George Reeves

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 24, 2009

Is the George Reeves who played one of the redheaded brothers in Gone With the Wind the same Reeves who starred in the 1950s black-and-white TV series Superman?
Judy Shoemaker, Lebanon, Mo.

Yes! Reeves portrayed Stuart Tarleton, and Fred Crane played his twin Brent, in Gone With the Wind. (However, the movie credits mistakenly have their roles reversed.) Reeves played TV’s Man of Steel from 1952 to 1958. He was found shot to death in his Los Angeles home in 1959 at the age of 45. The case was ruled a suicide, but some devotees believe he was murdered. The plot of the 2006 film Hollywoodland centers on this real-life mystery.