George Reeves (I) (1914–1959)

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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. Following his parents' divorce and his mother's remarriage to Frank J. Bessolo, Reeves was raised in Pasadena, California, and educated at Pasadena Junior College. He was a skilled amateur... See full bio »

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Known For

Adventures of Superman Clark Kent / Superman / Boulder
Gone with the Wind Stuart Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
Superman and the Mole-Men Superman / Clark Kent


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 1952-1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Superman / Clark Kent / Boulder
- All That Glitters (1958) ... Superman / Clark Kent
- The Perils of Superman (1958) ... Superman / Clark Kent
- The Brainy Burro (1958) ... Superman / Clark Kent
- Three in One (1958) ... Superman / Clark Kent
- Superman's Wife (1958) ... Superman / Clark Kent
 1957 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
- Lucy and Superman (1957) ... Superman
 1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons!
James Stephen
 1955 Super Circus (TV Series)
- Superman Saves the Circus (1955) ... Superman
 1954 Stamp Day for Superman (Short)
Superman / Clark Kent
 1953 Forever Female
George Courtland
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sgt. Maylon Stark (uncredited)
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Police Capt. Sam Haynes
 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
- Feathers in a Gale (1950) ... The Captain
- The Wind Is Ninety (1950) ... Don Richie
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
John Carter
- Hurry, Hurry (1952) ... John Carter
 1952 Rancho Notorious
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
Lt. Smith
 1951 Superman and the Mole-Men
Superman / Clark Kent
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Leda's Portrait (1951) ... Nelson
 1949-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
Roger Sherman / Bill Reed / D.P. Bradford
- The Fool's Heart (1951)
- The Brush Off (1950) ... Roger Sherman
- Murder at the Mardi Gras (1950) ... Bill Reed
- The Bomber Command (1950) ... D.P. Bradford
 1950 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1950)
 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)
 1949-1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Frank Telford
- The First Show of 1950 (1950) ... Frank Telford
 1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad
Sir Galahad
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Wounded Messenger
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- The Midway (1949) ... Mike
 1949 The Great Lover
 1949 The Clock (TV Series)
- Payment on Time (1949)
- The Whisper (1949)
 1949 Special Agent
Paul Devereaux
 1949 The Mutineers
Thomas Nagle
 1948 Jungle Jim
Bruce Edwards
 1948 Thunder in the Pines
Jeff Collins
 1948 Jungle Goddess
Mike Patton
 1948 The Sainted Sisters
Sam Stoaks
 1947 Variety Girl
George Reeves (uncredited)
 1947 Champagne for Two (Short)
Jerry Malone
 1945 Airborne Lifeboat (Short)
 1945 Time to Kill (Short)
 1944 Winged Victory
Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
 1943 Bar 20
Lin Bradley
 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
 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
 1940 Meet the Fleet (Short)
 1940 Father Is a Prince
Gary Lee
 1940 Always a Bride
Michael 'Mike' Stevens
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Distraught Player vs. West Point (uncredited)
 1940 Calling All Husbands
Dan Williams
 1940 Argentine Nights
Eduardo 'El Tigre' Estaban
 1940 Ladies Must Live
George Halliday
 1940 Pony Express Days (Short)
Bill Cody
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
 1940 Torrid Zone
 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 Gone with the Wind
Stuart Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
 1939 On Dress Parade
Southern Soldier in Trench (uncredited)
 1939 The Monroe Doctrine (Short)
John Sturgis
 1939 Espionage Agent
Warrington's Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride (Short)
Pancho Dominguez
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: kl Appeared in "Winged Victory" on Broadway. Musical drama. Written by Moss Hart. Incidental music by Sgt. David Rose. Music arranged by Sgt. David Rose. Assistant Musical Director: M/Sgt. Norman Leyden. Featuring songs by Carmen Dragon, Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr and Robert Crawford. Assistant Lighting Design by S/Sgt. Ralph ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

George Bessolo | Sgt. George Reeves | Steve Reeves


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Ellanora Needles  (divorced)


Frank Bessolo | Helen Lescher

Did You Know?


A false story has circulated that Reeves was hired to play detective Milton Arbogast in Psycho (1960) and filmed a few of his scenes with the rest of the cast just a week before his death. There is no truth to this rumor at all. Reeves died on June 16, 1959, almost two months before Alfred Hitchcock decided to make a film of "Psycho." Work on the script began in October, 1959, four months after ... See more »

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