Which series did Phyllis Coates not make an appearance on?

The talented actress made appearances on several hit series.

The name Lois Lane is one that many viewers hold close to their hearts. In 1951, the film Superman and the Mole Men made its way to the big screens worldwide. Today, we can name many successful actresses that played the role, but at the time, Phyllis Coates was the leading lady.

Although this was seen as one of her biggest gigs, the actress appeared in over a hundred films and television shows. Coates began her industry journey at a young age, 17 years old, signing a lengthy contract with 20th Century Fox. Talk about a long history of success!

It might be tricky, but can you guess the series Coates did not make an appearance on?

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  1. Which hit series did Phyllis Coates not make an appearance on?

Which series did Phyllis Coates not make an appearance on?

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JHP 12 months ago
all I can say I picked the Hillbillies

Also working with Phyllis or Noel would make any male a Superman:)
Muleskinner 14 months ago
Got it on the first try. I’m a big Phyllis Coates fan.
Runeshaper 15 months ago
2nd guess. Love ❤️ Lois Lane!
DZee 16 months ago
I hope having this question means that MAYBE MeTV is going to bring back the Adventures of Superman. It's on their sister station Heroes & Icons.
Barry22 16 months ago
Wow! A lucky first guess. I have seen her on The Lone Ranger.
Bigwheel1 16 months ago
Correct! Coates never made an appearance on The Beverly Hillbillies! First try
DZee Bigwheel1 16 months ago
Me 2.
bagandwallyfan52 16 months ago
I would like to see BLACK SADDLE and
The Lone Ranger and The Adventures
Of Aupwrman. Before Russell Johnson
got Shipwreaked on Gilligan's Island as
Professor Roy Hinkley Russell Johnson played Marshall Gib Scott on Black Saddle.Russell Johnson can be seen on
The Twilight Zone right around 12:30am
This Saturday October 29th.
In the Twilight Zone episode THE CHARACTER THAT Russell Johnson played Traveled back in time and he tried to prevent the assisination of President Lincoln.
daDoctah 16 months ago
I was sure this was going to be a trick question, considering all the fun people (Svengoolie and others) have been having pointing out that *everybody* appeared on Perry Mason at some point, that Coates would be the one recognizable face that somehow managed to miss that credit.
retro6 16 months ago
2nd try. I misread the question.
CaptainDunsel 16 months ago
Wowzer! First try!
Weeeelll doggies!
BrittReid 16 months ago
Lucky on the first guess! Lois Lane.
justjeff 16 months ago
A rarity... I nailed it on the first try! Yay me!
texasluva 16 months ago
Took me 3 times. Never seen Crossroads nor Willy.
tnminnow 16 months ago
6 tried. Had to get it correct eventually, I was running out of squares. 😂
ncadams27 16 months ago
The episode of Leave it to Beaver that she appeared in was directed by her then-husband Norman Tokar.
MadMadMadWorld ncadams27 16 months ago
Now that is a trivia piece I did not know of her married to the Director of that episode! She is now 95, will be 96 this upcoming Jan. 15, 2023. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas. I've seen her in "The Adventures of Superman", "Leave It To Beaver" ("New Neighbors", Season 1, Episode 5, as 'Betty Donaldson' on Nov. 1, 1957). Directed by Norman Tokar. Married to him from Aug. 27, 1955 to their May 2, 1960 divorce.

The famous Superman episode, "Night of Terror" had this result: "Was accidentally punched during filming of Adventures of Superman: Night of Terror (1952), knocking her unconscious. The actor who punched her apologized profusely, but the actual punch was left in the episode, as there was no time to reshoot the scene."

She had one of the greatest 'screams' of any Hollywood actress, and in that magical first (violent!) season of "Superman" she let out many a great scream from her scary circumstance! A memorable actress, just as Noel Neill was in playing 'Lois' after that first season of 24 episodes in 1952, after her appearance in the 1951 "Superman and the Mole Men in 1951 when she was 24. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0167659

I also recently saw her once again in a "Lone Ranger" episode, "The Woman in the White Mask" as 'Jane Johnson' in 1955, at 28.
texasluva MadMadMadWorld 16 months ago
Thanks for the info that most people didn't know. I had to look it up to share the actual footage. I read most of the movies/TV episodes from trivia section. Some have very interesting things such as other actors possible up for a part. Who knows the outcomes of many a movie would have been different in our eyes.
Superman Double Punch (With Phillis being knocked out by actor) --
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