With the passing of Adventures of Superman cast member Jack Larson, only “Lois Lanes” Phyllis Coates and Noel Neill remain as the last surviving stars from the iconic 1950s television series.
was not the first actor to portray Daily Planet photographer
and cub reporter Jimmy Olsen, but over the course of the show's six
seasons, he set the standard for those who followed in his footsteps,
most notably Mark McClure of the Superman and Supergirl
films from the 1970s and 1980s.
a playwright, librettist, and movie producer, Larson will always be
remembered as the plucky and affable Olsen. His memory lives on in
reruns of Adventures of Superman every Saturday from 6:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Me TV.
classic TV network paid tribute to Larson with a memorial
black-and-white photograph preceding each of this past Saturday's two
installments of Adventures of Superman. The
unscheduled episodes focused on the late Larson's Jimmy Olsen