Superman, as he appeared in the 1939 world's fair. The 1939 World's Fair was a 1939 event which Superman attended. It was likely one of his first public appearances. Ray Middleton, who played Superman at the fair, was the first live actor to play Superman. Characters Ray Middleton as Superman Retrieved from "https://superman.fandom.com/wiki/1939_World%27s_Fair?oldid=30187" Categories: Live Attractions Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.