Jack Larson

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Jack Edward Larson (February 8, 1928 – September 20, 2015) was an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his role as Jimmy Olsen in the television series Adventures of Superman (1952–1958). He also appeared in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the movie Superman Returns (2006). He retired in 2011.

Larson was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Pasadena, California. He was of Swedish and Russian ancestry. He was gay and his partner of 35 years, director and screenwriter James Bridges, died in 1993.

Larson died on September 20, 2015 in Brentwood, California, aged 87.[1]

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  1. "Jack Larson, a Playwright Better Known as Jimmy Olsen in 'Superman,' Dies at 87". The New York Times. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015.

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