Before They Were Stars: Christopher Reeve in a JC Penney Commercial

The late Christopher Reeve was pretty much a complete unknown when he was cast in the role of Superman back in 1978, but he’d already built up an extensive career acting on stage for several years. He also had a few television commercials under his belt, including this 1974 ad for JC Penney. I cannot be the only one expecting him to rip open that dress shirt to reveal an “S” logo underneath.

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