Jerry Siegel

Jerry Siegel

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Jan 1996 (aged 81)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Columbarium, 2nd Floor, Middle of East Wall
Memorial ID 77094920 · View Source
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Born Jermone Siegel, Jerry Carter used several pseudonyms including Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, and Herbert S. Fine. He was the American co-creator of Superman (along with Joe Shuster, who met when they were 16 at Glenville High School), the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable of the 20th century.

Creater-Writer of Spy Robotman, Radio Squad, Slam Bradley, Dr. Occult, Superman (October 17, 1914 - January 28, 1996), Superboy, The Spectre, Funnyman, GI Joe Etc.

He was honored with the following awards: Inkpot Award, 1975; Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame, 1992; Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, 1993; and The Bill Finger Award For Excellence In Comic Book Writing, 2005 (posthumously).

Shuster hired Joanne Kovacs Carter as a model for Lane, and his depiction of Lane was based on his drawings of Kovac's hairstyle and facial features. In 1948, Jerry married Joanne Carter, who was the first in a long line of Lois Lanes, who have included Phyllis Coates, Noel Neill, Teri Hatcher, and Erica Durance on television, as well as Margot Kidder and Kate Bosworth in the movies.

In 1975, Siegel and Joe Shuster launched a campaign against Warner Communication and ultimately were awarded $20,000 a year for each for the rest of their lives and guaranteed they would be acknowledged in all comics, TV episodes, films, and, later, video games staring Superman and would be credited "created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster." In 1999, after his death, his wife, Joanne Siegel, and his daughter, Laura Siegel, filed suit against Warner Brothers claiming they were entitled to a share in the United States copyright. In 2008, the judge agreed to their claim. In another lawsuit, on March 23, 2006, a federal judge issued a summary judgment ruling that the Siegel heirs had the right to revoke their copyright assignment to Superboy and had successfully reclaimed the rights as of November 17, 2004.

Jerome was the youngest of six children born to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Mitchell Siegel (née Mikhel Segalovich) was a sign painter who opened a haberdashery and encouraged his son's artistic inclinations.

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His imagination was unlimited...His fight for justice lasted a lifetime...and marrying Joanne was the best decision he ever made.

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