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Kirk Alyn



Fresh out of Columbia University, handsome Kirk Alyn auditioned for a Broadway show as a gag , and much to his amazement, landed the role. He went on to appear as a chorus boy in such major musicals of the 1930s as Girl Crazy, Of Thee I Sing, and Hellzapoppin, and took small acting jobs in the Vitaphone two-reelers produced at Warner Bros.' Brooklyn studios. Moving to Hollywood in 1942, he was briefly seen in Columbia's My Sister Eileen (1942) and You Were Never Lovelier (1943), and played leads at PRC and Monogram. From 1946 to 1952, Alyn starred in six Columbia and Republic serials, never more memorably than as the Man of Steel in The Adventures of Superman (1948) and Atom Man Vs. Superman. Though it has been argued that he was more effective as Clark Kent than as Superman, Alyn still enjoys a loyal fan following for his two Superman appearances, reflecting this fact in the title of his 1974 autobiography A Job for Superman. From 1943 to 1949, Alyn was married to MGM contract vocalist Virginia O'Brien. Until his retirement in the 1960s, Kirk Alyn continued making TV appearances and also toured the straw-hat theater circuit with such Hollywood favorites as June Havoc and Veronica Lake.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Horrible Horror
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Scalps
  • Professor Machen
1983
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story
  • Young Man
1956
No Score Yet Blackhawk
  • Blackhawk
1952
77% When Worlds Collide
  • Student
1951
No Score Yet Gambling House
  • FBI Man
1951
No Score Yet Atom Man vs. Superman
  • Superman/Clark Kent
1950
No Score Yet Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
  • Chris Calvert
1949
No Score Yet Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
  • Worth
1949
71% The Three Musketeers
  • Friends of Aramis
1948
No Score Yet Superman
  • Superman/Clark Kent
1948
No Score Yet The Trap
  • Sgt. Reynolds
1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out)
  • Dandy
1946
No Score Yet Daughter of Don Q
  • Cliff Roberts
1946
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Attendant
1944
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe
  • Officers in Heaven
1944
No Score Yet Four Jills in a Jeep
  • Pilot
1944
No Score Yet Forty Thieves
  • Jerry Doyle
1944
No Score Yet Call of the Rockies
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major
  • John Cavanaugh
1943
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen
  • Cadet
1942
100% You Were Never Lovelier
  • Groom
1942
No Score Yet Atom Man Vs. Superman - Complete
  • Actor

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