|Birth: ||May 11, 1923|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1989|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
An attractive, twice-divorced brunette, she was known in her early years as a party girl member of so-called Cafe Society. She was well-known and -liked in the nightclub world and was infamous as the only woman ever tossed out of the Stork Club for fist-fighting. Although her birth certificate reads "Leonore" and while she preferred that spelling, her name was frequently spelled "Lenore" in the press even during her lifetime.
She was the daughter of Arthur Lemmon, a very successful Broadway ticket broker.
In the late 1950s, Lemmon was the girlfriend and fiancée of TV Superman star George Reeves. The couple were to be married in Mexico on June 19th, 1959, to honeymoon in Spain and then go to Australia for public appearances as Superman. However, Reeves died of a gunshot wound to the head three days before the scheduled wedding. Lemmon attempted without success to claim a share of Reeves's estate. She returned to New York where she lived out the remainder of her life, her last years spent in alcoholic dementia. Her body was found in her New York Apartment January 4th, 1990, and time of death was calculated as most likely five days earlier.)
Created by: HalfBloodPrincess
Record added: Nov 11, 2006
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