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George Reeves (I) (1914–1959)


George Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, to Helen Roberta (Lescher) and Donald C. Brewer. He was of German, English, and Scottish descent. 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, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman Clark Kent / Superman / Boulder
(1952-1958)
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Brent Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
(1939)
Superman and the Mole-Men
Superman and the Mole-Men Superman / Clark Kent
(1951)
So Proudly We Hail!
So Proudly We Hail! Lt. John Summers
(1943)

Filmography

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 1957 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Superman
 1955 Funny Boners (TV Series)
Superman
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sergeant Maylon Stark (uncredited)
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Lindsey
- Heart of Gold (1952) ... Mr. Lindsey
 1949-1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Sgt. Stivers / The Captain / Don Richie / ...
- Six by Six (1952)
- Kelly (1951) ... Sgt. Stivers
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
John Carter
- Hurry, Hurry (1952) ... John Carter
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Leda's Portrait (1951)
 1950 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1950)
 1949-1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Roger Sherman / Bill Reed / D.P. Bradford
- The Brush Off (1950) ... Roger Sherman
- The Bomber Command (1950) ... D.P. Bradford
 1950 The Web (TV Series)
- Talk of the Town (1950)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- White Mail (1950)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Stuart Nagle
 1950 Believe It or Not (TV Series)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Wounded Messenger
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- The Midway (1949)
 1949 The Great Lover
Williams
 1949 The Clock (TV Series)
- Payment on Time (1949)
- Episode #1.20 (1949)
 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)
 1947 Champagne for Two (Short)
Jerry Malone
 1945 Airborne Lifeboat (Short)
Pilot
 1945 Time to Kill (Short)
Frank
 1944 Winged Victory
Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
 1943 The Kansan
Jesse James (uncredited)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Lt. John Summers
 1943 The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (Short)
Tom Smith
 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 Sex Hygiene (Short)
First Sergeant
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Juan Arturo O'Hara
 1941 Man at Large
Bob Grayson
 1941 Lydia
Bob Willard
 1941 Throwing a Party (Short)
Larry Scoffield
 1941 Blood and Sand
Captain Pierre Lauren
 1941 Dead Men Tell
Bill Lydig
 1941 The Lady and the Lug (Short)
Doug Abbott
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Harold
 1940 Meet the Fleet (Short)
Benson
 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)
 1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride (Short)
Pancho Dominguez / Sam Brenner
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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 | 2 Portrayals | 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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Personally defended Noel Neill when she replaced Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane in the second season of the Superman TV series when he felt the director was being too harsh with her. He also defended Robert Shayne, who played Inspector Henderson, when Shayne was accused of being a radical during the 1950s witch hunt and was in danger of losing his job. Producer Whitney Ellsworth also defended Shayne... See more »

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