Margot Kidder, actress best known as Superman's Lois Lane - obituary

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Superman star Margot Kidder has passed away at age 69.

The actress was famous for her role as Lois Lane in the franchise of the 1970s and 1980s "Superman".

"They took one of the best American actresses around, Amy Adams, and didn't give her anything to do!" If you're a fan of Superman: The Movie, then you know that Kidder's chemistry with Christopher Reeve was one of the most appealing elements of the movie, and Kidder won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Kidder and Reeve went on to star in three more "Superman" movies, the last being "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace", in 1987.

Kidder had numerous film's most memorable lines, including "You've got me?!" She also returned to her fright-film roots with The Amityville Horror (1979), a major hit. Since movies in her era mostly depicted women as inferior beings to men, Margot Kidder showed that she was Clark Kent's equal.


After a 1990 auto crash, the actress was forced to take a break from her career for two years which led to her being bankrupt. It includes the part in the "Superman" spinoff TV series titled "Smallville" as well as a guest-starring role in the lesbian drama "The L Word".

Margaret Ruth Kidder was born Oct 17, 1948, in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Her illness got so intense she was homeless for a while in 1996 after a breakdown that led her to disappear for four days. A spark of vivacious life in all of her films.

Eventually her parents sent her to boarding school in Toronto, where she started acting in school plays.

In 1990, Kidder suffered a spinal injury in a minor auto accident and she ended up in debt as a result. She went on to appear in three sequels over the next nine years. Kidder Wednesday actor John Heard in 1979 for six days. She most recently appeared in The Red Maple Leaf and The Neighborhood.

She had a daughter in 1976 with her first husband, novelist Thomas McGuane.

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