By the sewer he lived\
By the sewer he died\
They said it was murder\
But it was really sewer-cide
Poet and I don''t know it
He wasn''t faster than a speeding bullet.
Professional hit by Vivien Leigh from a long-held grudge from when as Stuart Tarleton, Reeves keep getting in her key light for her opening shot in GWTW.
The rapier wits of Datalounge are extra sharp tonight I see.
Suicide, at his gf''s urging.
His hair was dyed red to play a Tarleton twin.
The movie "Hollywoodland" with Adrien Brody and Ben Affleck is based on this incident.
A false story has circulated that Reeves auditioned for the role of Samson in 'Samson and Delilah' but lost the role to Victor Mature. Reeves was never under consideration for the role of Samson. However, he was given a role as the Wounded Messenger at the recommendation of Mature, who was very loyal to his friends from his student days at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Many of the smaller roles in Samson and Delilah (1949) were played by Mature's friends from Pasadena.
His cinema career never really took flight into the A-list. Some hope glimmered when he landed a part in the war drama 'So Proudly We Hail!' in 1943. Director Mark Sandrich promised to make him a star, but Sandrich died shortly after of heart failure.
R14 - Right, and the movie plays three or four different ways George Reeves could have died.