Category Archives: ‘Remembering Margot’

THE LIVES THEY LIVED 2018

MARGOT KIDDER
HER FIERCE PORTRAYALS WERE INFORMED — IF NOT POWERED — BY PERSONAL UPHEAVAL.
BY TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER
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In memoriam: Canadian artists we lost in 2018

Amanda Parris pays tribute to some of the creators we lost in an overwhelming year. Read More here

How Lois Lane became her own superhero

Margot Kidder, who died Sunday at age 69, was more than just the actor who played Lois Lane in a series of “Superman” films in the 1970s and ’80s. She was a passionate advocate for the environment and for peace, a woman whose own struggle with mental illness chipped away at deep stigma, and a star whose most famous role tells us much about feminist progress. Kidder’s Lois Lane was a character who bridged the notoriously male-focused world of comics with a new feminist America. Kidder didn’t write her part and wasn’t responsible for the character’s feminist shortcomings, but her role nonetheless illustrated the tension at play in late 20th-century America. Lois Lane was both a competent, ambitious journalist and a slightly flighty damsel in distress. She sniffed out stories and lobbed flinty challenges to Clark Kent; she also was in seeming constant need of Superman’s saving. Read More here

Remembering ‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder, who found fame as Lois Lane in the 1978 film “Superman,” died at her home in Montana, her manager confirmed to CNN. CNN’s Jeanne Moos explores Kidder’s impact on the “Superman” series. Read More here

Margot Kidder – a life in pictures

The 69-year-old actor, known for roles in Superman and The Amityville Horror, has died of throat cancer. Her career was filled with blockbuster roles and unconventional choices. Read More here

Homelessness, Addiction and Recovery: Inside Margot Kidder’s Battle with Mental Health

While Margot Kidder is best known for her recurring role as Lois Lane in the original Superman films, she will also be remembered for her long and courageous battle with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. The actress died at the age of 69 on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, PEOPLE confirmed on Monday. Her cause of death is unknown. “The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness,” Kidder told PEOPLE for a cover story in 1996, not long after her last reported manic episode, which left her homeless for a time. Read More here

How Superman Star Margot Kidder Spent Her Final Years in Montana: ‘She Had Enough of Hollywood’

After falling out of the Hollywood spotlight relatively early in her career, Margot Kidder continued to lead a happy, productive life, appearing in a number of small films, advocating for mental health awareness, fighting for political causes and enjoying small town living in Montana. The actress, who died on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, at the age of 69, “didn’t give a s— about getting old,” her friend Frank D’Angelo, who directed her in her final film, told PEOPLE. Read More here