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Overview (4)

Born in Oxford, New Jersey, USA
Died in The Woodlands, Texas, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameJohn Feggo Jr.
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Starting his show business career as a chorus boy on Broadway and an entertainer in vaudeville, Kirk Alyn played bit parts and minor supporting roles in several low-budget films before getting his big break playing the title role in the serial Superman (1948). He wasn't able to sustain a film career after the serial ended, however, and after small parts in a few movies, retired to Arizona.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Virginia O'Brien (11 October 1942 - 24 June 1955) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (6)

Played the title role in the 'Superman' movie serials from 1948 through 1950.
He was the first actor to play Clark Kent / Superman in live-action, which he did in Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950).
Ex-brother-in-law of Mary O'Brien.
Had two daughters and a son with Virginia O'Brien.
After the death of George Reeves, the star of Adventures of Superman (1952), the producers considered replacing him with Alyn. The plan never materialized and the series was abruptly ended.
At 37 years old, he was the joint oldest actor to make his live-action debut as Clark Kent / Superman. George Reeves was the same age when he made his first appearance in the role in Superman and the Mole-Men (1951).

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