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Phyllis Coates
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Actress
    (January 15, 1927- )
    Birth name was Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell
    Originated the role of Lois Lane on 'Adventures of Superman (1952-1953)'
    Portrayed Ellen Lane in an episode of 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994)'
    Acted in 'Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989),' 'Whisper Kills (1988),' 'Claw Monsters (1966),' 'Cattle Empire (1958),' 'I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957),' 'Chicago Confidential (1957),' 'Girls in Prison (1956),' 'El Paso Stampede (1953),' 'Topeka (1953),' 'So You Want a Television Set (1953),' 'Jungle Drums of Africa (1953),' 'Hired Gun (1952),' 'Invasion, U.S.A. (1952),' 'Fargo (1952),' 'Superman and the Mole Men (1951),' 'So You Want to Be a Plumber (1951),' 'So You Want to Be a Bachelor (1951),' 'So You Want to Buy a Used Car (1951),' 'So You Want to Be a Cowboy (1951),' 'So You Want to Hold Your Husband (1950),' 'So You Want to Throw a Party (1950),' 'So You're Having In-Law Trouble (1949),' 'So You Want to Be a Muscle Man (1949)' and 'So You Want to Be in Politics (1948)'
    She is divorced.
    She had a shrill yelling voice which came in handy for 'Superman' and horror movies.
    She and George Reeves (Superman) would sneak off in the middle of the daily shoots to have a few drinks. However they would never get too tipsy to complete their work.
    During the filming of 'A Night of Terror,' she was to be punched in the face by Frank Richards, unfortunately he connected and she was knocked out (1951).
    During the filming of 'Superman,' she helped the grips by carrying some of the equipment.
    She was unconcerned with star billing on 'Superman,' but co-actor George Reeves insisted she get co-starring credits.
    Her agent had committed her to a pilot (that failed) so she was unable to continue her role on 'Superman.'
    The producers offered to double her salary, but she felt she had to honor her other commitment and thus was replaced by Noel Neill as Lois Lane.
    In the Movie 'Superman and the Mole Men' which later became a two part episode, Coates played a blonde and Neill played Lois Lane.
    Although Phyllis tried to be friends, Noel Neill had a contract clause that said she would not appear in public with Phyllis.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 16 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 54 Votes: 62.96% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 149 Votes: 63.09% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 84 Votes: 72.62% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 44 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 240 Votes: 74.58% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 225 Votes: 66.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 263 Votes: 53.23% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 155 Votes: 41.29% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 207 Votes: 43.96% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 488 Votes: 53.07% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 717 Votes: 42.26% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1572 Votes: 40.39% Annoying
 
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