George Reeves died when I was less than 1 year old but he's been my hero my entire life. I can't even remember a time when I wasn't a fan of TV's ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN. I knew the TV Superman long before I ever saw the comic book version.
George was quite a good actor and famously appeared in GONE WITH THE WIND but his career proceeded down to B movies from there.
Then came Superman with Reeves replacing Kirk Alyn as the character moved from serial to series. Although it was a kids show from the beginning, the first season black and white episodes had more of a Noir feel that was later purposely lost.
The revelation in the series was Clark Kent. Unlike the character in all other versions, George Reeves' version was a hard-hitting reporter and not really all that meek and mild-mannered at all! Plus, he could really rock a hat! If anything, I liked Clark more than Superman!