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'Superman' Stars Then & Now

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George Reeves as 'Superman'

Movie: "Superman and the Mole Men" (1951)

After impressing as Superman in the 1951 black-and-white film "Superman and the Mole Men," actor George Reeves was approached to reprise the iconic character for a television series called "Adventures of Superman." The syndicated show started filming in 1951 and aired from 1952 until 1958.

Reeves died in 1959 at the age of 45 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 2006 film "Hollywoodland" chronicles the life, career and death of Reeves. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photos: Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Warner Bros.)

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