'Superman' actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

Tanya Cunningham
May 14, 2018

Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane in "Superman", died Sunday in Montana.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Police responded to the call to find her dead.

In 2016, Kidder told entertainment website Hey U Guys that her chemistry with Reeve was authentic "because we came from similar backgrounds and he looked like one of my brothers".

Margaret Ruth Kidder was born on October 17, 1948 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary Wilson, a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert.


Kidder starred in the Superman trilogy released between 1978-1983 as hotshot reporter Lane, who was also the love interest of Clark Kent - played by Christopher Reeve, who died in 2004. She continued acting right up until this year, taking small roles in TV shows and movies - but also had stage roles. including "The Vagina Monologues" on Broadway.

Kidder, who became an American citizen, had settled in Montana to live in a "culture-free zone" away from the spotlight and close to her daughter and grandchildren. In 1996, her agent reported she had been missing for three days when she was discovered hiding in someone's back yard, telling police that people were chasing her.

Kidder became a naturalized USA citizen in 2005 and in later years became an outspoken political, environmental, and anti-war activist.

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