"Superman" Star Margot Kidder Passes Away At Age 69

Ruben Ruiz
May 15, 2018

It starred Christopher Reeve in the title role, and he and Ms.

But her legacy, as least around here, will always be as Superman: The Movie's Lois Lane. From there, she kicked off a career that included movies such as The Gravy Train, Black Christmas, The Great Waldo Pepper and The Amityville Horror.

Teri reprised Margot's alter-ego Lois in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993-1997.

Lois Lane never wavered from her dedication to her job, but she was also very aware of her role as Superman's "girlfriend".

Co-star Reeve died in 2004.

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Ms. Kidder was a longtime mental-health advocate, as her battle with bipolar disorder played out in the public eye in the late '90s. She was diagnosed with manic depression in 1988, but refused to take her prescribed medication, which led to her getting taken away in handcuffs by police after an altercation in 1996. She became a USA citizen in 2005 so she could vote in this country and continue her protest against the US intervention in Iraq without fears of being departed. Kidder was later placed in psychiatric care. It is unclear at the moment how she died, but how she lived was as an outspoken and larger than life figure who found a unique perch in 1970s and '80s pop culture. "That was about it for entertainment". Her career spanned through 135 credits in movies and on TV, including appearances in Baretta, Barnaby Jones, and Mod Squad. She studied her craft at boarding school and continued her education at the University of British Columbia. She would reprise her role in Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. "She was a source of human strength in a film about superhuman strength".

When starring in the Superman movies, Margot was considered a pinup and often landed magazine covers, earning her a large fan base. Her marriages to the actor John Heard in 1979 and the director Philippe de Broca in 1983 also ended in divorce.

Born in Yellowknife, Margot Kidder was part of a mining family that moved around remote regions of the country when she was young, her sister said, but after seeing shows on Broadway in New York City, she became "determined that she was going to be a star". Police responded and found her dead.

Kidder came to embrace her fandom, becoming a regular on the con circuit.

"If I were a cancer patient", she said in 2008, "I would today be considered cured".

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