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Noel Neill dies at 95; first actress to play Lois Lane

Noel Neill dies at 95; first actress to play Lois Lane

Noel Neill, the petite, red-haired actress best known for playing spunky Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane on TV’s “Adventures of Superman” in the 1950s, died July 3 at her home in Tucson, according to the Associated Press. She was 95.

A minor Paramount contract player and a World War II GI pinup girl, Neill had appeared in nearly 40 movies before she had her first encounter with Lois Lane: playing her in the 1948 Columbia Pictures movie serial “Superman,” starring Kirk Alyn as Clark Kent/Superman.

Neill reprised her role opposite Alyn in the 1950 serial “Atom Man vs. Superman.” She then reclaimed the role for the second season of...

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