Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures. She got early experience in television by hosting and performing on several experimental programs broadcast locally in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, and it was around that time that she began appearing in serials, first at Columbia and then for Republic. While she is best known for playing Lois Lane in the TV series "Adventures of Superman" (1952) beginning in the second season in 1953. She actually first played Lois in the 1948 serial Superman (1948). She replaced Phyllis Coates in the part on the TV series when Coates was offered a leading part in another TV series and left the show. When the series ended in 1957, Neill retired from the industry.IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous
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Her ancestors are from Sandnes in Norway. Same town as the famed Norwegian Hammer film starlet, Julie Ege.
A trained singer and dancer, she had a night club career in her salad days performing in various nightclubs on Hollywoood's Sunset Strip including Ciro's, the Mocambo and the Trocadero.
Arguably the most prolific actor or actress in Superman's live-action legacy, she played Lois Lane in the two Superman serials, replaced Phyllis Coates as Lane in "Adventures of Superman" (1952) during the second season, had a cameo in Superman (1978), guest-starred on "The Adventures of Superboy" (1988) and appears in Superman Returns (2006).
On July 23, 2010, Neill fell in her home in Tucson, Arizona and broke her hip. She was hospitalized for surgery at Tucson Medical Center.
[Speaking of George Reeves] In between takes, he would look into the camera, lift up his glasses and wink. He was our hero.
[About George Reeves' death] I am not aware of anyone who wanted George dead. I never said I thought George was murdered. I just don't know what happened. All I know is that George always seemed happy to me, and I saw him two days before he died and he was still happy then.
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(June 2003) Will be special guest at the 25th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, June 12-15 2003
(June 2003) Metropolis, Illinois, USA
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