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Jack Larson


Born - 8 February 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 20 September 2015

Stocky, breezy American actor with a mop of dark hair (which he kept into old age). Under contract to Warner Brothers at 20, he later appeared as Jimmy Olsen in more then 100 episodes of TV"s Adventures of Superman in the early to mid-1950s, and found it difficult to find a range of roles afterwards. He subsequently became a writer, librettist and producer. After a debut as a pilot, inevitably called Shorty, in Eagle Squadron (1948), he appeared in Flame of Youth (1949), Trial Without Jury (1950), Fighting Coastguard (1951), Starlift (1951), Battle Zone (1952), Belles on Their Toes (1952), Star of Texas (1953), Man Crazy (1953), About Mrs Leslie (1954) and Johnny Trouble (1957). Much later, he played cameos in Superman Returns (2006) and Bob's New Suit (2011). He was the longtime partner of director James Bridges, until the latter died in 1993 at just 57.