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Margot Kidder

1948-10-17 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018) was a Canadian-American actress, director, and activist whose career spanned over five decades. Her accolades include three Canadian Screen Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. Though she appeared in an array of films and television, Kidder is most widely known for her performance as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, appearing in the first four films. Born in Yellowknife to a Canadian mother and an American father, Kidder was raised in the Northwest Territories as well as several other Canadian provinces. She began her acting 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. In 1977, she was cast as Lois Lane in Richard Donner's Superman (1978), a role which established her as a mainstream actress. Her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror (1979) gained her further mainstream exposure, after which she went on to reprise her role as Lois Lane in Superman II, III, and IV (1980–1987). The 1990s were marked by significant health problems for Kidder: In 1990, she sustained serious injuries in a car accident that left her temporarily paralyzed, and she later had a highly publicized manic episode and nervous breakdown in 1996 stemming from bipolar disorder. By the 2000s, she maintained steady work in independent films and television, with guest-starring roles on Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word, and appeared in a 2002 Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues. In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the children's television series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. Description above from the Wikipedia article Margot Kidder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed Delilah Higgins 2019-08-13
The Neighborhood Maggie 2017-08-18
The Red Maple Leaf Dr. Amanda Walker 2017-02-24
No Deposit Margie Ryan 2015-04-24
Pride of Lions Jean Dempsey 2014-06-03
The Big Fat Stone Madge 2014-01-01
Matt's Chance Mother Mable 2013-01-31
HENRi Dr. Calvin 2013-02-26
Real Gangsters Stella Kelly 2013-06-01
Servitude 2012-03-30
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead Marlys Baptiste 2011-10-16
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Lois Lane (archive footage) 2010-11-09
Halloween II Barbara Collier 2009-08-28
You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Herself 2008-05-15
The Box Collector Beth 2008-02-01
On the Other Hand, Death Dorothy 2008-01-01
A Single Woman Storyteller 2008-09-21
Universal Signs Rose Callahan 2008-01-01
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Lois Lane (archive footage) 2006-11-02
You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman Self 2006-11-28
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman Herself 2006-06-12
The 12 Days of Black Christmas Self 2006-12-05
Gravel In Her Gut and Spit In Her Eye Dorothy M. Johnson 2005-11-21
The Last Sign Endora 2005-05-31
Chicks With Sticks 2005-10-25
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd Mrs. Potter 2005-09-06
Death 4 Told 2004-05-13
I'll Be Seeing You Frances Grolier 2004-05-01
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Herself 2003-03-09
Society's Child Joan 2002-01-01
Crime and Punishment Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov 2002-06-01
Angel Blade Frida 2002-02-10
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros Lois Lane (archive footage) 2001-12-23
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend Herself 2001-01-01
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' Herself 2001-05-01
Someone Is Watching 2000-02-20
The Hi-Line Laura Johnson 2000-05-05
Tribulation Eileen Canboro 2000-01-14
Common Ground Mrs. Nelson 2000-01-29
The Annihilation of Fish Mrs. Muldroone 1999-01-01
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly Melanie Kelly 1999-03-16
Nightmare Man Lillian Hannibal 1999-01-01
The Clown at Midnight Ellen Gibby 1998-01-01
Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Sol 1997-01-01
Silent Cradle Cindy Wilson 1997-01-01
The Planet of Junior Brown Miss Peebs 1997-09-06
Never Met Picasso 1996-01-01
Young Ivanhoe Lady Margarite 1995-11-10
Bloodknot Evelyn 1995-09-17
Maverick Margret Mary (uncredited) 1994-05-20
Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks Rebecca Madison 1994-11-24
Henry & Verlin Mabel 1994-01-07
Beanstalk Doctor Kate 'Doc' Winston 1994-12-01
WindRunner Sally 'Mom' Cima 1994-06-01
One Woman's Courage Stella Jenson 1994-02-27
La Florida Vivy Lamori 1993-03-04
To Catch a Killer Rachel Grayson 1992-05-15
Delirious Woman in Washroom (uncredited) 1991-08-09
White Room Madelaine X 1990-09-06
Mob Story 1989-11-24
Calling the Shots 1988-09-08
Body of Evidence Carol Dwyer 1988-01-24
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
Keeping Track Mickey Tremaine 1987-01-30
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lois Lane 1987-07-23
Ozma of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
The Grand Knockout Tournament Herself 1987-06-19
The Emerald City of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
The Marvelous Land of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
Vanishing Act Chris Kenyon 1986-05-04
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Solitaire (voice) 1986-03-21
Picking Up the Pieces Lynette Harding 1985-10-22
The Canadian Conspiracy 1985-01-01
Little Treasure Margo 1985-05-01
Louisiane Virginia Tregan 1984-06-21
The Glitter Dome Willie 1984-11-18
Trenchcoat Mickey Raymond 1983-03-11
Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle 1983-12-31
Superman III Lois Lane 1983-06-17
Miss Right Juliette 1982-01-01
Some Kind of Hero Toni Donovan 1982-04-02
The Making of 'Superman II' Herself 1982-01-01
Bus Stop Cherie 1982-08-22
Heartaches Rita Harris 1981-07-04
Superman II Lois Lane 1980-12-04
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' Herself 1980-01-01
Willie and Phil Jeannette Sutherland 1980-08-15
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Herself 1979-09-20
The Amityville Horror Kathy Lutz 1979-07-26
Shoot the Sun Down The Woman from England 1978-01-01
Superman Lois Lane 1978-12-13
92 in the Shade Miranda 1975-08-22
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Marcia Curtis 1975-04-25
The Great Waldo Pepper Maude 1975-03-13
A Quiet Day in Belfast Brigit Slattery / Thelma Slattery 1974-05-17
Black Christmas Barbara 'Barb' Coard 1974-10-11
Honky Tonk Lucy Cotton 1974-04-01
The Gravy Train Margie 1974-06-16
The Suicide Club Gerry 1973-02-13
Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On Helen 1973-11-03
Sisters Danielle Breton / Dominique Blanchion 1973-03-26
The Bounty Man Mae 1972-10-31
Suddenly Single Jackie 1971-10-19
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Zazel 1970-06-13
Gaily, Gaily Adeline 1969-12-16
The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar Rosie 1969-03-01