Canadian American actress and activist

Margot Kidder is ...

Dead
Born 17 Oct 1948 in Yellowknife
Died 13 May 2018 in Livingston
Age69 years, 6 months
Causedrug overdose
Correction?
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder in Gaily, Gaily (1969)

About Margot Kidder

Margaret Ruth Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), professionally known as Margot Kidder, was a Canadian-American actress and activist. She rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, alongside Christopher Reeve. Kidder began her 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. Her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror (1979) gained her further mainstream exposure. By the late 1980s, Kidder's career began to slow. In 1996, she had a highly publicized manic episode and nervous breakdown. By the 2000s, she maintained steady work in independent films and television, with guest-starring roles on Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word. In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the children's television series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. She also acted in theatrical productions, most notably appearing on Broadway in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues. In 2005, Kidder became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She was an outspoken political, environmental and anti-war activist. She died at her home in May 2018 in Livingston, Montana, aged 69, in what was later ruled a suicide by drug overdose.

She is also known as Margaret Ruth Kidder.

Death

Kidder died on May 13, 2018, at her house in Livingston, Montana, at the age of 69. She was found unresponsive by a friend. The cause of death was initially not released; her agent stated that "she passed away peacefully in her sleep", while, in the days following her death, her friend Jeffrey St. Clair wrote: "I’ve been struggling all week with the image of Margie lying helplessly on the floor of her house." On August 8, 2018, it was reported that Kidder's death had been ruled a suicide by overdose. The Park County, Montana, coroner said her death was "a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose".

Kidder's friends have related that she had suffered from poor health in recent years, particularly following her lengthy stay at the Standing Rock protest camp in 2016, often enduring frigid temperatures. DC Comics stated on their Twitter feed "Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with. RIP, Margot Kidder".

Films

Margot Kidder has worked on the following films:

Superman
1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner
1978
Halloween II
2009 film by Rob Zombie
2009
Black Christmas
1974 film by Bob Clark
1974
The Amityville Horror
1979 American supernatural horror film
1979
Maverick
1994 film by Richard Donner
1994
Terror in the Aisles
1984 film by Andrew J. Kuehn
1984
The Great Waldo Pepper
1975 film by George Roy Hill
1975
Your Mommy Kills Animals
2007 documentary film by Curt Johnson
2007
Sisters
1973 film by Brian De Palma
1973
Apocalypse III: Tribulation
Canada film of 2000
2000
Delirious
1991 American romantic comedy film
1991
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords
1986 film by Ray Patterson
1986
Common Ground
2000 Showtime television movie
2000
The Clown at Midnight
1998 film by Jean Pellerin
1998
Some Kind of Hero
1982 film by Michael Pressman
1982
Gaily, Gaily
1969 film by Norman Jewison
1969
Crime and Punishment
2002 film by Menahem Golan
2002
The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar
1968 film by Peter Pearson
1968
A Single Woman
2008 film by Kamala Lopez
2008
The Glitter Dome
1984 film by Stuart Margolin
1984
Trenchcoat
1983 film by Michael Tuchner
1983
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
1970 Irish-American comedy film
1970
La Florida
1993 film by George Mihalka
1993
Willie & Phil
1980 film by Paul Mazursky
1980
92 in the Shade
1975 film by Thomas McGuane
1975
Heartaches
1981 film by Donald Shebib
1981
Little Treasure
1985 film by Alan Sharp
1985
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
2011
White Room
1990 film by Patricia Rozema
1990
A Quiet Day in Belfast
1974
Pygmalion
1983 film made-for-Showtime starring and produced by Margot Kidder
1983
Universal Signs
film
2008
Angel Blade
2002 film by David Heavener
2002
The Last Sign
2005 film by Douglas Law
2005
Louisiana
1984 film by Philippe de Broca
1984
Vanishing Act
1986 film by Dai Greene
1986
Beanstalk
1994 film by Michael Davis
1994