Canadian American actressMargot Kidderdied at her home in Livingston, Montana on May 14, at the age of 69. Hercause of deathis not known, according toTMZ, although it is known that she struggled with bipolar disorder after having a public manic episode in 1996. The Canadian-born actress was best known for playing Lois Lane, opposite ofChristopher Reeves, in theSupermanfilm series, beginning in 1978.
Prior to her breakthrough role as the award-winning journalist Lane, Margot starred inQuackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronxopposite ofGene Wilder, andThe Great Waldo PepperwithRobert Redford.Margot starred as Lois Lane inSupermanI, II, and III. She was cast immediately by directorRichard DonnerinSuperman: The Movie, and had public disagreements with the film’s producers when they chose a different director for the subsequent films. Following her iconic role as Lois Lane, Margot was cast as Kathy Lutz in the 1979 thrillerThe Amityville Horror, which cemented her status as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies.