Superman: II

While writing that post about the disappointment of Superman, I started thinking about a story I’d heard about the kid who played baby Man of Steel in the original flick.

His name was Lee Quigley, and—at age 14 in 1991—he died while doing a whippet with an aerosol can.

According to the world’s Superman geeks, there’s a curse following the whole industry. This, from an old message board:

The people in superman movies,shows and etc could be cursed too.
The Fleischer Brothers
Max and David Fleischer are two brothers who created a studio that produces Fleischer Superman cartoons. Sometime after showing the film, Flescher brothers began to quarrel with one another that causes the studio fell into financial difficulties that forced sale to Paramount Studios. David finally able to resume his career as an advisor to the special effects at Universal Studios, but Max died in destitute conditions.

Kirk Alyn
Kirk Alyn played Superman in two films in the 1940s. After he played the movie, his acting career finished because it was considered too synonymous with the character of Superman. Eventually he retired and moved to Arizona.

He appeared as a cameo in the 1978 film Superman as Lois Lane’s father. In 1999, he died after contracting the disease Alzhiemer.

Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder is playing opposite Christopher Reeve, who plays the central character, Lois Lane. After playing in the movie, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

In April 1996, he disappeared for several days and found by police in a state of paranoia and delusions.

Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is a famous Hollywood actor who played Jor-El, Clark Kent’s biological father in the film Superman: The Movie (1978). Marlon experienced many tragedies in her life.

In May 1990, Brando’s first son, Christian, shot and killed Dag Drollet, stepsister Christian lover, Cheyenne Brando, in his home in Beverly Hills. Christian claims that the incident was an accident. However, the court ruled 10 years in prison for him. Christian died 18 years later at the age of 49 years.

In 1995, Cheyenne is still depressed over the death of Dag Drollet suicide by hanging himself. He was only 25 years.

Marlon Brando’s own experience of life that is not less difficult. Since the number of tragedies in his life, he began to alienate himself from the glitzy Hollywood. On July 1, 2004, Brando died at age 80 due to pulmonary fibrosis. He is also known to suffer from liver cancer, heart failure and diabetes, which caused him almost blind.

Lee Quigley
Lee Quigley played baby Kal-El in the Superman films of 1978.

He died in March 1991 at a very young age, which is 14 years old, from inhaling harmful gas aerosols.

Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor plays a villain in the movie Superman III. Three years later, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He died on December 10, 2005 from heart failure.

Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway is one of the artists who play in the movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). On July 2, 1996, Mariel sister named Margaux was found dead of an overdose. He was 41 years old. Although the event was considered a suicide, Mariel did not believe him.

Mark Pillow
Mark Pillow is the actor who played Nuclear Man in the movie Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987). That role is his first debut in acting. However, after that role, his career finished and never plays the movie again.

Similar fate was experienced John Haymes Newton, Gerard Christopher and Stacy Haiduk who played Superboy in the series between 1988 – 1992.

Lex Luger
Lex Luger is a pro wrestler who ever appeared in a role in the movie New Superboy in 2007. He then suffered nerve damage that made him paralyzed.Remember SuperBoy why would he be cursed? beacuse If you play the strongest man on Earth, you will either die an untimely death or end up in the weakest position possible.

Lane Smith
Lane Smith played Perry White, the boss of Clark Kent and Lois Lane in TV series Lois & Clark. Later, he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s rare disease and died on June 13, 2005.

Jeph Loeb
Jeph Loeb, writer TV series Smallville, lost her son, Sam Loeb, due to cancer.

7 thoughts on “Superman: II”

  1. Wow, I watched the original Superman movie when it came out in 1978 and then, in 1991, my great aunt died of cancer. There is a curse! Such compelling arguments!

  2. Wow. No George Reeves? Thought he was the most obvious recipient of the “Superman Curse.” See the movie “Hollywoodland.”

    Also, I think Pryor and Brando are a bit of a stretch. I think Brando in particular had been playing out his character from “Apocalypse Now” for years.

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