Susannah York – 1939 – 2011…

This month fans all over the world bode a sad but fond farewell to another one of its national treasures. You can read all about Ms. York’s incredible life and career here but to many she will always be remembered as Lara – Wife of Jor-El and Mother of Kal-El in Superman: The Movie, Superman II and Superman IV: the Quest For Peace. With her role unexpectedly expanded thanks to Marlon Brando’s omission due to escalating costs, her reassuring and sensitive appearance coaching her son in matters of the heart was one of the highlights of Superman II.
The autograph above was obtained for me in person while Ms. York was appearing in a play in London in the mid-2000’s. It is a centrepiece of my collection…

2 Replies to “Susannah York – 1939 – 2011…”

  1. I was so sad when I heard she passed and not long after the actor who played the baby superman in a very tragic accident. Very sad many of those faces of yesteryear are gone.

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