TMZ: 'Superman' star Margot Kidder dead at 69

Bessie Dean
May 17, 2018

Margot Kidder, who became famous for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman, has died at her home in Montana.

NBC has confirmed the star of the big screen Margot Kidder, Superman's love, passed away on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana.

Speaking with the website Hey U Guys in 2016, Kidder said her natural chemistry with Reeve was a result of coming from similar backgrounds and sharing a sibling-like affection for each other. "So sorry for the passing of Margot Kidder the star of four Superman movies who will always be Lois Lane", he wrote.

Marc McClure, who played Jimmy Olson in the Superman films, paid tribute to Kidder in a statement: "Margie was one of the strongest women I've ever known".

She was 69 years old. She took a role in Rob Zombie's horror sequel Halloween 2 back in 2009.

Even in her post-"Superman" years, Kidder stayed active in fan communities, regularly appearing at conventions and events.

"The crew would be embarrassed". "It wasn't something I really liked or something I was very good at".

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Both would remain known nearly entirely for their Superman roles, and struggled to find other major parts. She also appeared in the 1979 horror classic The Amityville Horror, and continued working both in voiceover and on camera, in addition to making comic convention appearances. She also had two more roles yet to be released, TMZ reported.

The actress was due to take part in a panel discussion on Saturday alongside her Superman cast members Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Jeff East and Aaron Smolinski, according to Detroit Free Press.

Acting work dried up for several years, but Kidder later re-emerged with a guest starring role in TV shows including the L Word, a drama about a group of lesbians and bisexuals living in Los Angeles.

"I'm not saying it's all over", Kidder told People magazine after her life derailed in 1996. Kidder was an activist and challenged the Iraq War.

Kidder was born in Yellowknife, Canada, and graduated from a Toronto boarding school before pursuing acting.

She also dated late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, directors Steven Spielberg and Tom Mankiewicz, and comedian Richard Pryor.

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