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First actress to play Superman's Lois Lane, Noel Neill, dies at 95

Posted at 9:54 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 09:54:51-04

Noel Neill, the actress who first portrayed Superman's love interest Lois Lane, has died at the age of 95.

Neill starred as Lane in the first Superman film in 1948, "Superman vs. Atom Man" in 1950 and in the 1950s TV series "Adventures of Superman."

Even after she retired, Neill appeared in later Superman films, including "Superman Returns" in 2006. The city of Metropolis, Illinois, dedicated a statue of her as Lane in 2010.

Beyond Superman, Neill starred in dozens of films and TV shows in the 1940s and '50s, winning a Golden Boot award for her work in Westerns.

Her manager said on Facebook that she "maintained that bright, perky and engaging personality up until her death."

This video includes clips from Columbia PicturesWarner Bros. and WEWS and images from Getty Images.


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