Alyn, Kirk

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Kirk Alyn
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Alyn, Kirk Gender: M
John Feggo, Jr.
born on 8 October 1910 at 13:15 (= 1:15 PM )
Place Oxford, New Jersey, 40n48, 74w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°35' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°34 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 12°50'


American actor, a former Broadway chorus boy and vaudeville entertainer when he was cast in the role of the first "Superman," 1948. After heroic roles in a few other serials, he drifted back into obscurity in the early '50s. He privately published his memoirs, "A Job for Superman." In 1977 he sued a comics publishing company and two film studios for $10 million for allegedly using his picture on an "obscene plaque." It showed him on a window ledge in his Superman suit with the words, "Super Schmuck."

He was married to actress Virginia O'Brien 1943-1949. Retired, he lives alone in Arizona.

Alyn played lead and character roles in 75 to 80 pictures, including "My Sister Eileen," 1942, "A Guy Named Joe," 1943, "The Three Musketeers," 1948 and "The Eddy Duchin Story," 1956.

He died 3/14/1999 at age 88 in a hospital in Woodland, Texas of "natural causes" related to Alzheimer's disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Virginia O'Brien, six years)
  • Work : Gain social status 1948 (The first "Superman" onscreen)
  • Crime : Law suit 1977 (Instigated suit against film studios and pub. co.)
  • Death by Disease 14 March 1999 (age 88, Alzheimer's Disease-related)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Dana Haynes quotes him, client, "between 1:00 and 1:30 PM"


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Six year marriage)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Slander suit)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (21 films and vaudeville)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway chorus boy)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Vaudeville act)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Broadway chorus boy)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirs, "A Job for Superman")
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First to play the role of Superman)