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  George Reeves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reeves received critical praise for his early successes in Hollywood, but his career was then interrupted by military service during World War II.
Reeves had been promised that these episodes would be as serious and action-packed as they were in the early days of the show, he had been guaranteed more creative input, and even slated to direct several of these.
George Reeves married actress Ellanora Needles in 1940.
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 George Reeves
George Keefer Brewer was born in Woolstock, Iowa on January 5, 1914.
George Reeves was only 45 years old on June 16,1959 when he was found dead in his home from a single gun shot to the head.
George's mother knew in the bottom of her heart that her son would not and could not take his own life and immediately hired a private investigation but came up short finding any additional evidence.
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 George Reeves
George Reeves considered himself to be very lucky to be ‘Superman’ on the 50’s television series.
George Reeves (Besselo) was born the small town of Woolstock IA in January of 1914.
George was also big on staying physically fit, which showed in what a powerful looking man he was on the show.
www.ejzastrologer.com /Articles/Reeves.htm   (1202 words)

 Superman Super Site - George Reeves
George Brewer Bessolo Reeves was born in Woolstock, Iowa, in 1914.
Reeves took the part never dreaming that the show would become popular, stay on the air for six years, and that he would become Superman to an entire generation.
Reeves movie career was dead, but he was a star because of Superman.
www.supermansupersite.com /george.html   (497 words)

 Descendants of George Reeves
Reeves was born 1815 in County Kildare, Ireland, and died February 6, 1906 in Mitchell, ON.
William George Reeves, born September 1, 1882; died June 11, 1948 in Seaforth, ON.
Reeves, born December 31, 1904 in Seaforth, ON; died January 13, 1991 in Seaforth, ON.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Pines/6666/descendants_george_reeves.htm   (762 words)

This writer sat in the room where George Reeves had met his demise, be it suicide, homicide, or other, for somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes.
As to the matter of George Reeves haunting his former home, there is as much evidence to confirm as to deny.
George did very few takeoffs after the wire broke during the filming of "Ghost Wolf" and he dropped to the floor.
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 George Reeves Cox, Sr. (1809-1893)
George and Margaret are buried at the George R. Cox Cemetery, located on Road 1409, Alleghany Co., NC.
REEVES and wife Malinda, John A. CROWSE [CROUSE] and wife Sarah, and Toliver HIGGINS and wife Phebe, to Clark TOLIVER, all heirs of Solomon TOLIVER, dec'd, 57 acres including the dwelling of the late Solomon TOLIVER.
George R. COX and wife Margaret to Henry Allen WOLFE and wife Catherine, 33 acres on Macason [Moccasin] Creek.
www.moonzstuff.com /Cheek/CoxGeorgeReeves.html   (809 words)

 DesMoinesRegister.com | Famous Iowans
Reeves was born in tiny Woolstock, northeast of Fort Dodge, as George Keefer Brewer, the son of Helen and Don Brewer, a pharmacist.
Reeves was in California by 1929, later studying drama at the Pasadena Playhouse.
In 1951 Reeves won the lead role in the syndicated television show "The Adventures of Superman," which debuted in the fall of 1952.
desmoinesregister.com /extras/iowans/reeves.html   (330 words)

 George Reeves Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George still appeals to us regardless of our age or lifestyle because he is a timeless hero who we desperately need in the world today—a figurehead of hope and rationality.
George might not have ever had children of his own; but he has an entire generation of children who love, respect, and admire him and the values he held so dear.
George Reeves as Superman provided so many great moments for me. He entertained me, he amazed me and most of all he touched my soul.
www.glasshousepresents.com /hall_of_fame.htm   (3605 words)

 George Reeves TV's Superman: How He Died
Reeves' new love, Lenore Lemmon, stated that the jilted lover was calling Reeves repeatedly at all hours of the day and night, harassing the actor for months before his death.
So much so that Reeves retained an attorney to try to convince the disturbed woman to stop the calls that were coming up to twenty times a day, calls that were sometimes nothing more than annoying hang-ups.
Many who knew Reeves at the time agreed that the actor was happier than he had been in years, looking forward to his upcoming marriage, and eager to begin another season of his still-popular television series.
www.tvparty.com /myssuper2.html   (1445 words)

 Emanuel Levy : Comment - Hollywoodland: George Reeves Conspiracy?
The 1959 death of George Reeves, an icon to millions as Superman, is a Hollywood mystery that continues to command interest nearly 50 years later.
Reeves was the key element of something that was very significant for a whole generation, yet it wasn’t enough for him in his personal life.
George came of age in a Hollywood where an air of elegance was the order of the day.
www.emanuellevy.com /article.php?articleID=3085   (2952 words)

 Superman Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born in Iowa and raised in Pasadena, California, George was an amateur boxer and musician.
Born George Keefer Brewer, but was adopted by step-father and took name George Bessolo, by which he was known until taking the stage name George Reeves in 1939.
George Reeves was a devoute supporter of "The City Of Hope" Cancer reserch hospital and The L.A., Cal. division of United Cerebral Palsy.
www.megspace.com /entertainment/supermancentral/george.html   (1114 words)

 George Reeves
George Reeves played comic-book hero Superman on the 1950s TV series The Adventures of Superman.
Reeves was working at the Pasadena Community Playhouse when he was cast as southern suitor Stuart Tarelton in the epic Gone With the Wind (1939, with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh).
Reeves was no relation to Steve Reeves (the bodybuilder who played Hercules on film in the 1950s) or to actor Christopher Reeve, who later played Superman in feature films...
www.factmonster.com /biography/var/georgereeves.html   (352 words)

George Reeves, it was discovered, was not faster than a speeding bullet after all.
According to Reeves’ friend Arthur Weissman, it was no secret that Eddie Mannix was disliked by everyone and was an uncouth and despicable man. He also believed that Mannix was responsible for the threats and attempts on Reeves’ life.
Reeves’ clandestine girlfriend, Toni Mannix, was an actress and former model who was 25 years younger than her powerful husband.
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George Reeves was born on January 5th, 1914 in Woolstock Iowa.
He also used his fame for charitable causes including becoming the chairman for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation and was instrumental in the creation of the City of Hope, which is a leading Southern California biomedical research and treatment center and hospital for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
George Reeves died on June 16th, 1959 from a gunshot wound to the head.
www.myspace.com /georgereevesmemorial   (1252 words)

 Hollywoodland the Death of George Reeves
The popular theory is that Reeves, when he proposed to blonde Lenore Lemmon (portrayed by a FAR more glamorous Robin Tunney, in the film), dumped his long-time mistress/benefactor, Toni, and she, enraged, 'spilled the beans' of her affair to her husband, in tears.
She was VERY free-spending of Reeves' cash (a part of which came from Toni Mannix, who spent lavishly on George), and was, by all accounts, not a nice person (even if George loved her).
Witnesses said she was downstairs when the shots were fired, and she would claim the 'second hole' was the result of his teaching her how to shoot (in his bedroom???), earlier...Strickling would have still performed a 'cover-up' if she were guilty, to protect the Mannix name, which would have come up in an investigation.
www.supermantv.net /articles/hollywoodland.htm   (735 words)

George Keefer Brewer was born in Woolstock, Iowa.
George Reeves, Sonia Henie, and Joan Crawford appeared at the premiere of The Egyptian held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
George Reeves was involved in an automobile accident and suffered a mild concussion and gash on his forehead.
www.jimnolt.com /cal.htm   (8044 words)

 George Duke Online :: Biography
George Duke was born in San Rafael, California, and reared in Marin City, a working class section of Marin County.
When not locked in the studio with the Suite, George arranged, produced and performed on songs and albums for a number of artists, including: Najee, George Howard, and the Winans (he arranged and produced three tracks on their Qwest album Heart And Soul which was nominated for a Grammy).
George also was part of Wave for Peace, a concert to raise money for the victims of the WTC incident.
www.georgeduke.com /biography.html   (3262 words)

 Custom 12" George Reeves style Superman Doll
George's suit changed a bit on the show especially when they went from BandW to color.
George's suit on the show had muscle padding as well so this helped emulate that look.
The insert is the closeup of George's chest emblem, also cut out to mesh with the window shape of the outer box.
www.scooterscustomworks.com /GALLERIES/12INGR.htm   (680 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
George Robertson Reeves, legislator and soldier, was born on January 3, 1826, in Hickman County, Tennessee, the fifth child of William Steel and Nancy (Totty) Reeves.
Reeves again served the legislature in 1870, 1875, 1879, and 1881-82.
After being bitten by a rabid dog, Reeves died of hydrophobia on September 5, 1882, and is buried in the Georgetown cemetery.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/RR/fre20.html   (290 words)

 Superman - What People Told Me About George Reeves
But my most vivid memory of George - the one I treasure and that's making me smile at this moment - is that George was one of the few people at that time who smoked with a cigarette holder.
He held it very elegantly, and it used to be so funny; George with his Superman outfit, cape, tights, and the inimitable cigarette holder.
When he got through with the pictures he didn't even wait to change; he charged downstairs to Pat's department, and the looks she tells me he got were enough to make you cry.
www.supermanbook.com /quoteFriends.php3?gg_id=304923560   (1225 words)

 George Reeves at Brian's Drive-In Theater
Born George Brewer (later changed to Bessolo) in Iowa on January 5, 1914, actor George Reeves and his family moved to Pasadena, California, where Reeves was raised.
Reeves was under contract to Paramount, and after acting in more than 20 films, he became a box-office attraction in the film So Proudly We Hail.
George Reeves replaced Kirk Alyn as the Man of Steel in the 1951 film Superman and the Mole Men.
www.briansdriveintheater.com /georgereeves.html   (2646 words)

 George Reeves Memorial - Updates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The George Reeves Memorial Festival will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Iowa during their festival this weekend, June 16-18.
The George Reeves Memorial Committee, along with GRM Festival Band director, Karen Cummins, hopes to have the musical arrangement ready for performance in time for the Festival in June.
The George Reeves Memorial Festival is seeking local entertainment from around the area to perform during the festival on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17.
www.georgereevesmemorial.com /updates.html   (2346 words)

 Adventures of Superman / Death of George Reeves
Depending on which version you heard, TV's Superman, thinking he was the character he portrayed (or despondent over being typecast), jumped off a building to see if he really could fly (or put a gun to his head and shot himself).
George Reeves was a moderately successful film actor in 1951 when he accepted the role of Superman in the feature film Superman and the Mole Men.
The torrid affair Reeves had with the wife (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane) of a studio executive (Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins) might hold the key to the truth.
www.tvparty.com /super.html   (544 words)

 George Reeves
Academy Award winner Adrien Brody plays a not-so-super sleuth in the 1950s who investigates the suicide death of Superman actor George Reeves in the new crime thriller "Hollywoodland." The R-rated Focus release also stars Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, and Bob Hoskins.
Check out the all-new trailer for "Hollywoodland," a film that aims to tell the tragic story of George Reeves, the man who was Super to an entire generation...
The drama follows a 1950s private detective (Adrien Brody), who, while investigating the mysterious death of "Superman" star George Reeves (Ben Affleck), uncovers unexpected connections to his own life, as the case turns more personal.
www.rottentomatoes.com /p/george_reeves/news.php   (1439 words)

 George Reeves Adventures of Superman
George Reeves' Superman needed a little boost from an old-fashioned "springboard" to become airborne.
For "sustained" flight shots, Reeves stretched out on a table facing a fan (to animate his cape) in front of a rear-projection screen.
George Reeves rarely received credit for his charming portrayal of Clark Kent, Superman's mild-mannered alter ego.
www.redboots.net /aos/greeves.htm   (577 words)

 George Reeves News
News about George Reeves continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
A POSTER for the period drama "Hollywoodland" says that "dying in Hollywood can make you a legend." George Reeves would have been flattered.
In Hollywoodland, Ben Affleck portrays George Reeves, television's...
www.topix.net /who/george-reeves   (692 words)

 George Reeves | The Adventures of Superman | pop : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Christopher Reeve's paralysis after a 1995 accident recalls another tragedy, almost four decades before, in the annals of the Man of Steel: the June 16, 1959, suicide of George Reeves, TV's Superman from 1953 to '57.
A minor Hollywood actor in the '30s and '40s (Gone With the Wind), Reeves donned the red cape -- and some physique-enhancing padding -- for The Adventures of Superman shortly after playing the role in 1951's B movie Superman and the Mole Men.
News accounts depicted Reeves as having been despondent, but two additional bullet holes in the bedroom have long fueled an unconfirmed rumor of foul play.
www.ew.com /ew/report/0,6115,288278~7~~,00.html   (513 words)

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