REST IN PEACE, Noel Neill (November 25, 1920 - July 3, 2016) Kind words and fond memories continue to be shared by comic creators, like Gail Simone, and former Lois Lanes, like Dana Delany and Erica Durance, in the wake of the passing of Noel Neill, the first live action Lois Lane. She will be missed.
RIP Noel Neill, first actress to portray Lois Lane on screen. As a girl, she wanted to be a journalist; she wound up portraying one of pop culture’s most famous reporters. She starred opposite Kirk Alyn in the original serials, and she joined George Reeves in the TV series beginning with the show’s second season. Ms. Neill’s affiliation with the Man of Steel continued; she made cameo appearances in both the 1978 “Superman” and 2006’s “Superman Returns.”