"Superman" Actress Margot Kidder Dies At 69

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in Entertainment News & Politics


Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in 1978's Superman, died on Sunday at the age of 69. The actress passed away at her home in Montana, a spokesperson at Franzen-Davis funeral home in Livingston, Montana, confirmed to TMZ on Monday.

Kidder went on to portray her iconic character in the film's three sequels Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and continued acting decades after her breakout role.

The Canadian actress also appeared in The Amityville Horror, Black Christmas and TV series Boston Common. She won an Emmy for her performance on children's show R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour and appeared in the Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2002.

Kidder suffered a widely-publicized manic breakdown in April of 1996, which led to her being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After a computer virus caused her to permanently lose years worth of drafts of her autobiography, Kidder disappeared for days before being found in a distressed state after reportedly being raped. She was placed in psychiatric care and later said in 2007 that she hadn't had a serious manic episode in over a decade.
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RIP Margo.  Lois Lane 4ever.

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well she did out live superman
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dm2754 thanks for the laugh
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Male 42,583
I'm sorry she passed away, but truthfully I thought she was bad casting as Lois Lane. 
I liked her in 'Smallville' though

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Gerry1of1 Favorite scene in the film
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"No, Thanks. I never drink when I fly." 
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