Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the original “Superman” films, has died. She was 69.
The actress died at her home on Sunday, according to Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana.
Born Oct. 17 in Canada, Kidder got her start in low-budget Canadian films and TV shows before landing a role in 1970’s “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx” opposite Gene Wilder. She later appeared in “1973’s “Sisters,” Robert Redford’s “The Great Waldo Pepper,” and 1979’s “The Amityville Horror.”
She rose to prominence as Lois Lane in 1978’s “Superman” and its three sequels.
Kidder, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, suffered some career setbacks after a public nervous breakdown in 1996. She had guest roles on “Smallville,” “Brothers & Sisters,” and “The L Word” in the 2000s. Kidder also acted on stage, including Broadway’s 2002 production of “The Vagina Monologues.”
Kidder became a U.S. citizen on in 2005 and lived in Montana until her death. With her citizenship, Kidder was an activist and challenged the Iraq War. She was arrested at the White House in 2011 during a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
She won an Emmy Award in 2015 for performer in children’s programming for the children’s TV show “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.”
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