Actress Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the “Superman” films in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed. She was 69 years old.
She began working in her 20’s. Her role as reporter Lois Lane in 1978’s “Superman,” opposite Christopher Reeve sky rocketed her career. She reprised the role again in “Superman II” (1980), “Superman III” (1983) and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987).
Margot Mother’s career was put on hold due to a serious car crash in 1990. She eventually became bankrupt. Six year later, she suffered a mental health breakdown and in a highly publicized episode she disappeared for four days and spent time as a homeless person. She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
According to Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana Kidder passed away on Sunday at her home in the town. The cause of death was not given and her manager did not return a request for comment.
Kidder appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows, including “The Great Waldo Pepper,” “The Amityville Horror” and the 2014 children’s TV series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour,” for which she won an Emmy award.