In addition to starring in Lois Lane, Margot Kidder played leading roles in numerous other famous films including ‘’Black Christmas’’, ‘’The Great Waldo Pepper’’, and ‘’The Amityville Horror’’.
Margot Kidder, the actress who played the role of Lois Lane in numerous ‘’Superman’’ films, died Sunday in Montana at her home, her manager has confirmed. She was 69-years-old.
In addition to starring alongside Christopher Reeve’s Clark Kent in the original 1978 ‘’Superman’’ movie, Kidder also played a major part in the three sequels: ‘’Superman II’’ in 1980m ‘’Superman III’ in 1983 and ‘’Superman IV’’ in 1987.
Her co-star Christopher Reeve died in 2004 nine-years after he suffered a quadriplegic injury following an accident while riding a horse.
Speaking about her chemistry with Reeve, Kidder told website Hey U Guys in 2016 that it was because ‘’ we came from similar backgrounds and he looked like one of my brothers.”
“So the energy we had was one of brother and sister, which was often bickering, that took the place of romantic energy,” she said.
Kidder made her debut on silverscreen back in 1969 with the TV series ‘’Wojeck’’. Her first role in a film came a year before, in 1968, in a Canadian movie ‘’ “The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar.”
After huge success of her maiden film, Kidder became the star in Hollywood and following a move to Los Angeles, she got to play leading roles in TV shows including ‘’Mod Squad’’, ‘’Nichols’’, and ‘’McQueen’’.
Still, it was her role of Lois Lane in the 1978’s ‘’Superman’’ movie which opened the doors of worldwide fame for Kidder. She gave back to back hits in two successive years when her 1979’s ‘’the Amityville Horror’’ also performed brilliantly at the Box Office.
However, her personal life wasn’t as successful as her on-screen one, as Kidder struggled with three unsuccessful marriages – and following thousands of dollars in her medical bills – Kidder was homeless in 1996 and struggling with bipolar disorder.
Her story and career was so heart-moving that it grabbed the hearts of Hollywood fans, most of whom came forward to help her get rid of her demons. She eventually got back to her feet and till the last few days of his life, she was working as a mental health advocate.
Following her death on Sunday, tributes poured in on Twitter.
oh no, Margot Kidder.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) May 14, 2018
#MargotKidder was incredible in the Superman movies. The Lois Lane she created had so much strength, humor and vulnerability that she became as much a part of what made the movie work as the wonderful Chris Reeve, Gene Hackman and others. #ripmargotkidder
— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) May 14, 2018
— Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (@ReeveFoundation) May 14, 2018