So was Lois Lane, for that matter. I've been listening to the old Superman radio show, where she was invariably called "the Daily Planet's star girl reporter." Even when she had her own comic book, in the '50s, it was called "Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane." Ah, sexism.
If you've never seen the Torchy Blane movies, by the way, they're worth looking up. They're a lot of fun, with clever, rapid-fire, wisecracking dialogue (Glenda Farrell, who played Torchy, could supposedly say 400 words in 40 seconds, although that may have been studio hype). Although they're mostly murder mysterie