Superman Actress Margot Kidder Dies Aged 69

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Kidder had numerous movies' most memorable lines, including "You've got me?!" She was determined that she was going to be a star. A troubled life, which she overcame through grace. While an entire generation was first introduced to Kidder with Superman in 1978 and its sequels, she was an incredibly appreciated part of the horror film community as well, and became a powerful advocate of mental health over the course of her life.

Margot Kidder was best known for her role opposite Christopher Reeve in the Superman films of the 1970s and 80s.

Kidder's long career is an inspiration, but so too was her tenacity in the face of despair.

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She hit headlines for all the wrong reasons in the mid-1990s when her battle with bipolar disorder went public and she was discovered living homeless. The cause of death is now under investigation, according to police, after an anonymous caller reported that the actress was unconscious.

Years later Margot said she had not had a manic episode for a long time because she had been cured by orthomolecular medicine.

Kidder returned to Hollywood stronger than before and became known for films like Black Christmas (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), 92 in the Shade (1975) and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975). She had banked a 10-year body of work in TV and movies by the time "Superman" arrived. Her manager also refrained from commenting about it. Kidder began her career in the 1960s appearing in low-budget Canadian films and television series, before landing a lead role in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970).

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Kidder appeared on Broadway in The Vagina Monologues in December 2002, and toured with the show for two years. She later married actor John Heard, but they split after six days.

Margot Kidder's Lois Lane is probably, outside of the animated series version, the best version of the character we've ever gotten. And as long as people watch superhero movies, she'll continue to fly across the silver screen. "She didn't think one person was following her".

Margot Kidder was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada and was one of five children.

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