Margot Kidder was 69 years old when she died peacefully in her sleep at her Montana home this past Sunday. She is famous for playing opposite Christopher Reeve in the film "Superman" in 1978. Her acting career spanned decades and included both TV shows and feature films.

Her personal life

She was born in Canada in 1948. She had Bipolar Disorder and after many medical bills, found herself homeless. She ended up suffering a manic state that was unfortunately very public and landed her in a treatment facility for the episode.

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It was 1996 and she had flown to Los Angeles when she was in her manic state. For four days the actress wandered the streets penniless and lost until she was found in a backyard, looking worse for wear, and taken by police.

She was put into Orthomolecular Medicine, where she stayed for treatment. Kidder claimed that since then she hadn't had a manic episode once. The actress was a strong advocate for mental health and was open about her Bipolar Disorder [VIDEO].

She was a political activist both back home in Canada and in the United States. She became a U.S. citizen in August 2005 and got involved in politics in her state of Montana. She contributed to several political magazines. The actress was a proud and vocal liberal democrat, even commenting on the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Kidder dated Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, directors Brian De Palma, Tom Mankiewicz, and Steven Spielberg [VIDEO], and comedian Richard Pryor. She was married and divorced three times. She married Thomas McGuane, John Heard, and Philippe de Broca, in that order, and had one daughter, Maggie McGuane, with her first husband.

Her career

Kidder started her career in 1968, in the film "The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar." She moved to Los Angeles and starred in Brian de Palma's "Sisters" in 1972. After that, her career took off. It wasn't until six years later, though, that she became a household name. Kidder got her big break and rose to fame with her role as Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane in the 1978 film "Superman." Kidder gained a huge fan following and was on the cover of a number of magazines. She soon became a pin-up girl, known for her smoky voice and beauty.

The actress didn't think the film was going to be as successful. She told Hey U Guys that she thought it would be a flop, and it wasn't until she actually saw the film that she realized it was any good. The chemistry between her and her co-star Christopher Reeve was easier for her. They had a relationship she described as that of a brother and sister, and she attributed their ease with each other on-screen to it. Reeve died in 2004 after complications stemming from an infection.

Kidder also starred in the 1979 horror film "The Amityville Horror," winning a Saturn Award for best actress. She also won the same award the previous year for "Superman." The star was featured in a number of other films over the years, as well as TV shows such as "The L Word" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." She also starred in some of the "Superman" sequels in the franchise, and she was best known for her role as Lois Lane.