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Noel Neill, the actress, was the original big screen Lois Lane, the crack investigative reporter on the Daily Planet who never quite figures out that the Man of Steel who keeps rescuing her from the jaws of death — or worse — is really her slightly nerdy colleague Clark Kent.

The character first appeared, alongside the dashing defender of "truth, justice and the American way", in the first issue of Action Comics in June Ten years after Lois's comic-book Lois lane tied, Noel Neill, a petite red-head under contract to Paramount, was lent to Columbia Pictures to star opposite Kirk Alyn in the episode big screen serial Supermanthe first live-action filmed adventure in the franchise. She and Alyn returned in the sequel, Atom Man vs Supermanin Neill was disappointed but when Coates moved on after the first series, she got a call from the show's producer, Whitney Ellsworth.

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She went on to play the role from tostarring in 78 episodes, in which she normally arrived at the office wearing a smart suit, but generally ended up tied to railway tracks, trapped in a cave or, as she put it, "bound, gagged and waiting for the bomb to go off", as her hero flew to her rescue. Credit: Albert L. Another series had been commissioned for when Reeves was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

His death was officially ruled suicide, though Neill never accepted the verdict.

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According to police records, a New York socialite Leonore Lemmon had been dating Reeves at the time of his death, and there had been rumours that the actor, shortly before he died, had tried to break off the relationship. On the other hand, Neill recalled that Reeves, a serious actor who had appeared in Gone with the Wind and other classics, had become increasingly unhappy about being typecast as Superman: "In the end, it was almost like he was embarrassed to do it.

He'd be in the Superman costume and say things like, 'Why is a man my age running around in his underwear?

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Neill was born on November 25,in Minneapolis, where her father was a journalist. She did not set out to be an actress.

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At her high school she wrote for the school magazine and had articles published in Women's Wear Daily. She applied to study journalism at the University of Minnesota, but a holiday with her mother in Southern California led her to change her plans. She found a job as a singer at the Del Mar racetrack where one of the track's owners, Bing Crosby, noticed her.

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Crosby introduced her to his brother Larry, a theatrical agent, who negotiated a contract with Paramount. Beginning with a small role as a teenager in Mad YouthNeill appeared in small roles in more than 40 films, including Road to Utopiawith Crosby and Bob Hope, several "Henry Aldrich" films and a lot of lesser-known productions including westerns. After largely giving up acting, eventually she went into public relations and worked in the United Artists television department, where she handled Tom Selleck's fan mail.

In the s, however, the low-budget Adventures of Superman became a favourite in reruns andNeill was rediscovered by a new generation of fans. She began appearing at fan conventions, toured the lecture circuit and in had a cameo role as Lois Lane's mother in Supermanstarring Lois lane tied Reeve. In Superman Returnsstarring Brandon Routh she made a brief appearance as a character identified as "ly Wealthy Woman" in the credits.

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Neill's first marriage to Hal Lierley was annulled. Two other marriages ended in divorce. She had no children.

Lois lane tied

Noel Neill, the actress, was the original big screen Lois Lane. Please try again later. The Sydney Morning Herald. Updated July 6, — 5. Save Log inregister or subscribe to save articles for later. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. The Telegraph, London.

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