Posted: 16 Aug 2012 00:44 Last Edited By: Kal Reeves
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Superman' Actress Phyllis Thaxter Dies at 92
By By KYLE HIGHTOWER
ORLANDO, Fla. August 15, 2012 (AP)
Phyllis Thaxter, an actress best known for her role as Clark Kent's adoptive mother in the 1978 film "Superman," has died in Florida. She was 92.
Thaxter's daughter, Skye Aubrey, says the actress died Tuesday in Longwood, just north of Orlando, after a nine-year fight with Alzheimer's disease.
The Maine native appeared in 17 movies. Thaxter also had dozens of television roles, including a run on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" from 1956 to 1960 and a stint on the "Alfred Hitchcock Hour" from 1963 to 1964.
Thaxter was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Gilbert Lea. She was also previously married to film executive James Aubrey.
Her daughter said funeral services will be private.
I always liked Phyllis as Ma Kent. Phyllis to me will always be one of the best actresses that played the role of Ma Kent. My prayers to her and her family and may she be remembered forever. I am watching Superman the movie to honor her memory.
GO FORWARD! __________________
"Although Lex Luthor is your ultimate opponent, you will triumph over him, and when you show yourself to the world....it will be a different age than ours, Clark. A silver age of heroism...that will start when they look up into the sky at you...with hope for tomorrow. You will help everyone to embrace it."-Dr Fate