Radio’s Lois Lane dies


The Washington Post reports the death of Joan Alexander, who in the 1940s played Lois Lane on Mutual Radio’s “The Adventures of Superman.” She was 94.

Alexander was the third actress to portray Lois Lane in the radio series, but stayed with the role for many years. Even after the radio series ended, she and Bud Collyer, the radio voice of Superman, provided the voices for Lois Lane and Clark Kent/Superman in 17 animated Superman shorts that played in movie theaters during World War II. Then they reunited for the CBS Saturday morning cartoon series “The New Adventures of Superman” in the late 1960s.

At the time of her death, Alexander had a lawsuit pending against her financial advisors, claiming they had lost or stolen much of the $70 million fortune she had inherited from her third husband, Arthur Stanton, an auto distributor, who died in 1987.