Hollywood Pays Tribute To 'Superman' Star Margot Kidder

Actress Margot Kidder is seen here with her Superman co-star Christopher Reeve

Actress Margot Kidder is seen here with her Superman co-star Christopher Reeve

Kidder is survived by daughter Maggie McGuane, granddaughter Maisie Kirn and grandson Charlie Kirn.

Margot Kidder, who starred as the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Clark Kent in four "Superman" films in the late '70s and '80s, died Sunday at her home in Montana.

Kidder last appeared in the independent film The Neighborhood, alongside Danny Aiello.

Kidder began her acting career in her 20s and shot to global fame playing the intrepid reporter Lois Lane in 1978's Superman, opposite Christopher Reeve, and in three sequels. She also acted in theatrical productions, most notably appearing on Broadway in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues.

Although she's best known for playing the tough-as-nails journalist Lois Lane, Kidder struggled with mental illness over the years, and has spoken publicly about the battle with manic depression she waged both before and after she suffered a nervous breakdown in 1996. At the time, Kidder had been working on an autobiography when her laptop computer was infected with a virus, which caused it to crash and her to lose three years' worth of drafts.

According to reports, Margot had an estimated worth of $300,000 when she died.

Reeve died in 2004 of complications from an infection, nine years after becoming a quadriplegic following a horse riding accident. She was later placed in psychiatric care. It doesn't hurt that my mom's name is Lois, and friends used to say she 'looked like Lois Lane, ' meaning Kidder. She also featured in such films as Black Christmas (1974) and Heartaches (1981).

The Canadian-born actress was married and divorced three times. She and Christopher Reeve were polar opposites. She eventually was found by Glendale police and taken to UCLA Medical Center.

Kidder had been reportedly ill with flu days before passing and had called in sick to the "Drew and Mike Show" on May 9. "She didn't think one person was following her". "After it was over, I totally understood the need to abolish the stigma attached to people with thought disorders", she told the Chicago Tribune in 2001.

Kidder dated former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, father of Justin Trudeau. Her third marriage was to French director Philippe de Broca from 1983 to 1984.

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