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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Inspiration for Lois Lane Dies

Joanne Siegel, the widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel who served as the model for Lois Lane, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 93.
Joanne (nee Carter) met Jerry as a teen in Cleveland in the 1930s after she placed an ad in a local paper offering to model. She soon became the inspiration for Superman's love interest, Lois Lane.
After Jerry and his co-creator, Joe Shuster, failed to sell Superman to newspaper syndicates, DC Comics bought the character. He made his first appearance in Action Comics No. 1 in 1938.
In 1948, Jerry divorced his wife, Bella, and wed Joanne.
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