Monday, May 14, 2018

Margot Kidder, 1948-2018

Margot Kidder, who came to prominence in a string of movies in the 1970s before health issues cropped up in the 1990s, has died at the age of 69.

Born in Canada, it shouldn't be a surprise that one of her earlier starring roles was in the Canadian-produced Black Christmas, which I reviewed here last year. Margot plays a college co-ed who has to deal with an obscene caller at her sorority, and then with somebody killing the sorority sisters. But Kidder would probably be most famous for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman in 1978.

Kidder was seriously injured in a car accident in 1990, and then had mental health issues come to the fore later in the 90s, most notably when she went missing from her home in Montana for several days before being found among the homeles in Los Angeles. What a sad fate.

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