Phyllis Thaxter Obituary


Actress Phyllis Thaxter, Superman’s Mom, Dies at 90




She played Ma Kent in the 1978 superhero film after appearing years earlier in such classics as “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” and “Act of Violence.”


By Mike Baxter
Hollywood Reporter
August 15, 2012


Phyllis Thaxter, the wholesome actress who played Ma Kent in 1978’s Superman and the faithful girlfriend to vengeful POW Robert Ryan in the 1948 film noir classic Act of Violence, has died. She was 90.


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