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Phyllis Coates

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Phyllis Coates (born Gypsie Ann Evarts Stell; January 15, 1927) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of reporter Lois Lane in the 1951 film Superman and the Mole-Men and in the first season of the television series Adventures of Superman. Coates signed a movie contract with Warner Bros. extending from 1948 to 1956. She co-starred with George O'Hanlon as the title character's wife in the studio's Joe McDoakes short-subject comedies. She acted in film serials including Jungle Drums of Africa (1953), Gunfighters of the Northwest (1953), and Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955). Her film career also included roles in Girls in Prison (1956), I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), Blood Arrow (1958), Cattle Empire (1958), The Incredible Petrified World (1959), The Baby Maker (1970) and Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989). Coates was one of Hollywood's most consistently employed actresses of the 1950s and '60s. She freelanced steadily, appearing in numerous low-budget features, many of them Westerns, as well as serials and a steady stream of TV appearances, both as a regular in several series and as a guest cast member in others. All this was in addition to the "McDoakes" shorts, in which she continued to appear until Warner Bros. discontinued the series in 1956.

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Jan 15, 1927 In Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Smart Girls Don't Talk 1948-10-09
Latest Project:
Movie Whisper Kill 1988-05-16
Known For
Movie Whisper Kill 1988-05-16
Movie Blood Arrow Bess Johnson 1958-03-31
Movie Cattle Empire Janice Hamilton 1958-04-28
Movie So You Want to Be Pretty Alice McDoakes aka Cynthia (uncredited) 1956-03-10
Movie So Your Wife Wants to Work Alice McDoakes (uncredited) 1956-07-14
Movie Gunfighters of the Northwest Rita Carville 1954-04-14
Movie Marshal of Cedar Rock Martha Clark 1953-02-01
Movie Perils of the Jungle Jo Carter 1953-03-19
Movie Fargo Kathy MacKenzie 1952-09-07
Movie So You Want to Wear the Pants Alice McDoakes (uncredited) 1952-11-08
Movie Invasion, U.S.A. Mrs. Mulfory 1952-12-10
Movie The Screen Director Herself 1951-03-12
Movie The Sun Was Setting Rene 1951-01-01
Movie Canyon Raiders Alice Long 1951-04-07
Movie Nevada Badmen Carol Bannon 1951-05-27
Movie The Longhorn Gail 1951-11-25
Movie Superman and the Mole-Men Lois Lane 1951-11-23
Movie My Blue Heaven Party Girl (uncredited) 1950-09-15
Movie Smart Girls Don't Talk Cigarette Girl (uncredited) 1948-10-09