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Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder

  • Born on
    • October 17th, 1948
  • Died on
    • May 13th, 2018
Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018) was a Canadian-American actress, director, and activist whose career spanned over five decades. Her accolades include three Canadian Screen Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. Though she appeared in an array of films and television, Kidder is most widely known for her performance as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, appearing in the first four films. Born in Yellowknife to a Canadian mother and an American father, Kidder was raised in the Northwest Territories as well as several other Canadian provinces. She began her acting career in the 1960s appearing in low-budget Canadian films and television series, before landing a lead role in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970). She then played twins in Brian De Palma's cult thriller Sisters (1973), a sorority student in the slasher film Black Christmas (1974) and the titular character's girlfriend in the drama The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), opposite Robert Redford. In 1977, she was cast as Lois Lane in Richard Donner's Superman (1978), a role which established her as a mainstream actress. Her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror (1979) gained her further mainstream exposure, after which she went on to reprise her role as Lois Lane in Superman II, III, and IV (1980–1987). The 1990s were marked by significant health problems for Kidder: In 1990, she sustained serious injuries in a car accident that left her temporarily paralyzed, and she later had a highly publicized manic episode and nervous breakdown in 1996 stemming from bipolar disorder. By the 2000s, she maintained steady work in independent films and television, with guest-starring roles on Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word, and appeared in a 2002 Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues. In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the children's television series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. Description above from the Wikipedia article Margot Kidder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (34 Credits)

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2017The Neighborhood as Maggie
2016The Red Maple Leaf as Dr. Amanda Walker
2015No Deposit as Margie Ryan
2014The Big Fat Stone as Madge
2013Matt's Chance as Mother Mable
2013Real Gangsters as Stella Kelly
2010Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics as Lois Lane (archive footage)
2009Halloween II as Barbara CollierWatch Free
2008On the Other Hand, Death as Dorothy
2005The Last Sign as Endora
2005Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd as Mrs. Potter
2002Crime and Punishment as Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov
2000Common Ground as Mrs. Nelson
2000Tribulation as Eileen Canboro
1998The Clown at Midnight as Ellen Gibby
1994Maverick as Margret Mary (uncredited)
1994Phantom 2040
1992To Catch a Killer as Rachel Grayson
1992To Catch a Killer as Rachel Grayson
1991Delirious as Woman in Washroom (uncredited)
1990Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1987Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as Lois Lane
1986Vanishing Act as Chris Kenyon
1983Superman III as Lois Lane
1982Some Kind of Hero as Toni Donovan
1980Superman II as Lois Lane
1980Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut as Lois Lane (archive footage)
1979The Amityville Horror as Kathy Lutz
1978Superman as Lois Lane
1975The Reincarnation of Peter Proud as Marcia Curtis
1975The Great Waldo Pepper as Maude
1974Black Christmas as Barbara 'Barb' CoardWatch Free
1972Sisters as Danielle Breton / Dominique Blanchion
1970Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx as Zazel

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