Join Date: May 2005
Very sad news for Superman fans.
Noel Neill, the first actress to play Lois Lane on screen passed away at age 95, Sunday in Tucson, Arizona. Her first appearance as Lois Lane was in the 1948 movie serial “Superman" starring with Kirk Alyn as Superman. She went on to play Lois Lane in the 1950's Adventures of Superman with George Reeves from the second season onward.
Neill received a Golden Boot award for her contributions to Westerns. A statue of her as Lois Lane was dedicated in Metropolis, Ill. in 2010.
Neill subsequently appeared in various productions of the Superman franchise, often playing the parent or other relative of one of the main characters, including the 1978 Superman feature film, the 1980s TV series Superboy, the 1990s primetime drama Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; and the 2006 film Superman Returns.
I've been a big fan of the Adventures of Superman. I have the entire series on DVD. It's also been airing on ME TV on Saturdays.