Noel Neill

Noel Neill


11/25/1920, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Birth Name

Noel Neill


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Noel Neill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1920 to Lavere (Binger), a former singer and dancer, and David Neill, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. Noel's father wanted her to follow in his footsteps as a journalist (at one point he even got her a job writing…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • A trained singer and dancer, Noel appeared briefly in 1957 with her Adventures of Superman co-star George Reeves in a county fair act. She sang and he played an upright bass.

    • Noel Neill actually first played the part of Lois Lane in the 1948 serial Superman.

    • Noel had cameos in the 1978 film
      Superman and the 2006 film Superman Returns. She also guest-starred on the Superboy TV series in 1988.

  • Quotes

    • Noel Neill (speaking about her co-stars on The Adventures of Superman): We were like a family. George (Reeves) was a gentle, kind-spirited guy. That was his charm. That was him. He was like a southern gentleman on the set. And John (Hamilton), who was in so many movies, was quite a storyteller.

    • Noel Neill (Referring to the extent of her role as Lois Lane and Jack Larson's as Jimmy Olsen on The Adventures of Superman: We spent most of our time bound, gagged, and waiting for the bomb to go off.

    • Noel Neill (about George Reeves' death): I am not aware of anyone who wanted George dead. I never said I thought George was murdered. I just don't know what happened. All I know is that George always seemed happy to me, and I saw him two days before he died and he was still happy then.