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Thursday June 13, 2013

Who Wants to Play Superman? Anyone? Bueller?

“The whole idea embarrassed me.”

--Clayton “Bud” Collyer, on playing Superman on the radio in 1940.

Jackson Beck, Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, the voices from the "Adventures of Superman" radio series in the 1940s.

“Well, babe, this is it: the bottom of the barrel.”

-- George Reeves, toasting Phyllis Coates, after the two have been cast as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the TV show “Adventures of Superman” in 1951.

George Reeves as Superman

“Sometimes ... when you're not even really sure that you want [the part], that's when you get it.”

-- Christopher Reeve, on trying out for, and getting, the role of Superman/Clark Kent in “Superman: The Movie.”

Christopher Reeve as Superman, smiling

Posted at 06:58 AM on Thursday June 13, 2013 in category Superman  
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