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Superman actress Margot Kidder passes away at 69

Superman actress Margot Kidder passes away at 69

While Kidder will undoubtedly be remembered as that fearless reporter, she's leaving another legacy, too: her advocacy for mental health awareness.

Margot Kidder, who was best known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, has died at the age of 69.

She passed away at her home in Montana, the Canadian born actress became a naturalised United States citizen in 2005. In a manic state, she threw away her purse because she believed there was a bomb in it and imagined her ex-husband was a Central Intelligence Agency chief who was intent on killing her, as Kidder later told People. "She was a fighter". The cause of death is now under investigation, according to police, after an anonymous caller reported that the actress was unconscious. A rep tells ABC that she died "peacefully in her sleep". Police responded to the call and found Margot Kidder unresponsive. Kidder said that her mood swings "could knock over a building", and that it was hard for her to see that there was anything wrong with her actions. It was important to be open about those things.

Kidder also battled bipolar disorder and was homeless for a short time in 1996. But we were all like a family. "She was going to be an actress, and she wanted to be a star".

Margot Kidder's later movies were mostly of the horror genre, small independent films, or something with an indirect link to "Superman", but she proved her versatility as an actress by winning a Daytime Emmy Award in 2015.as a children's performer. Additionally, Kidder starred in The Amityville Horror in 1979, Heartaches, and a slew of other movies and TV shows. At a May 2016 Sanders rally in Billings, Montana, she delighted in the political activism of millennials, according to the Billings Gazette. She became a US citizen in 2005 so she could vote in this country and continue her protest against the USA intervention in Iraq without fears of being departed.

She'd been married 3 times, although she'd been single since the '80s. 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. Those who have came after her showed their respect on Monday with sweet social media posts.

It's no exaggeration to say that she inspired a generation of women and men to enter journalism as much as her real-world counterparts Woodward and Bernstein. She and Christopher Reeve were polar opposites.

"She became politically active and I thought she was very interesting in her feistiness and rebellious nature in life". Cocky, self-assured, and proud of her chain-smoking habit (and inability to spellcheck), she breathed some screwball humor into the film as well as an air of authentic newsroom brassiness. "She was a very devoted person to her art and to film".

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"She was warm, gregarious, hilarious and just a pleasure to work with", Nielson said in a phone interview.

"Comic book films weren't treated seriously back then, they were considered throw-offs", he said.

"They made a great screen pair - a little like the old Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy-type of on-screen couples, where she's his match", said Chantler.

Bumbray believes the early Superman films paved the way for the popularity of the superhero movie genre today.

Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. "We continued to have fun together over the last 40 years".

"She led the way brilliantly", Hatcher wrote.

"On-screen she was magic".


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