Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Actress Kidder, of 'Superman' fame, dies at 69

Actress Kidder, of 'Superman' fame, dies at 69

Margot was most famous for playing Superman's leading lady, Lois Lane, in the 1978 movie alongside Christopher Reeve, as well as in the following three sequels.

Kidder died on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, according to a notice on the website of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home. Her story grabbed the hearts of fans and Hollywood with many reaching out to help Kidder, who eventually got back on her feet and went on to become a mental health advocate.

It is cited as an essential inspiration by makers of modern day Marvel and DC films. It hit the stratosphere six years later, when she appeared as Lois Lane in the launching of the Superman film franchise.

Kidder began acting in the late 1960s, but rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in "Superman: The Movie" opposite Christopher Reeve.

The Canadian-born actress also starred in the horror films Black Christmas and The Amityville Horror, and in later years became an activist. She became a U.S. citizen in 2005.

Reeve died in 2004 of complications from an infection, nine years after becoming a quadriplegic following a horse riding accident.

Despite that setback Kidder continued to act on both the silver and small screens, and occasionally on stage.

He wrote in a post shared on Twitter with his 8,878 followers: "Margot lived at the foot of Canyon Mountain, right outside of Livingston. Off-screen she was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring woman [sic] I've ever known", he tweeted.

Kidder, as ace reporter Lane, was a salty, sexually savvy adult who played off of the boyish, farm-raised charm of Reeve's Clark Kent, though her dogged journalism constantly got her into unsafe scrapes that required old-fashioned rescues.

"The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness", she told People shortly after.

She was married and divorced three times and is survived by her only child, daughter Maggie, and three children.

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