The Superman Curse

George Reeves

Superman George Reeves - Circa 1951

Today in 1959, TV’s Superman, George Reeves, was found dead in an apparent suicide (gunshot wound). It started the urban legend known as the “Superman Curse.”

The Superman Curse refers to a superstition that is based on a series of misfortunes that have plagued creative people involved in adaptations of Superman in various media, particularly actors who have played the role of Superman on film and television.

The curse in a nutshell: If you play Superman, you will either die an untimely death or end up in the weakest position possible.

See a list of notable people who have fallen victim to the curse here.

Very strange even if you are not superstitious.

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