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Jack Larson (February 8, 1928 – September 20, 2015)

Jack Edward Larson was an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of photographer/cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series Adventures of Superman.
Born: February 8, 1928, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 20, 2015, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Education: Pasadena City College
Montebello High School
Lived: George Sturges House, 449 N Skyewiay Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA (34.06688, -118.48125)
Buried: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Plot: Garden of Peace, Section 4, Lot 148, Grave 3
Libretti: Lord Byron
Parents: Anita Calicoff Larson, George Larson

James Bridges was an American screenwriter and film director. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and one of his episodes, An Unlocked Window, earned him a 1966 Edgar Award. Bridges went on to write and direct a number of notable films, including The Baby Maker, The Paper Chase, September 30, 1955, The China Syndrome, Urban Cowboy, Perfect, and Bright Lights, Big City. From 1958 to 1993, his life partner was actor Jack Larson, best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen in the TV series Adventures of Superman, whom he met during the filming of “Johnny Trouble” (1957). Among his other work, Larson wrote the libretto to the opera Lord Byron to music by Virgil Thomson. He was the first playwright to be awarded a grant by the Rockfeller Foundation. Bridges died in Los Angeles, California of cancer. The James Bridges Theater at University of California, Los Angeles was named in his honor in Nov. 1999. Larson owned the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed George Sturges House in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, California. Larson died on September 20, 2015, and his memorial was held at UCLA James Bridges Theatre on Dec. 6, 2015.
Together from 1958 to 1993: 35 years.
Jack Larson (February 8, 1928 – September 20, 2015)
James Bridges (February 3, 1936 - June 6, 1993)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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The home is a privately owned residence (owned by Jack Larson until his death in 2015), but it can be viewed easily from the street.
Address: 449 N Skyewiay Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA (34.06688, -118.48125)
Type: Private Property
Place
Built in 1939, Design by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)
The George Sturges House is a single-family house built for George D. Sturges in the Brentwood Heights neighborhood of Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. The one-story residence is fairly small, 1,200 square feet (110 m2), but features a 21-foot panoramic deck. The home is made out of concrete, steel, brick and redwood. Wright hired Taliesin fellow John Lautner to oversee its construction. The Sturges House is the only structure in Southern California built in the modern style Wright called Usonian design. Other Wright homes in the area were built in the 1920s with interlocking, pre-cast concrete blocks, which he named "textile block" style, and seen in such homes as the Ennis House. The Sturges House was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #577 on May 25, 1993.
Life
Who: Jack Edward Larson (February 8, 1928 – September 20, 2015)
Jack Larson was an actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of photographer/cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series Adventures of Superman. Larson was the life partner of director James Bridges from 1958 until Bridges’ death on June 6, 1993. Prior to that, he was the companion of actor Montgomery Clift. He died on September 20, 2015 at the age of 87. His interment was at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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Jack Larson (1928-2015), American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer, is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601).



Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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