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 DEATH OF SUPERMAN
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