“Superman” actress Margot Kidder dead at 69

Actress Margot Kidder, who was best known as reporter Lois Lane in the blockbuster “Superman” movies of the 1970s and ’80s, has died at the age of 69. She also had starring roles in thrillers like “Black Christmas” and “The Amityville Horror.”

After a highly publicized manic episode and nervous breakdown in 1996, Kidder’s career began to slow. By the 2000s, however, she had maintained steady work in independent films as well as television, with guest-starring roles on SmallvilleBrothers & Sisters, and The L Word. In 2015, she won an Emmy Award for her performance on the children’s television series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour. She also acted in theatrical productions, most notably appearing on Broadway in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues.

In 2005, Kidder became a naturalized U.S. citizen. In later years, Kidder became an outspoken politicalenvironmental, and anti-war activist. She died on May 13, 2018, at her home in Livingston, Montana.

Margot Kidder will be missed.