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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Noel Neill: RIP 'Lois Lane'



Actress Noel Neill, noted for playing DC Comics' 'Lois Lane' in the film serials "Superman" (1948) and "Atom Man vs. Superman" (1950), plus the 1950's television series "Adventures of Superman" has passed away:


In her teens, Neill was a popular photographic model, ranking number two with US servicemen in WWII, behind pin-up Betty Grable.


Signing a contract with Paramount Pictures led to appearances in many of the studio's feature films and short subjects. In the mid-1940's, Neill had a leading role in one of Monogram Pictures' 'wayward-youth' melodramas, becoming a familiar face in Monogram features for the next several years, in the recurring role of 'Betty Rogers'. 




Neill followed up by playing DC Comics' 'Lois Lane' in the film serials "Superman" (1948) and "Atom Man vs. Superman" (1950).



But actress Phyllis Coates was cast as 'Lois Lane' in the TV series "Adventures Of Superman".


When Coates committed to another production, producers called on Neill to help out. 



She continued in the role of Lois Lane for five seasons until the series went off the air in 1958, following the sudden death of Reeves.


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