Margot Kidder, actress best known as Superman's Lois Lane - obituary

Superman actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

Superman actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

"She said, 'I think there's going to be a lot more death like that happening".

Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the "Superman" film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.

Kidder's full name was Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder and she was born in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories province of Canada, but became a USA citizen in 2005.

In addition to her iconic role in Superman, Kidder is also known for starring in films like Sisters, Black Christmas, The Amityville Horror and The Great Waldo Pepper.

Kidder had numerous film's most memorable lines, including "You've got me?!"

Kidder was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 1990s and became an advocate for mental health in the later part of her life. The actress reportedly had two more roles left to be released, so even though she's no longer with us, we may still have a little bit of time left with her on screen. With her citizenship, Kidder was an activist and challenged the Iraq War. And of course she remains the best Lois Lane in the magical "Superman" & "Superman II". She was arrested at the White House in 2011 during a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

Known for playing strong female characters, Kidder sharpened her skills on television shows like "McQueen", "Nichols", "Banacek", and "Mod Squad" before finding her place in movies, according to National Public Radio.

She is survived by her daughter Maggie, the daughter she had with her first husband, American novelist Thomas McGuane.

She went on to marry actor John Heard in 1979 only to divorce six days later. She also was married to French director Philippe de Broca from 1983 to 1984.

Mark Hamill wrote, "On-screen she was magic". They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the 60s with women's rights. "Your legacy will live on forever".

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