Phyllis Coates

Phyllis Coates

Highest Rated: 30% I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

Lowest Rated: 30% I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1927

Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, USA

Actress Phyllis Coates is best known as plucky reporter Lois Lane on the classic 1950s television program "Adventures of Superman," starring George Reeves as Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. She was the second actress to play the role (after Noel Neill, who appeared in the first two movie serials), first starring as Lane in the movie "Superman and the Mole Men" from 1951. However, she played Lois Lane for only one season before deciding to move on because of family trouble and a feeling that the show was not going in the direction she felt was right. She left in 1953 and Neill resumed playing Lane, although many fans feel that Coates's portrayal of the iconic reporter is closer to the original comic book character. After leaving the show, Coates continued working mostly in B-serials and movies, including "Jungle Drums of Africa," "Girls in Prison," "Invasion United States," and "I Was a Teenage Werewolf." She also starred as the dazzling Panther Girl in the 1955 Republic serial "Panther Girl of the Kongo." Although she rarely worked after 1970, she did appear in a cameo as Lois Lane's mother in an episode of the revamped show "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last First Comic Herself (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn Gladys Baker (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 55% The Baby Maker Tish's Mother (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% The Incredible Petrified World Dale Marshall (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 29% Cattle Empire Janice Hamilton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Arrow Bess Johnson (Character) - 1958
30% 38% I Was a Teenage Frankenstein Margaret (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Your Wife Wants to Work Alice McDoakes (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls in Prison Dorothy (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Claw Monsters Jean Evans (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal of Cedar Rock Martha Clark (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet U238 and the Witch Doctor Carol Bryant (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Paso Stampede Alice Clark (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Topeka Marian Harrison (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% Here Come the Girls Chorus Girl (uncredited) (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Blonde (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perils of the Jungle Jo Carter (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Drums of Africa Carol Bryant (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wyoming Roundup Terry Howard (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fargo Kathy MacKenzie (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maverick Della Watson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canyon Ambush Marian Gaylord (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longhorn Gail (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 8% Invasion U.S.A. Mrs. Mulfory (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gunman Anita Forester (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Sonora Cinthy Allison (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canyon Raiders Alice Long (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% Superman and the Mole Men Lois Lane (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nevada Badmen Carol Bannon (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oklahoma Justice Goldie Vaughn (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 50% My Foolish Heart College Girl on Phone (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Kiss in the Dark Mrs. Hale (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Cigarette Girl ( (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Dora Hand (Character) 1963-1964 1952-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Hattie Kelly (Guest Star) 1964 1962 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Inez Fremont (Guest Star) 1964 1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunslinger Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Star Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Miss Vernon (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Kit Carson Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Drums of Africa Carol Bryant (Character) 1952-1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Lois Lane (Character) 1952-1953

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