Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Rest in Peace, Noel Neill

Noel Neill, an actress from Hollywood's golden age best known for her role as Lois Lane in the 1950's television series Superman has passed away at age 95.


Ms. Neill had played Lois Lane in the Superman serials on the big screen but was not originally considered for the role on the television series. Fate intervened after a lengthy pre-production period precluded the original actress from taking the role as Lois. Ms. Neill was then approached and she willingly accepted the role that would come to define her- the spunky reporter Lois Lane who, along with the rest of Metropolis, couldn't seem to grasp that mild mannered Clark Kent was really Superman.

Typecast as Lois Lane, Neill found it difficult to continue her acting career, instead taking a behind the scenes production job at United Artists and retiring from being on camera. She came out of retirement to work on various Superman projects, the last being 1996's Superman Returns.