RIP Joanne Siegel, the real Lois Lane

Sad news reported by the LA Times this weekend, Joanne Siegel who married Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel died last weekend aged 93. Joanne Siegel was the teenage model for Joe Shuster’s drawings of Lois Lane in the 1930’s comic books and later went on to marry co-creator Jerry. Throughout her life Joanne successfully fought a long legal battle to regain the rights to her husband’s copyrights to Superman and other creations to ensure that they stayed within the family. The cause of death has not been determined.

RIP Joanne Siegel, you were the inspiration for an iconic character.

 

Source: LA Times

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