Margot Kidder is a Actor Canadienne born on 17 october 1948 at Yellowknife (Canada)
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Margaret Ruth KidderNationality CanadaBirth 17 october 1948
at Yellowknife (Canada
)Death 13 may 2018
(at 69 years)
Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder (born October 17, 1948) is a Canadian-American actress. She rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in the film Superman, opposite Christopher Reeve, and her reprisal of the role in the three following sequels.
Kidder began her 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), opposite Gene Wilder. She then appeared in Brian De Palma's thriller film Sisters (1973), Black Christmas (1974), and The Great Waldo Pepper (1975). Other later roles included as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror (1979), and Heartaches (1981).
She has since worked in low budget films as well as theatre, touring with The Vagina Monologues, and has also worked in television, appearing on Smallville, Brothers & Sisters, and The L Word. She also had a role in Rob Zombie's Halloween II (2009). In 2015, Kidder won an Emmy award for her performance in R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.
In 2005, Kidder became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and is an outspoken political and environmental activist.
In the past, Kidder dated former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, director Brian De Palma, and actor/comedian Richard Pryor. She has been married and divorced three times: American novelist Thomas McGuane, with whom she had her only child, daughter Maggie (born October 28, 1976); actor John Heard, and French film director Philippe de Broca. None of the marriages lasted longer than a year. Since her divorce from De Broca, she has said that she prefers the companionship of her dogs. She has two grandchildren, Maisie and Charlie Kirn, from her daughter's marriage to the novelist Walter Kirn.
Kidder was involved in a car crash in December 1990, after which she was unable to work for two years, causing her financial problems.
Kidder has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which led to a widely publicized manic episode in April 1996. She disappeared for four days, having become a street person. She was found in a back yard by a homeowner and was taken by Los Angeles police to Olive View Medical Center in a distressed state, the caps on her teeth having fallen out. She was later placed in psychiatric care. In 2007, Kidder said that she had not had a manic episode in 11 years.
Politics and activism
Kidder has been a longtime supporter of Democratic and liberal causes throughout her career. She actively supported Jesse Jackson's bid for the Democratic nomination in 1984. In the early 1990s, during the first Gulf War, Kidder was branded a "Baghdad Betty" and subjected to abuse for her remarks questioning the war. In a piece called Confessions of 'Baghdad Betty' , styled as a letter to her mother and printed in The Nation, Kidder responded by explaining and defending her statements.
As of November 2009, Kidder was the Montana State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America. The organization's website carried her article "Ax Max," in which she criticized Max Baucus, Montana's Democratic senator. On August 23, 2011, Kidder, Tantoo Cardinal, and dozens of others were arrested while protesting in Washington D.C. against the proposed extension of the Keystone Pipeline.
On August 22, 2015, Kidder was named the host of a dinner event by the Yellowstone County Democrats in Billings, Montana called "Billings for Bernie" in support of Bernie Sanders' presidential primary bid.
In addition to her campaigning in the United States, Kidder has expressed support for liberal causes in Canada. In 2011, she supported her brother, John Kidder, in Vancouver, who was running for Prime Minister of Canada:
I'm here not only because John is a dream candidate but because I'm living in the end game in the United States and it's not funny. Canada is starting the same sort of right-wing, corporate ownership of government, corporate tradeoffs with government, smear campaigns, `let's lower the corporate tax rate without mentioning it's going to up the private tax rates' It's happening in Canada. God forbid if anyone should bring up privatizing health care.
Kidder became a United States citizen on August 17, 2005, in Butte, Montana; she lives in Livingston, Montana. She said the reason for her decision to become an American citizen is to participate in the voting process, to continue her protests against U.S. intervention in Iraq, and at the same time to be free of worries about being deported.