Phyllis Coates (1927-2023) died. This was reported, among other things. Industry magazine “The Hollywood Reporter” and People magazine agreed. Her daughter Laura Press confirmed that Coates died of natural causes on October 11 at the Motion Picture and Television Foundation nursing home in Los Angeles. Therefore, her death was “very peaceful.”

In The Adventures of Superman, the American actress, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, was the first Lois Lane to be seen in a television series format in the early 1950s. Coates had previously played a reporter and Superman’s love interest opposite George Reeves (1914–1959) in Superman and the Mole Men (1951). However, after one season, she left the series as Coates was scheduled to appear in a new production with Jack Carson (1910–1963) and Allen Jenkins (1900–1974). However, the series was never filmed.

Phyllis Coates: TV’s first Lois Lane had only one predecessor

Noel Neill (1920–2016) took over work on The Adventures of Superman. Colleague Coates was previously the first actress to ever play a Daily Planet reporter – in a movie opposite Kirk Alyn (1910-1999) as Superman. She appeared in Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950).

Coates was followed by many other films and TV series, especially in the 1950s and 1960s, but she later went silent on screen and television. One of the late actress’s last roles was in the 1990s in the TV series Superman: The Adventures of Lois and Clark, in which Teri Hatcher (58) played the female lead Lois Lane.
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