The first model for Lois Lane dies at 93

It’s an obituary I came upon in the February 16 New York Times (which shows why it’s worth buying that paper from time to time, notwithstanding its $2 price and the deadly boring PC nature of much of its contents):

Joanne Siegel, the Model for Lois Lane, Dies at 93

Joanne Siegel in the 1940s, left, and in a drawing by Joe Shuster,
who with Ms. Siegel’s husband, Jerry, created Superman

Joanne Siegel, who as a Cleveland teenager during the Depression hired herself out as a model to an aspiring comic book artist, Joe Shuster, and thus became the first physical incarnation of Lois Lane, Superman’s love interest, died on Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 93.

Ms. Siegel was married to Shuster’s partner and Superman co-creator, the writer Jerry Siegel. [cont.]

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 24, 2011 08:15 AM | Send

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