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George Reeves

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Birthday
5, 1914
Birthplace
Woolstock, IA
Death Date
Jun 16, 1959 (45)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1914
Birthplace
Woolstock, IA
Death Date
Jun 16, 1959 (45)

About

Played the role of TV's Superman in the 1950s and continued with the role in a multitude of different ways.

Before Fame

He was a heavyweight boxer for a few years, competing in amateur matches, until he was ordered to stop by his mother.

Trivia

He died of a gunshot wound which led to an unsolved case.

Family Life

He married Ellanora Needles in 1940, and the pair divorced nine years later.

Associated With

He was known for playing Superman during his life and Christopher Reeve, was also later noted for his role as Superman.