Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in 'Superman' dies at 69

Christopher Reeve as Superman and Margot Kidder

Actress Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the original Superman movies, passed away this weekend.

Kidder died on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana, according to a notice on the website of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home.

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"We quarreled all the time", Kidder said on May 9 in an interview on radio station WWJ in Detroit, where she had been scheduled to appear at Motor City Comic Con later this month.

Kidder, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, suffered some career setbacks after a public nervous breakdown in 1996. Kidder also acted on stage, including Broadway's 2002 production of "The Vagina Monologues".

Kidder, as ace reporter Lane, was a salty, sexually savvy adult who played off of the boyish, farm-raised charm of Reeve's Clark Kent, though her dogged journalism constantly got her into risky scrapes that required old-fashioned rescues. She did not hesitate to speak out against the Gulf War in the '90s; her environmental activism led her to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and join Mark Ruffalo, Pete Seeger and dozens of other celebrities in their ongoing fight against fracking. "Who's got you?!" when she first encountered the costumed hero as she and a helicopter plunged from the top of a Metropolis building. At a time when the subject was still strictly taboo, she was fearless in talking about her own experiences in order to help others facing the same battle. Kidder Wednesday actor John Heard in 1979 for six days. She also was married to French director Philippe de Broca from 1983 to 1984. Kidder leaves behind one daughter and two grandchildren.

DC Comics' Twitter account paid tribute, writing, "Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with". Off-screen she was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring woman I've ever known.

Kidder had numerous movies' most memorable lines, including "You've got me?!"



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