Actor Sgt George Reeves US Army Air Force (Served 1943-1946) Short Bio: In 1943, Reeves landed his first starring role in the box office hit So Proudly We Hail!, in which he played a wounded World War II soldier who falls in love with costar Claudette Colbert. Shortly after the film's release, Reeves put his career on hold to enlist in the army. Joining the Special Theatrical Unit of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he appeared in several training films.
George Reeves (1914-59), born George Keefer Brewer on Jan. 5, 1914, was an American actor best known for his role as Superman in the 1950's TV show Adventures of Superman. His death on June 16, 1959, at age 45, from a gunshot remains a subject of debate, the official finding was suicide, but some believe he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting.
The Unsolved Death and Mysterious Afterlife of Televisions Superman... George Reeves! Superman died at 1:59 am on June 16, 1959. Not the comic book character, of course, but the man who personified the real Superman for an entire generation of television fans. George Reeves, it was discovered, was not faster than a speeding bullet after all. Even though the initial coroner’s report listed Re