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Actress Margot Kidder, Who Played Lois Lane, Dies At 69

15 May 2018

She was found in her home at the time of her passing according to a spokesman at Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT. Her manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep, without saying what the cause of death had been. She is survived by a daughter who was born in 1976 during her first marriage to Thomas McGuane, as well as two grandchildren. She became paranoid and disappeared for four days until she was found in a stranger's backyard and taken to Olive View Medical Center by police. The death is now under investigation.

Margot Kidder's sister says the Canadian-born actress shared a courageous spirit with Lois Lane, the tough-as-nails journalist she played on screen. She won an Emmy in 2015 for her role as Mrs. Worthington in R.L. Stan's The Haunting Hour and guest-starred on television shows including Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word. Kidder's depiction of the plucky and tenacious reporter became the standard for the role, with several women following in her footsteps over the years including Teri Hatcher (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), and most recently, Amy Adams (Man of Steel).

Famous for her smoky voice and for portraying smart, indomitable characters, Kidder also struggled with addiction and bipolar disorder for much of her life.

In 1990, Ms. Kidder suffered a spinal injury in a minor vehicle accident and she ended up in debt as a result.

"It introduced some elements that are now genre tropes and she's fantastic in it", comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani said on Twitter Monday. The last listed appearance of any kind came in an apparently independent film that was released a year ago.

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Kidder's long career is an inspiration, but so too was her tenacity in the face of despair.

Margot Kidder began her acting career in the 1960s and rose to fame by playing Lois Lane, starring alongside Christopher Reeve in 1978's Superman.

The reactions by fellow Lois Lane actresses continued when Dana Delany, who's voiced Lois Lane is a slew of movies and shows, posted on social media to simply say, "Iconic Lois", with a broken heart emoji.

I know this because I made such a joke when I said I was glad Colin Farrell checked himself into rehab "before he relapses and goes all Margot Kidder in the Hollywood Hills".

Born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, she made a decision to become an actress after her mom took her to a production of Bye Bye Birdie when she was 12.

Actress Margot Kidder, Who Played Lois Lane, Dies At 69