Margot Kidder Revealed Her True Feelings for 'Superman' Decade Before Her Death


Today, the world mourns the loss of the iconic Lois Lane many grew up with. Margot Kidder, the actress most well known for the role in the 1978 hit “Superman: The Movie” has passed away at the age of 69.

Kidder began acting in the 1960s and skyrocketed to fame with her role as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeves as Superman.

She went on to reprise the role in the “Superman” sequels, and over the years has starred in other movies and TV shows including “The Amityville Horror,” “Black Christmas,” and “Heartaches.”

After battling severe depression and bipolar disorder, Kidder went on to become an outspoken advocate for mental health in 1996.

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She continued acting throughout her lifetime, even working as a theater actress. Kidder still had projects in production as recently as this year.

In 2015, the actress won an Emmy for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming for her role in “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.”

But Kidder never forgot her rise to fame, and in a 2006 interview with Entertainment Tonight, she explained just how much her co-star Reeve meant to her.

“Chris was so much to me like a kid brother. I remember pretending he was Harrison Ford. I had rather a large crush on Harrison,” Kidder revealed.

Two years after Reeve’s passing, Kidder’s still held a special place in her heart for her co-star. “He didn’t become Superman, he just became an exemplary human being with all his humanity intact.”

Kidder’s manager confirmed the actress passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 13, in her Montana home.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kidder’s family and friends during this tragic time. Rest in peace, Margot, you will be missed.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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