Margot Kidder, 69 yrs old,a Canadian actress who got her big break in Hollywood by portraying the fictional character Lois Lane in the Superman movie franchises, alongside the late Christopher Reeve in the starring role, had passed away yesterday in her sleep.
She has had a long acting career but her signature role will always be that of Lois Lane. Even if other capable actresses can do that role, it will always be identified with Margot Kidder. Same with Christopher Reeve for the Superman character.
She also lived life to the fullest with all its ups and downs—-doing the celebrity life, dating well-known actors and politicians, experienced homelessness, bipolar disorder and even drug addiction. It was that drug addiction that woke her up to reality and started her advocacy for mental health awareness.
She has always dropped comments of her Canadian roots yet fully aware of her Hollywood big breaks in the USA.
I could see her now flying like a bird straight up to the Pearly Gates without Superman holding her like in the movies with the minus one tape of their movie theme song—Can You Read My Mind? playing along during her ascent.
Thank you Ms Kidder for the memories (as the great Bob Hope would say) and adieu,Lois Lane !!!