Noel Neill, the Original Live Action Lois Lane, Has Passed Away

Noel Neill, the first woman to play Lois Lane onscreen, has passed away. She died Sunday night in her home in Tuscon, AZ after having been ill for quite some time.

Neill first played Lois Lane in the 1948 Superman serial (which starred Kirk Alyn), and again in the follow up serial Atom Man vs. Superman. She then reprised the role in the ongoing Adventures of Superman television series opposite George Reeves in the 1950s.

Though she largely retired from acting after the series ended in 1958, Neill would continue to make cameos in Superman related media — including appeares 1978’s Superman, the 90s Superboy TV series, and 2006’s Superman Returns.

Noel Neill was 95 years old, and she will be missed.

Via AP

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”