Before we believed a man could fly! Before the big blockbuster movies! Superman first came to the screen in weekly serials and the man who would don the cape for the first time little known actor Kirk Alyn.
Kirk Alyn was born John Feggo, Jr. on October 8, 1910 to Hungarian immigrant parents in Oxford, New Jersey. He started out as a chorus boy on Broadway in the 1930s. He also worked as a singer and dancer in vaudeville before moving to Hollywood in the early 1940s to make feature films, but was only able to gain bit parts in low-budget films.
When he first went to Hollywood, he met fellow dancer and actress, Virginia O’Brien. They were married in 1942, and had one son and two daughters. They were divorced in 1955. While he made a living he never made a huge mark on Hollywood until 1948 when he would don the colors red, blue and yellow and play ‘The Man of Steel’ Superman.