Margot Kidder, The Definitive Lois Lane, Dies at 69

17 May, 2018, 03:15 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • Margot Kidder, The Definitive Lois Lane, Dies at 69

After a trip to NY that included seeing a stage production of Bye, Bye Birdie, she first got the idea to try acting.

As Lois, Kidder was feisty and determined - a superhero in her own way. As Syfy Wire's Courtney Enlow put it: "Her work was her passion, her work was her life, her work was her love truer than she could possibly find with Superman".

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.

The Canadian was best known for playing Lois Lane in four Superman movies with Christopher Reeve in the 1970s and 80s.

But without a doubt, landing the role as a reporter in the "Superman" movie in 1978 launched her into celebrity status.

Kidder also battled bipolar disorder and was homeless for a short time in 1996. It doesn't hurt that my mom's name is Lois, and friends used to say she 'looked like Lois Lane, ' meaning Kidder.

Margot Kidder, The Definitive Lois Lane, Dies at 69

Between Superman films she made 1979's blockbuster The Amityville Horror, 1981's Heartaches, 1983's Trenchcoat, 1984's The Glitter Dome, and 1985's Little Treasure.

She was politically active in her later years and was arrested outside the White House in 2011, where she was protesting the Iraq War. She also appears alongside Christopher Reeve in one of the most famous scenes in cinema history.

Kidder would appear in all three Superman films, including a diminished role in Superman III, alongside her Some Kind of Hero co-star Richard Pryor. She won an Emmy in 2015 for her role as Mrs. Worthington in R.L. Stan's The Haunting Hour and guest-starred on television shows including Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word. The actress had a famously rough time coping with mental health problems, including paranoia and depression.

"We continued to have fun together over the last 40 years and she was a joy to be around", in view of her 5,000 Twitter followers.

She officially became a United States citizen in 2005, claiming she did so to participate in the voting process and to continue her protests against US intervention in Iraq without fear of facing deportation.

"The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness", she told People shortly after. The weight of fame, three marriages, and preposterous medical bills became too much for her-or anyone, for that matter-to process.

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