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.
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.
Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer on January 5, 1914, in Woolstock, Iowa, the son of Don 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.
Later, Reeves' mother moved to California to stay with her sister. There, she met and married Frank Bessolo, while Reeves' father married Helen Schultz in 1925. Reeves reportedly never saw his father again...
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