Tuesday, 5 July 2016

RIP Noel Neill

Noel Neill, the original Lois Lane, has passed away aged 95.

Neill played the Daily Planet reporter in the 1948 and 1950 movie serials alongside Kirk Alyn as Superman, and returned to the role in 1953 for the TV series The Adventures of Superman, starring George Reeves, which ended five years later in 1958. Her connection to the adventures of Krypton's finest continued with an appearance as Lois Lane's mother Ella in the 1978 Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve, a role in the 1992 series Superboy, and the 2006 film Superman Returns starring Brandon Routh.

She made almost 100 films in her career, including several westerns, and appeared alongside the likes of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. 


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