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Noel Neill

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, March 5, 2020
1. Noel Neill Marker
Inscription.  Noel Neill acted in almost 100 movies, but she is best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in the television series "The Adventures of Superman." Miss Neill, also known as "The First Lady of Metropolis," has been a favorite celebrity guest of numerous Superman celebrations.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 37° 9.27′ N, 88° 43.835′ W. Marker is in Metropolis, Illinois, in Massac County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and West 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Marker is in front of the Lois Lane Statue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Market Street, Metropolis IL 62960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Magnolia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hope Light (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historical (approx. 1.2 miles away); Drouillard Creek Drouillard Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois
Noel Neill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, March 5, 2020
2. Noel Neill Marker
Plaque is in front of the Lois Lane Statue
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Illinois in the American Revolution (approx. 1.2 miles away); J.C. Blair (approx. 1.3 miles away); Four Flags Over Fort Massac (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metropolis.
 
More about this marker. The Lois Lane Statue was unveiled (as well as the marker) on June 11, 2010. Neill was present at the ceremony, and gave a short speech before she unveiled her character's statue.
 
Regarding Noel Neill. As the marker says, Neill enjoyed her fame as the "first Lois Lane" in the Superman film franchises. She would appear in later Superman films, including the 1978 movie (as Lois Lane's mother, Ellen) and her most recent appearance in the 2006 film Superman Returns as Lex Luthor's wife. She had made many appearances at the Superman Celebration, which is held annually in Metropolis.

Neill passed away in 2016 (age 95) after a long illness.
 
Also see . . .
1. Noel Neill / Lois Lane Statue Unveiling at Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois (video). Video of the statue unveiling event, including speeches from Neill, her biographer/manager and Angie Shelton (Metropolis Tourism Director). From the Royal Bard YouTube channel (Submitted on March 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Noel Neill on Wikipedia. Wikipedia page for Noel Neill (1920-2016),
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which lists her work in entertainment. (Submitted on March 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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