Noel Neill, The Adventures of Superman’s Lois Lane, Dead at 95

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Noel Neill, best known as Lois Lane on the ’50s TV series The Adventures of Superman, died on Sunday at her home in Tuscon, Arizona. She was 95 years old. She died after a long illness, her biographer Larry Ward confirmed via editor Jim Nolt's Facebook account. Neill first played Lois Lane in 1948’s Superman, reprising the role in 1950’s Atom Man vs. Superman and in the TV series The Adventures of Superman. After her time as Lois Lane, Neill stayed in the Superman universe, playing Lois Lane's mother in the 1978 Superman movie and appearing in 2006's Superman Returns, among other Superman credits. Of Neill, Ward wrote: "She was kind, selfless, hardworking, funny with a quick wit, and assertive — all the same qualities that embodied the character of Lois Lane. Noel truly was Lois Lane, and for many of us, she was the first working woman seen on television."