Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Margot Kidder dead: Lois Lane actor dies at 69

Margot Kidder dead: Lois Lane actor dies at 69

Actress Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970's and 1980's has died aged 69.

No further details were given and messages left with Kidder's representatives were not immediately returned. While her cause of death is unknown, the Park Country Attorney, Bruce Becker, told TMZ that an unidentified person called 911 to report that Kidder was "unresponsive".

Co-star Reeve died in 2004. On Sunday, May 13, people across the globe mourned the passing of a DC Universe star, Margot Kidder. Clumsy and mild-mannered as Clark Kent, yet powerful and confident as Superman, Reeve was so ideal for the role that it's hard to imagine anyone else in the part. She also featured in such films as Black Christmas (1974) and Heartaches (1981).

She was also known for her work as a mental health advocate.

Smart, funny, and absent a public persona, Kidder somehow stayed open to the world despite the sort of head-turning fame that eventually overwhelms so many public figures.

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.

She was unable to work for two years after serious auto crash in 1990.

The actress was a particular favourite of the media, and it wasn't just because she played an ace reporter on the big screen.

In 1976 she took time off to welcome her daughter, Maggie - now 41-years-old - her first husband, American novelist Thomas McGuane.

Margaret Ruth Kidder was born in Canada and honed her acting skills on TV shows such as McQueen, Nichols, Banacek and Mod Squad before becoming a movie star.

Kidder subsequently married actor John Heard (1979-'80) and French director/actor Philippe de Broca (1983-'84).

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

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Kidder experienced a widely publicized manic episode in April 1996, during which she disappeared for four days in Los Angeles, only to be discovered in the backyard of a Glendale homeowner.

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