Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: “Will you look at me, quivering, like a little girl, shivering”

Margot Kidder, The Definitive Lois Lane, Dies at 69

Margot Kidder (pictured above), the actress who gained fame as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in 1978’s “Superman:The Movie,” died last Sunday. She was 69.

On April 23, 1996, Kidder was found disoriented and in disarray in the backyard of a Glendale home after going missing for four days. She was later placed under psychiatric care, and soon became an activist for mental health issues.

“After ‘Superman’ came out, I found it very difficult and hard to deal with. There is a sense of having to put on this phony face when you go out in public,” Kidder said in 1997. “I wasn’t very good at it, and it filled me with anxiety and panic. I had to hide the manic depression, for one thing. I just felt inadequate for the job.”

Kidder was awarded the Courage in Mental Health Award from the California Women’s Mental Health Policy Council in 2001.

John Williams composed the “love theme” for the original Superman movie.

Actress Margot Kidder is seen here with her <em>Superman</em> co-star Christopher Reeve.

In April of 1979 Maureen McGovern reached #5 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart with “Can You Read My Mind”

Christopher Reeve died after a devastating horse-riding accident in 2004.

Reeve was a quadriplegic for the last nine years of his life.  He died of complications from an infection caused by a bedsore.

After winning worldwide fame as Superman in four films from 1978 to 1987, Reeve suffered a spinal cord injury after a May 1995 riding accident. The injury left him without the use of his arms or legs; he could not breathe without a ventilator. He was still dealing with the horror of his injury six months later when he decided how he would spend the rest of his life.

Reeve died at the age of 52.

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