DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Noel Neill (aged 95)
Noel Darleen Neill (November 25, 1920 – July 3, 2016) was an American actress. She is known for playing Lois Lane in the film serials Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950), as well as the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman. She appeared in 80 films and television series in her career spanning 66 years.
DEATH: Following an extended illness, Neill died in Tucson on July 3, 2016, at age 95. Her publicist and biographer, Larry Ward, paid tribute to her role as Lois Lane, as did actor Mark Hamill. Neill had no immediate surviving family members. In November 2017, the TV show Supergirl paid tribute by naming a character Noel Neill in the 3rd season episode “Midvale”, portrayed by Erica Durance who also played Lois Lane in Smallville.