It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman
Bob Holiday, Broadway's First Superman
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Patricia Marand
Broadway's Lois Lane

Patricia Marand was a glittering star of Broadway. She and Bob Holiday had the privilege of playing Lois Lane and Superman together, and they became great friends in real life, too. There was never a romance between Bob and "Patty," but they definitely enjoyed playing the most romantic couple of all time.

Truth be known, the first time Superman ever told Lois Lane that he loved her was on the Broadway stage in "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman"!

Forty years later, Bob Holiday and Patricia Marand met up at a 2007 revival of "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman." Bob told me that the first words Patricia said to him were, "Where were you? I looked for you!" He treasured those words for the rest of his life. There was still no romance, as Patricia was happily married to the love of her life Irv Salem, who accompanied her to the revival. But the friendship that began between Lois Lane and Superman in 1966 had lasted four decades.

Sadly, that revival was the last time Bob and Patricia would see each other. Just one year later, Patricia passed away from brain cancer. Her husband kept in touch with Bob, letting him know Patricia's progress in her battle with that insidious disease. Irv encouraged Bob to call Patricia while she was in the hospital. Patricia tried her best to communicate, but the cancer had robbed her of her voice.

A few years later, webmaster Toni Collins corresponded with Irv Salem and got his blessing to post this video. Irv expressed dismay as to why his beautiful wife was not better known. We here at SupermanBobHoliday.com wonder the same thing.

Irv Salem passed away on October 29, 2016, less than three months before Bob Holiday left us. I can just see Bob, Patty and Irv catching up on old times and singing a few ballads together.

We'll bring you more from Patricia Marand's fabulous career over the next few weeks.
Stay tuned!

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