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Cause of death  Gunshot wound
Role  actor
Name  George Reeves

Other names  George Bessolo
Nationality  American
Height  1.85 m
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Full Name  George Keefer Brewer
Born  January 5, 1914 (1914-01-05) Woolstock, Iowa, U.S.
Resting place  Mountain View CemeteryPasadena Mausoleum, Sunrise CorridorAltadena, California, U.S.34°11′02″N 118°08′59″W / 34.1840°N 118.1497°W / 34.1840; -118.1497
Education  Polytechnic School (1929), Pasadena, California
Alma mater  Pasadena Junior College
Spouse  Ellanora Needles (m. 1940–1950)
Parents  Don Brewer, Frank Bessolo, Helen Lescher
Movies and TV shows  Adventures of Superman, Gone with the Wind, Superman and the Mole Men, Stamp Day for Superman, So Proudly We Hail!
Similar People  Christopher Reeve, Noel Neill, Kirk Alyn, Toni Mannix, Jack Larson
Died  June 16, 1959 (aged 45) Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman.


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His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a polarizing topic; the official finding was suicide, but some believe that he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting.

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Early life

Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer on January 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa, the son of Donald Carl Brewer and Helen Lescher. Reeves was born five months into their marriage and the couple separated soon after Reeves' birth. At this time, Reeves and his mother moved from Iowa to her home of Galesburg, Illinois.

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Later, Reeves' mother, who was of German descent, moved to California to stay with her sister. There she met and married Frank Joseph Bessolo while Reeves' father married Helen Schultz in 1925. Reeves reportedly never saw his father again. In 1927, Frank Bessolo adopted George as his own son, and the boy took on his stepfather's last name, becoming George Bessolo. The Bessolo marriage lasted 15 years, ending in divorce, with the couple separating while Reeves was away visiting relatives. When he returned, his mother told him his stepfather had committed suicide.

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According to biographer Jim Beaver, Reeves did not know for several years that Bessolo was still alive. Reeves began acting and singing in high school and continued performing on stage as a student at Pasadena Junior College.

Acting career

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While studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, Reeves met his future wife, Ellanora Needles. They married on September 22, 1940, in San Gabriel, California, at the Church of Our Savior. They had no children and divorced 10 years later.

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Reeves' film career began in 1939 when he was cast as Stuart Tarleton (incorrectly listed in the film's credits as Brent Tarleton), one of Scarlett O'Hara's suitors in Gone with the Wind. It was a minor role, but he and Fred Crane were in the film's opening scene. (Reeves and Crane both dyed their hair red to portray the Tarleton twins.) Reeves was contracted to Warner Brothers soon after being cast. Warner changed his professional name to "George Reeves". His Gone with the Wind screen credit reflects the change. Between the start of Gone With the Wind production and its release 12 months later, several films on his Warner contract were made and released, making Gone With the Wind his first film role, but his fifth film release.

He starred in a number of two-reel short subjects and appeared in several B-pictures, including two with Ronald Reagan and three with James Cagney (Torrid Zone, The Fighting 69th, and The Strawberry Blonde). Warner loaned him to producer Alexander Korda to co-star with Merle Oberon in Lydia, a box-office failure. Released from his Warner contract, he signed a contract at Twentieth Century-Fox, but was released after only a handful of films, one of which was the Charlie Chan movie Dead Men Tell. He freelanced, appearing in five Hopalong Cassidy westerns before director Mark Sandrich cast Reeves as Lieutenant John Summers opposite Claudette Colbert in So Proudly We Hail! (1942), a war drama for Paramount Pictures.

Reeves was drafted into the U.S. Army in early 1943. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Air Forces and performed in the USAAF's Broadway show Winged Victory. The long Broadway run was followed by a national tour and a movie version. Reeves was then transferred to the Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit, where he made training films.

Discharged at the war's end, Reeves returned to Hollywood. However, many studios were slowing down their production schedules, and some production units had shut down completely. He appeared in a pair of outdoor thrillers with Ralph Byrd and in a Sam Katzman-produced serial, The Adventures of Sir Galahad. Reeves fit the rugged requirements of the roles and, with his retentive memory for dialogue, he did well under rushed production conditions. He was able to play against type and starred as a villainous gold hunter in a Johnny Weissmuller Jungle Jim film. Separated from his wife (their divorce became final in 1950), Reeves moved to New York City in 1949. He performed on live television anthology programs, as well as on radio, and then returned to Hollywood in 1951 for a role in a Fritz Lang film, Rancho Notorious.

In 1953, Reeves played a minor character, Sergeant Maylon Stark, in the motion picture From Here to Eternity. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and gave Reeves the distinction of appearing in two "Best Picture" films.


In June 1951, Reeves was offered the role of Superman in a new television series titled Adventures of Superman. He was initially reluctant to take the role because, like many actors of his time, he considered television unimportant and believed few would see his work. The half-hour films were shot on tight schedules; at least two shows were made every six days. According to commentaries on the Adventures of Superman DVD sets, multiple scripts would be filmed simultaneously to take advantage of the standing sets so that, for example, all the "Perry White's office" scenes for three or four episodes would be shot the same day and the various "apartment" scenes would be done consecutively.

Reeves' career as Superman had begun with Superman and the Mole Men, a film intended both as a B-picture and as the pilot for the TV series. Immediately after completing it, Reeves and the crew began production of the first season's episodes, all shot over 13 weeks in the summer of 1951. The series went on the air the following year, and Reeves was amazed at becoming a national celebrity. In 1952, the struggling ABC Network purchased the show for national broadcast, which gave him greater visibility.

The Superman cast members had restrictive contracts which prevented them from taking other work that might interfere with the series. Except for the second season, the Superman schedule was brief (13 shows shot two per week, a total of seven weeks out of a year), but all had a "30-day clause", which meant that the producers could demand their exclusive services for a new season on four weeks' notice. This prevented long-term work on major films with long schedules, stage plays which might lead to a lengthy run, or any other series work.

Reeves, however, had earnings from personal appearances beyond his meager salary, and his affection for his young fans was genuine. Reeves took his role model status seriously, avoiding cigarettes where children could see him and eventually quitting smoking. He kept his private life discreet. Nevertheless, he had a romantic relationship with a married ex-showgirl eight years his senior, Toni Mannix, wife of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer general manager Eddie Mannix.

In the documentary Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, Jack Larson described how when he first met Reeves he told him that he enjoyed his performance in So Proudly We Hail! According to Larson, Reeves said that if Mark Sandrich had not died, he would not be there in "this monkey suit". Larson said it was the only time he heard Reeves say anything negative about being Superman.

Between the first and second seasons of Superman, Reeves got sporadic acting assignments in one-shot TV anthology programs and in two feature films, Forever Female (1953) and Fritz Lang's The Blue Gardenia (1953), but by the time the series was airing nationwide, Reeves found himself so associated with Superman and Clark Kent that it was difficult for him to find other roles.

Reeves worked tirelessly with Toni Mannix to raise money to fight myasthenia gravis. He served as national chairman for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation in 1955. During the second season, Reeves appeared in a short film for the Treasury Department entitled Stamp Day for Superman, in which he caught the villains and told children why they should invest in government savings stamps.

After two seasons, Reeves was dissatisfied with the one-dimensional role and low salary. He was 40 years old and wished to quit and move on with his career. The producers looked elsewhere for a new star, allegedly contacting Kirk Alyn, the actor who had first portrayed Superman in the original movie serials and who had initially refused to play the role on television.

Reeves established his own production company and conceived a TV adventure series called Port of Entry which would be shot on location in Hawaii and Mexico, writing the pilot script himself. However, Superman producers offered him a salary increase and he returned to the series. He was reportedly making $5,000 per week, but only while the show was in production (about eight weeks each year). As for Port of Entry, Reeves was never able to gain financing for the project, and the show was never made.

In 1957, the producers considered a theatrical film Superman and the Secret Planet. A script was commissioned from David Chantler, who had written many of the TV scripts. In 1959, however, negotiations began for a renewal of the series, with 26 episodes scheduled to go into production. (John Hamilton, who had played Perry White, died in 1958, so the former film-serial Perry White Pierre Watkin was to replace him.)

By mid 1959, contracts were signed, costumes refitted, and new teleplay writers assigned. Noel Neill was quoted as saying that the cast of Superman was ready to do a new series of the still-popular show.

Attempting to showcase his versatility, Reeves sang on the Tony Bennett show in August 1956. He appeared as Superman on I Love Lucy (Episode #165, Lucy Meets Superman") in 1956. Character actor Ben Welden had acted with Reeves in the Warner Bros. days and frequently guest-starred on Superman. He said, "After the I Love Lucy show, Superman was no longer a challenge to him.... I know he enjoyed the role, but he used to say, 'Here I am, wasting my life.'" His good friend Bill Walsh, a producer at Disney Studios, gave Reeves a prominent role in Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956), in which Reeves wore a beard and mustache. It was to be his final feature film appearance.

Reeves, Noel Neill, Natividad Vacío, Gene LeBell, and a trio of musicians toured with a public appearance show from 1957 onward. The first half of the show was a Superman sketch in which Reeves and Neill performed with LeBell as a villain called "Mr. Kryptonite" who captured Lois Lane. Kent then rushed offstage to return as Superman, who came to the rescue and fought with the bad guy. The second half of the show was Reeves out of costume and as himself, singing and accompanying himself on the guitar. Vacio and Neill accompanied him in duets.

Reeves and Toni Mannix split in 1958, and Reeves announced his engagement to society playgirl Leonore Lemmon. Reeves was apparently scheduled to marry Lemmon on June 19 and then spend their honeymoon in Tijuana. He complained to friends, columnists, and his mother of his financial problems. The planned revival of Superman was apparently a small lifeline. Reeves had also hoped to direct a low-budget science-fiction film written by a friend from his Pasadena Playhouse days, and he had discussed the project with his first Lois Lane, Phyllis Coates, the previous year. However, Reeves and his partner failed to find financing, and the film was never made. Another Superman stage show was scheduled for July with a planned stage tour of Australia. Reeves had options for making a living, but those options apparently all involved playing Superman again—a role that he was not eager to reprise at age 45.

Jack Larson and Noel Neill both remembered Reeves as a noble Southern gentleman (even though he was from Iowa) with a sign on his dressing room door that said "Honest George, the people's friend". Reeves had been made a "Kentucky Colonel" during a publicity trip in the South, and the sign on his dressing room door was replaced with a new one that read "Honest George, also known as Col. Reeves", created by the show's prop department. A photo of a smiling Reeves and the sign appears in Gary Grossman's book about the show.


Reeves died of a gunshot wound to the head in the upstairs bedroom of his home in Benedict Canyon between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. on June 16, 1959, according to the Los Angeles Police Department report. The police arrived within the hour. Present in the house at the time of the incident were Leonore Lemmon (Reeves' fiancée), William Bliss, writer Robert Condon, and Carol Van Ronkel, who lived a few blocks away with her husband, screenwriter Rip Van Ronkel.

According to these witnesses, Lemmon and Reeves had been dining and drinking earlier in the evening in the company of writer Condon, who was ghostwriting an autobiography of prizefighter Archie Moore. Reeves and Lemmon had an argument at the restaurant in front of Condon, and the three of them returned home. However, Lemmon stated in interviews with Reeves' biographer Jim Beaver that she and Reeves had not accompanied friends to the restaurant but rather to wrestling matches. Contemporaneous news items indicate that Reeves' friend Gene LeBell was wrestling that night—yet LeBell's own recollections are that he did not see Reeves after a workout session earlier in the day.

Sometime near midnight, after Reeves had gone to bed, an impromptu party began when Bliss and Carol Van Ronkel arrived at the Reeves home. Reeves angrily came downstairs and complained about the noise. After blowing off steam, he stayed with the guests for a while, had a drink, and then retired upstairs again in a bad mood. The guests later heard a single gunshot from upstairs. Bliss ran upstairs into Reeves' bedroom and found him lying across the bed dead, his naked body facing upward and his feet on the floor. It is believed that this corroborated Reeves' sitting position on the edge of the bed when he allegedly shot himself, after which his body fell back on the bed and the .30 caliber (7.65×21mm) Luger pistol fell between his feet.

Statements made by the witnesses to the police and to the press essentially agree. Neither Leonore Lemmon nor other guests who were at the scene made any apology for their delay in calling the police after hearing the fatal gunshot that killed Reeves; the shock of the death, the lateness of the hour, and their state of intoxication were given as reasons for the delay. Police said that all of the witnesses present were extremely inebriated and that coherent stories were very difficult to obtain from them.

In contemporary news articles, Lemmon attributed Reeves' alleged suicide to depression caused by his "failed career" and inability to find more work. The report made by the Los Angeles Police states, "[Reeves was]... depressed because he couldn't get the sort of parts he wanted." Newspapers and wire-service reports quoted LAPD Sergeant V.A. Peterson as saying: "Miss Lemmon blurted, 'He's probably going to go shoot himself.' A noise was heard upstairs. She continued, 'He's opening a drawer to get the gun.' A shot was heard. 'See there—I told you so!'"'

The official story given by Lemmon to the police placed her in the living room with party guests at the time of the shooting, but hearsay statements from Reeves' friend and colleague from Gone With The Wind Fred Crane put Leonore Lemmon either inside or in direct proximity to Reeves' bedroom. According to Crane (who was not present), Bill Bliss had told Millicent Trent after the shot rang out, while Bliss was having a drink, that Leonore Lemmon came downstairs and said, “Tell them I was down here, tell them I was down here!”

A number of questionable physical findings were reported by investigators and others: No fingerprints were recovered from the gun. There were no muzzle discharge burns typically associated with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No gunpowder residue was found on Reeves' hands. (Some sources contend that it may not have been looked for, as gunshot residue testing was not routinely performed in 1959.) The bullet that killed Reeves was recovered from the bedroom ceiling, and the spent shell casing was found under his body. Two additional bullets were discovered embedded in the bedroom floor. All three bullets had been fired from the weapon found at Reeves' feet, though all witnesses agreed they heard only one gunshot, and there was no sign of forced entry or other physical evidence that a second person was in the room. Despite the unanswered questions, Reeves' death was officially ruled a suicide, based on witness statements, physical evidence at the scene, and the autopsy report.

Reeves's mother thought the ruling premature and peremptory, and retained attorney Jerry Giesler to petition for a reinvestigation of the case as a possible homicide. The findings of a second autopsy, conducted at Giesler's request, were the same as the first, except for a series of bruises of unknown origin about the head and body. A month later, having uncovered no evidence contradicting the official finding, Giesler announced that he was satisfied that the gunshot wound had been self-inflicted, and withdrew.

Reeves is interred at Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena, California. In 1960, Reeves was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard for his contributions to the TV industry. In 1985, he was posthumously named one of the honorees by DC Comics in the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great.


Actors Alan Ladd and Gig Young were reportedly skeptical of the official determination. Reeves' friend Rory Calhoun told a reporter, "No one in Hollywood believed the suicide story." In their book Hollywood Kryptonite, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger make a case for the involvement of Toni Mannix, the wife of MGM vice president and fixer Eddie Mannix, with whom Reeves had been having an affair. Others suggested that Eddie Mannix—rumored to have mafia ties—ordered Reeves killed.

The 2006 film Hollywoodland, starring Ben Affleck as Reeves and Adrien Brody as a fictional investigator loosely based on actual detective Milo Speriglio, dramatizes the investigation of Reeves' death. The movie suggests three possible scenarios: accidental shooting by Lemmon, murder by an unnamed hitman under orders from Eddie Mannix, and suicide.

Toni Mannix suffered from Alzheimer's disease for years and died in 1983. In 1999, Los Angeles publicist Edward Lozzi claimed that Toni Mannix had confessed to a Catholic priest in Lozzi's presence that she was responsible for having Reeves killed. (This was following the resurrection of the Reeves case by TV shows Unsolved Mysteries and Mysteries and Scandals.) Lozzi made the claim on TV tabloid shows, including Extra, Inside Edition, and Court TV. In the wake of Hollywoodland's publicity in 2006, Mr. Lozzi repeated his story to the tabloid The Globe and to the LA Times, where the statement was disputed by Jack Larson. Larson stated that facts which he knew from his close friendship with Toni Mannix precluded Lozzi's story from being true. According to Lozzi, he lived with and then visited the elderly Mannix from 1979 to 1982 and on at least a half-dozen occasions he called a priest when Mrs. Mannix feared death and wanted to confess her sins. Mannix suffered from Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia, but Lozzi insists that her "confession" was made during a period of lucidity in Mannix's home before she was moved from her house to a hospital. Mannix lived in a hospital suite for the last several years of her life, having donated a large portion of her estate to the hospital in exchange for perpetual care. Lozzi also told of Tuesday night prayer sessions that Toni Mannix conducted with him and others at an altar shrine to Reeves that she had built in her home. Lozzi stated, "During these prayer sessions she prayed loudly and trance-like to Reeves and God, and without confessing yet, asked them for forgiveness." Lozzi's claim, however, is unsupported by independent evidence.


Adventures of Superman (TV Series) as
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
- The Gentle Monster (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Big Forget (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Superman Silver Mine (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Atomic Captive (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Mysterious Cube (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Divide and Conquer (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Magic Secret (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Last Knight (1958) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Whatever Goes Up (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Mr. Zero (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Stolen Elephant (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Prince Albert Coat (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Phony Alibi (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Close Shave (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Money to Burn (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Disappearing Lois (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Man Who Made Dreams Come True (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Tomb of Zaharan (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Town That Wasn't (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Tin Hero (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Peril in Paris (1957) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Jolly Roger (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Phantom Ring (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Deadly Rock (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Blackmail (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Dagger Island (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Wedding of Superman (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Girl Who Hired Superman (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Jimmy the Kid (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Topsy Turvy (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Peril by Sea (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Big Freeze (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Unlucky Number (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Joey (1956) - Superman / Clark Kent
- King for a Day (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Seven Souvenirs (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Flight to the North (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Bully of Dry Gulch (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Magic Necklace (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Clark Kent, Outlaw (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Olsen's Millions (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Test of a Warrior (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Great Caesar's Ghost (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Superman Week (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Lucky Cat (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Talking Clue (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Through the Time Barrier (1955) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Around the World with Superman (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Whistling Bird (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Star of Fate (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Lady in Black (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Golden Vulture (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Beware the Wrecker (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Perry White's Scoop (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Semi-Private Eye (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Boy Who Hated Superman (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Clown Who Cried (1954) - Superman / Clark Kent
- My Friend Superman (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Jungle Devil (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Machine That Could Plot Crimes (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Panic in the Sky (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Man in the Lead Mask (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Face and the Voice (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent / Boulder
- The Dog Who Knew Superman (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- A Ghost for Scotland Yard (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Superman in Exile (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Defeat of Superman (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Shot in the Dark (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Jet Ace (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Man Who Could Read Minds (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Big Squeeze (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Five Minutes to Doom (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Crime Wave (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Ghost Wolf (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Czar of the Underworld (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Human Bomb (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Riddle of the Chinese Jade (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Evil Three (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Drums of Death (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Runaway Robot (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Mystery in Wax (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Double Trouble (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Treasure of the Incas (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Stolen Costume (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Deserted Village (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- No Holds Barred (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Secret of Superman (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Rescue (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Mind Machine (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Birthday Letter (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Night of Terror (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Monkey Mystery (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Mystery of the Broken Statues (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Case of the Talkative Dummy (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Haunted Lighthouse (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
- Superman on Earth (1952) - Superman / Clark Kent
I Love Lucy (TV Series) as
- Lucy and Superman (1957) - Superman
Westward Ho, the Wagons! as
James Stephen
Super Circus (TV Series) as
- Superman Saves the Circus (1955) - Superman
Stamp Day for Superman (Short) as
Superman / Clark Kent
Forever Female as
George Courtland
From Here to Eternity as
Sgt. Maylon Stark (uncredited)
The Blue Gardenia as
Police Capt. Sam Haynes
The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) as
Mr. Lindsey
- Heart of Gold (1952) - Mr. Lindsey
Kraft Theatre (TV Series) as
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
- Storm in a Teacup (1950)
- Kelly (1950) - Sergeant Stivers
- Seen But Not Heard (1949)
Fireside Theatre (TV Series) as
John Carter
- Hurry, Hurry (1952) - John Carter
Rancho Notorious as
Bugles in the Afternoon as
Lt. Smith
Superman and the Mole-Men as
Superman / Clark Kent
Lights Out (TV Series) as
- Leda's Portrait (1951) - Nelson
- The Ides of April (1950)
Suspense (TV Series) as
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
- The Thin Edge of Violence (1949)
The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
- The Star of India (1950)
Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1950)
The Web (TV Series)
- Talk of the Town (1950)
- Home for Christmas (1950)
Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- The Great Nonentity (1950)
- White Mail (1950)
The Trap (TV Series)
- Sentence of Death (1950)
The Good Humor Man as
Stuart Nagle
The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Uncertain Molly Collicutt (1950)
Believe It or Not (TV Series)
- Journey Through the Darkness (1950)
The Silver Theatre (TV Series) as
Frank Telford
- The First Show of 1950 (1950) - Frank Telford
- Silent as the Grave (1949)
The Adventures of Sir Galahad as
Sir Galahad
Samson and Delilah as
Wounded Messenger
Actor's Studio (TV Series) as
- The Midway (1949) - Mike
- O'Halloran's Luck (1949)
The Great Lover as
The Clock (TV Series)
- Payment on Time (1949)
- The Whisper (1949)
Special Agent as
Paul Devereaux
The Mutineers as
Thomas Nagle
Jungle Jim as
Bruce Edwards
Thunder in the Pines as
Jeff Collins
Jungle Goddess as
Mike Patton
The Sainted Sisters as
Sam Stoaks
Variety Girl as
George Reeves (uncredited)
Champagne for Two (Short) as
Jerry Malone
Airborne Lifeboat (Short) as
Time to Kill (Short) as
Winged Victory as
Lt. Thompson (as Sgt. George Reeves)
Bar 20 as
Lin Bradley
The Kansan as
Jesse James (uncredited)
So Proudly We Hail! as
Lt. John Summers
The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (Short) as
Tom Smith
Colt Comrades as
Lin Whitlock
Leather Burners as
Harrison Brooke
Buckskin Frontier as
Border Patrol as
Don Enrique Perez
Hoppy Serves a Writ as
Steve Jordan
The Mad Martindales as
Julio Rigo
Sex Hygiene (Short) as
First Sergeant
Blue, White and Perfect as
Juan Arturo O'Hara
Man at Large as
Bob Grayson
Lydia as
Bob Willard
Throwing a Party (Short) as
Larry Scoffield
Blood and Sand as
Captain Pierre Lauren
Dead Men Tell as
Bill Lydig
The Lady and the Lug (Short) as
Doug Abbott
The Strawberry Blonde as
Meet the Fleet (Short) as
Father Is a Prince as
Gary Lee
Always a Bride as
Michael 'Mike' Stevens
Knute Rockne All American as
Distraught Player vs. West Point (uncredited)
Calling All Husbands as
Dan Williams
Argentine Nights as
Eduardo 'El Tigre' Estaban
Ladies Must Live as
George Halliday
Pony Express Days (Short) as
Bill Cody
Gambling on the High Seas as
Torrid Zone as
Tear Gas Squad as
Joe McCabe
'Til We Meet Again as
Jimmy Coburn
Virginia City as
Maj. Drewery's Union Telegrapher (uncredited)
Calling Philo Vance as
Steamship Clerk (uncredited)
The Fighting 69th as
Jack O'Keefe (uncredited)
Four Wives as
Laboratory Man (uncredited)
Gone with the Wind as
Brent Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
On Dress Parade as
Southern Soldier in Trench (uncredited)
The Monroe Doctrine (Short) as
John Sturgis
Espionage Agent as
Warrington's Secretary (uncredited)
Ride, Cowboy, Ride (Short) as
Pancho Dominguez
Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- All That Glitters (1958)
- The Perils of Superman (1958)
- The Brainy Burro (1958)
Arson, Inc. (assistant to director - uncredited) / (dialogue director)
Suspense (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Bomber Command (1950) - (performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited)
The Strawberry Blonde (performer: "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" (1902), "Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis" (1904) - uncredited)
Argentine Nights (performer: "Amigo, We Go Riding Tonight")
Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (acknowledgment)
Hollywood Insider (TV Series) as
- A Tribute to Richard Donner: Father of the Modern Superhero Movie (2021) - Self
The Tony Bennett Show (TV Series) as
- Tourists' Broadway (1956) - Self
Funny Boners (TV Series) as
Self - as Superman
- Superman Visits (1955) - Self - as Superman
The Linkletter Show (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 30 December 1954 (1954) - Self
Sheriff John's Cartoon Time (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 6 August 1953 (1953) - Self
Archive Footage
The Bigger Bubble (Documentary) (announced) as
Superman (Stamp Day for Superman)
WatchMojo (TV Series) as
- Top 10 Shocking Classic Film Star Scandals (2018) - Self
Superheroes Decoded (TV Series documentary) as
- American Rebels (2017) - Superman (uncredited)
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (Video documentary) as
Clark Kent / Superman
The Life and Legacy of George Reeves (Video short) as
MovieReal: Hollywoodland (TV Movie documentary) as
The Curse of Superman (TV Movie documentary) as
Superman / Clark Kent (uncredited)
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (TV Movie documentary) as
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special (TV Special documentary)
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
- George Reeves: The Perils of a Superhero (2000) - Self
Television: The First Fifty Years (Video documentary) as
Clark Kent / Superman
E! Mysteries & Scandals (TV Series documentary) as
- George Reeves (1998) - Self
Unsolved Mysteries (TV Series documentary) as
Self - Actor & Possible Murder Victim
- Episode #8.5 (1995) - Self - Actor & Possible Murder Victim
This Boy's Life as
Superman (uncredited)
Derrick contre Superman (TV Short) as
Superman (as Steve Reeves)
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths (Video documentary) as
Death in Hollywood (Video documentary) as
Batman and Robin and the Other Super Heroes (Video documentary) as
Action Heroes of Movies & T.V. (Video documentary) as
Hollywood Scandals and Tragedies (Video documentary) as
Movie Star Commercials and Important Messages (Video documentary) as
Oops, those Hollywood Bloopers! (Video documentary) as
Arena (TV Series documentary) as
- The Comic Strip Hero (1981) - Self
Hollywood at War: A Compilation of War Time Shorts (Video documentary) as
Kisses as
Superman as
Superman / Clark Kent
Such Good Friends as
Superman (uncredited)
San Francisco Mix (TV Series) as
Superman / Clark Kent
- Dressing (1971) - Superman / Clark Kent
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
James Stephen
- Westward Ho the Wagons!: White Man's Medicine (1961) - James Stephen
- Westward Ho the Wagons!: Ambush at Wagon Gap (1961) - James Stephen
- Along the Oregon Trail (1956) - James Stephen
Superman's Peril as
Clark Kent / Superman
Superman and the Jungle Devil as
Clark Kent / Superman
Superman Flies Again as
Clark Kent / Superman
Superman in Exile as
Clark Kent / Superman / Boulder
Superman in Scotland Yard as
Clark Kent / Superman
Adventures of Superman (TV Series) as
Superman / Clark Kent
- The Unknown People: Part II (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
- The Unknown People: Part I (1953) - Superman / Clark Kent
Footlights Theater (TV Series) as
Mr. Lindsey
- Heart of Gold (1953) - Mr. Lindsey
Breakdowns of 1941 (Short) as
Self (uncredited)


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