburn
 1940 Virginia City
Maj. Drewery's Union Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
Steamship Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Jack O'Keefe (uncredited)
 1939 Four Wives
Laboratory Man (uncredited)
 1939 On Dress Parade
Southern Soldier in Trench (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Nightshade (1953). Drama. Written by Ken Englund and Sidney Field. World Premiere: March 12, 1953, Pasadena Playhouse, California. Directed by Demetrios Vilan and John Bryant (also appearing). Cast included Paula Raymond, Evelyn Scott, Natividad Vacío, Jack Hill, William Kean and Louise Lorimer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

George Bessolo | Sgt. George Reeves | Steve Reeves

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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A skilled musician, he appeared briefly with his Adventures of Superman (1952) co-star Noel Neill in a touring county-fair act in which she sang and he played guitar and upright bass, following his performance of a wrestling/judo act as Superman (versus "Mr. Kryptonite," "Gene LeBell"). See more »

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Capricorn

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