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Margot Kidder

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.


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Born:
Oct 17, 1948 In Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
130
First Appeared:
In the series The Dick Cavett Show 1968-06-06
Latest Project:
Movie Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed 2019-08-13
Known For
Poster of Halloween II
Poster of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Poster of Superman III
Poster of Superman II
Filmography
Movie Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed Delilah Higgins 2019-08-13
Movie The Red Maple Leaf Dr. Amanda Walker 2017-02-24
Movie The Neighborhood Maggie 2017-08-18
Movie No Deposit Margie Ryan 2015-04-24
Movie Pride of Lions Jean Dempsey 2014-06-03
Movie The Big Fat Stone Madge 2014-01-01
Movie Matt's Chance Mother Mable 2013-01-31
Movie HENRi Dr. Calvin 2013-02-26
Movie Real Gangsters Stella Kelly 2013-06-01
Movie Servitude Unknown 2012-03-30
Movie Redemption: For Robbing the Dead Marlys Baptiste 2011-10-16
Movie Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics Lois Lane (archive footage) 2010-11-09
Movie Halloween II Barbara Collier 2009-08-28
Movie On the Other Hand, Death Dorothy 2008-01-01
Movie Universal Signs Rose Callahan 2008-01-01
Movie You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Herself 2008-05-15
Movie The Box Collector Beth 2008-02-01
Movie A Single Woman Storyteller 2008-09-21
Series Brothers and Sisters Emily Craft 2006-09-24
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Lois Lane (archive footage) 2006-11-02
Movie Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman Herself 2006-06-12
Movie Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve Herself 2006-11-28
Movie The 12 Days of Black Christmas Self 2006-12-05
Series Robson Arms Unknown 2005-06-17
Movie The Last Sign Endora 2005-05-31
Movie Chicks With Sticks Unknown 2005-10-25
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd Mrs. Potter 2005-09-06
Movie Gravel In Her Gut and Spit In Her Eye Dorothy M. Johnson 2005-11-21
Series The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
Movie I'll Be Seeing You Frances Grolier 2004-05-01
Movie Death 4 Told Unknown 2004-05-13
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Herself 2003-03-09
Movie Society's Child Joan 2002-01-01
Movie Angel Blade Frida 2002-02-10
Movie Crime and Punishment Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov 2002-06-01
Movie Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend Herself 2001-01-01
Movie Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' Herself 2001-05-01
Series Smallville Bridgette Crosby 2001-10-16
Movie Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes Lois Lane (archive footage) 2001-12-23
Movie Tribulation Eileen Canboro 2000-01-14
Movie Common Ground Mrs. Nelson 2000-01-29
Movie Someone Is Watching Unknown 2000-02-20
Movie The Hi-Line Laura Johnson 2000-05-05
Movie The Annihilation of Fish Mrs. Muldroone 1999-01-01
Movie Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly Melanie Kelly 1999-03-16
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie The Clown at Midnight Ellen Gibby 1998-01-01
Movie Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Sol 1997-01-01
Movie Silent Cradle Cindy Wilson 1997-01-01
Movie The Planet of Junior Brown Miss Peebs 1997-09-06
Series Earth: Final Conflict Dr. Josephine Mataros 1997-10-06
Movie Never Met Picasso Unknown 1996-01-01
Series Boston Common Cookie 1996-03-21
Series Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie Bloodknot Evelyn 1995-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Young Ivanhoe Lady Margarite 1995-11-10
Movie Maverick Margret Mary (uncredited) 1994-05-20
Movie One Woman's Courage Stella Jenson 1994-02-27
Movie WindRunner Sally 'Mom' Cima 1994-06-01
Movie Henry & Verlin Mabel 1994-01-07
Movie Beanstalk Doctor Kate 'Doc' Winston 1994-12-01
Movie Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks Rebecca Madison 1994-11-24
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Phantom 2040 Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie La Florida Vivy Lamori 1993-03-04
Movie To Catch a Killer Rachel Grayson 1992-05-15
Series To Catch a Killer Rachel Grayson 1992-01-05
Movie Delirious Woman in Washroom (uncredited) 1991-08-09
Movie White Room Madelaine X 1990-09-06
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Unknown 1990-09-15
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Mob Story Unknown 1989-11-24
Movie Body of Evidence Carol Dwyer 1988-01-24
Movie Calling the Shots Unknown 1988-09-08
Movie The Marvelous Land of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
Movie The Emerald City of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
Movie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
Movie Ozma of Oz Narrator 1987-01-01
Series Shell Game Unknown 1987-01-08
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Herself 1987-06-19
Movie Keeping Track Mickey Tremaine 1987-01-30
Movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lois Lane 1987-07-23
Movie GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Solitaire (voice) 1986-03-21
Movie Vanishing Act Chris Kenyon 1986-05-04
Movie The Canadian Conspiracy Unknown 1985-01-01
Movie Little Treasure Margo 1985-05-01
Movie Picking Up the Pieces Lynette Harding 1985-10-22
Movie Louisiana Virginia Tregan 1984-06-21
Movie The Glitter Dome Willie 1984-11-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Trenchcoat Mickey Raymond 1983-03-11
Movie Superman III Lois Lane 1983-06-17
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Movie Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle 1983-12-31
Movie Miss Right Juliette 1982-01-01
Movie The Making of 'Superman II' Herself 1982-01-01
Movie Bus Stop Cherie 1982-08-22
Movie Some Kind of Hero Toni Donovan 1982-04-02
Movie Heartaches Rita Harris 1981-07-04
Movie The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' Herself 1980-01-01
Movie Willie and Phil Jeannette Sutherland 1980-08-15
Movie Superman II Lois Lane 1980-12-04
Movie The Amityville Horror Kathy Lutz 1979-07-26
Movie Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Herself 1979-09-20
Movie Shoot the Sun Down The Woman From England 1978-01-01
Movie Superman Lois Lane 1978-12-13
Movie The Great Waldo Pepper Maude 1975-03-13
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Marcia Curtis 1975-04-25
Movie 92 in the Shade Miranda 1975-08-22
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Am laufenden Band Gast 1974-04-27
Movie Honky Tonk Lucy Cotton 1974-04-01
Movie The Dion Brothers Margie 1974-06-16
Movie A Quiet Day in Belfast Unknown 1974-05-17
Movie Black Christmas Barbara 'Barb' Coard 1974-10-11
Series Barnaby Jones Lori Wright 1973-01-28
Movie The Suicide Club Unknown 1973-02-13
Movie Sisters Danielle Breton / Dominique Blanchion 1973-03-26
Movie Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On Helen 1973-11-03
Movie The Bounty Man Unknown 1972-10-31
Series Nichols Unknown 1971-09-16
Movie Suddenly Single Jackie 1971-10-19
Series Adventures in Rainbow Country Unknown 1970-09-20
Movie Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Zazel 1970-06-13
Movie The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar Rosie 1969-03-01
Movie Gaily, Gaily Adeline 1969-12-16
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24