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Superman actress Margot Kidder dies at age 69

Superman actress Margot Kidder dies at age 69

According to IMDB, she has roles in two upcoming films that are in pre-production.

"Margot passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 13", a representative told the Los Angeles Times. Her more notable turns included The Amityville Horror, Sisters, Heartaches, The Great Waldo Pepper, and Black Christmas. She was born in Canada, and became a US citizen in 2005. After the nervous breakdown, she "soft-retired" to the town of Livingston, Montana - but emerged regularly to find catharsis with the fans who loved her. "She was a source of human strength in a film about superhuman strength". Her career started to take off in 1970 when she starred opposite Gene Wilder in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx.

Prior to her 1996 "freak-out", Kidder had become known as much for her "acting out" as for her acting, People said. Her father was the manager of the Yellowknife Telephone Company from 1948 to 1951. "It wasn't something I really liked or something I was very good at. She was a very devoted person to her art and to film".

After her breakout, Kidder appeared in scores of films while remaining in solid demand through the 1980s.

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

In view of her 97,000 Twitter followers, she penned: "It is a privilege to have shared the same role of Lois Lane with this wonderful actress". In 2007, she revealed she had not suffered a manic episode in 11 years and credited orthomolecular medicine.

Kidder's long career is an inspiration, but so too was her tenacity in the face of despair. It doesn't hurt that my mom's name is Lois, and friends used to say she 'looked like Lois Lane, ' meaning Kidder. Appearing alongside Christopher Reeve's Clark Kent/Superman in Richard Donner's 1978 film, Kidder brought natural charm and smarts to the role, which she reprised in 1981's Superman II, but fell out with the producers over the replacement of Donner as director. "We continued to have fun together over the last 40 years".

In the late 1960s she landed her first TV roles, in Canadian series like "Wojeck", "McQueen" and "Corwin". Protesting the first Gulf War in 1991 led to her being called "Baghdad Betty", but she embraced the name in an open letter to her mother.

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