ACTRESS Margot Kidder, best known for playing reporter Lois Lane in the Superman films, has died at 69. Kidder was born in Yellowknife because of her father's job, which required the family to live in remote locations.
Co-star Reeve died in 2004. 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 Lois was spunky, feisty, and all the other adjectives associated with female leads in that era, but she additionally was more defiantly her own person than numerous love interests who appeared in male-led superhero movies in the ensuing decades. I'll miss you Margo Kidder. She was later placed in psychiatric care. As the cause has not yet been found, her death is still under investigation.
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.
Kidder kept her profile high with a critically praised performance inThe Amityville Horror in 1979, and continued to play major and minor roles in a variety of films and television series over the years, including guest roles onSmallville, Brothers & Sisters, and The L Word in recent years. She and Christopher Reeve were polar opposites.
Kidder was in a vehicle crash in December 1990, after which she was unable to work for two years, causing her financial problems. "In struggling with her mental health, she was also determined that there shouldn't be a stigma around that".
It was with the four Reeve-centered Superman movies, which were released between 1978 and 1987, that Kidder remains the most well-known, of course, and which most people will remember her for. Kidder was an activist and challenged the Iraq War. There are very few who have been able to really perfectly gel into the legacy of Lois Lane, and Terri Hatcher is probably a close second, but there is something special about Kidder. "She was charming and very amusing".
"I just kind of admired her strength". The actress was married three times, first to novelist Thomas McGuane, in 1979 she Wednesday actor John Heard - but the couple split up six days after the wedding.
But following her 1996 breakdown, she began to recover her mental health.