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On January 27 of this year, the world lost a shining star, Bob Holiday.
During the summer, disaster hit his web site and it was almost lost.
Only now are we able to begin to rebuild.

Thank you for your patience.
At long last, we bring Bob's site back, page by page.

Please come back frequently. We will be making regular updates,
sometimes daily, until Bob's web site has been completely restored.

Bob Holiday as Superman on Broadway
Bob Holiday as Superman on Broadway

In 1966, a tall, dark and handsome man named Bob Holiday brought new dimension to the Superman mythos. In previous incarnations, when played by Kirk Alyn and George Reeves, Superman had proven to be strong and solid. Bob Holiday maintained this tradition and happily added a few new touches.

First, and most obvious, Superman flew in real time. There was no chance for a second take, so Bob had to be physically powerful, flexing his muscles on cue and maintaining a Super-posture as he soared on and off the stage.

Second, Bob Holiday was the first singing Superman. The original cast album by Sony Broadway, still available today, proves to a new generation that Superman could sing, sounding every bit as Original Cast Albummasculine as Superman must.

Finally, musical comedy required a Superman who could strike precisely the right balance, bringing humor to the role, yet maintaining the dignity of Superman. Bob Holiday was exactly the right man to hit that balance, creating a strong, serious Superman who still managed to bring hundreds of smiles to theatre-goers.

After leaving show business, Bob Holiday became a successful home builder in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. His beautiful custom homes grace the Lake Wallenpaupack area, standing as tributes to the man who always lives up to the role he once had the privilege to play: Superman.

Bob Holiday Custom Homes
A Beautiful Bob Holiday Custom Home
Lee Adams - Bob Holiday - Charles Strouse
Lyricist Lee Adams, Bob Holiday, and Composer Charles Strouse
Attend a 2007 revival of "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman"

Bob never forgot his time as the 1960's Superman. He attended every East Coast revival that he could. He considered it an honor to be able to reconnect with the people who created the critcally acclaimed show.

Text © 2008, 2017 Toni Collins
Adams/Strouse/Holiday photo © 2007 Brian McKernan
Other photos courtesy of the Estate of Bob Holiday
SUPERMAN and all related elements are the property of DC Comics. TM & © 2017
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