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Friday, February 6, 2015

Jack Larson's Birthday This Sunday

Above, George Reeves and Jack Larson in 1953.

Jack Larson, the man best-known (well, the best, period) Jimmy Olsen of all, will be turning 86 this coming Sunday.

According to Wikipedia:
Jack Edward Larson is an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of photographer/cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the TV series Adventures of Superman.
Jack was born on February 8, 1928 in Los Angeles and graduated from Montebello High School and Pasadena City College.

Along with achieving fame as Jimmy Olsen, Larson also wrote the libretto to the opera Lord Byron and served as a producer in feature films including Bright Lights, Big City (associate producer) in 1988, Perfect (co-producer) in 1985, Mike's Murder (associate producer) in 1984, The Paper Chase (co-producer) in 1973, Urban Cowboy (co-producer) in 1980 and The Baby Maker (producer) in 1970. His most recent acting role was in Bob's New Suit in 2011.

Above, Jack Larson addressing the Superman plaque dedication gathering last summer. Photo by Steven Kirk.

Last summer, Jack attended the Superman Celebration's plaque dedication in Tarzana and luncheon at the Beverly Garland Hotel.

Happy Birthday, Jack!

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