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

Lois Lane and beyond: Remembering Margot Kidder

Lois Lane and beyond: Remembering Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder's representative confirmed to Express.co.uk that she died "peacefully in her sleep" last night.

The protest outside the White House was broken up by police, who arrested several activists, including Kidder and her friend and fellow actress Tantoo Cardinal.

Christopher Reeve was an unknown before being cast as Superman. She was credited with influencing Trudeau's decision to launch a global peace initiative during his final months in office, according to the 2009 biography "Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1968-2000". "You will be missed". Her mother, Margaret, was a teacher, and her father, Kendall, was an explosives expert whose job entailed taking the family to whatever remote place ore had been discovered.

Among her 1975 films was "92 in the Shade", written and directed by the novelist Thomas McGuane, whom she married in 1976; they divorced the next year.

Margot got to grips with her condition and returned to acting, landing roles in TV shows like "Smallville", "Brothers & Sisters", and "The L Word".

Canadian-born Kidder appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows, including The Great Waldo Pepper, The Amityville Horror and the 2014 children's TV series RL Stine's The Haunting Hour, for which she won an Emmy award. The actress made her debut in a short film The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar in 1968, which was a drama set in a Canadian logging community.

It's hard to know what Kidder might have become in a more meritocratic version of Hollywood - one that would better appreciate her talents, providing her with more roles, more security, and less stress. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spoke out about it in an effort to remove the stigma of the disease. At the time, Kidder had been working on an autobiography when her laptop computer was infected with a virus, which caused it to crash and her to lose three years' worth of drafts.

Kidder told PEOPLE five months later that the root of most of her problems - which included "mood swings that could knock over a building" - was manic depression.

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

But following her 1996 breakdown, she began to recover her mental health. They posted a memorial to her on Monday, saying, "May you always be surrounded by dogs".

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