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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Kirk Alyn

Recorded February 22nd, 1979 - 46 min

He was the motion picture screen’s first Man of Steel, starring in the 1948 Columbia Pictures 15-chapter serial, Superman and the sequel, Atom Man versus Superman in 1950. He was in Chicago for a special event celebrating his career. He was born October 8, 1910 and was 68 when we spoke to him in our broadcast studio a few days before his personal appearance. He died March 14, 1999 at age 88.

Kirk Alyn – “Superman” – 1948 Movie Serial



  1. Jon Teboe says... comment left on June 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Great interview ! Thanks for posting. I met Kirk back in the early 1980s at a science fiction convention. He was a very nice man.

  2. Frank Kowal III says... comment left on January 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Wow, that was so neat! I just discovered this site and had no idea so many of these sorts of interviews existed. Like so many others I first saw Kirk Alyn in the SUPERMAN serials, but to be honest I only knew the most general information about him. It was enlightening to hear him speak not only about his career, but about what the different studios were like. Now I have to try to find his other film appearances. Thanks!

  3. Kevin S.Butler says... comment left on February 25, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for sharing this radio interview with the movies’ first”Superman” “Clark Kent”:Kirk Alyn.

  4. James Scott says... comment left on January 4, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I was at your show with him in 1979. We watched his cartoons and film clips and then did a question & answer session. It was a great night. I spoke with Mr Alyn and got several autographs.