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Margot Kidder Tributes Pour In; Actress Died Sunday at 69

Margot Kidder Tributes Pour In; Actress Died Sunday at 69

Undated file photo shows U.S. actress Margot Kidder. (File/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 May 2018 09:08 AM

Tributes to Margot Kidder have poured in from fellow celebrities and the public as the woman who defined the role of Lois Lane during the 1970s and 1980s died Sunday in Livingston, Montana, People magazine reported.

Kidder, 69, became a household name in 1978 for her role in "Superman: The Movie" opposite Christopher Reeve, but also fought manic depression that left her homeless in the late 1990s, People reported. The star later became an advocate for mental health awareness.

"She had no qualms about being who exactly she was, saying things very much out loud wherever she was," Kidder's longtime friend Cara Wilder told People. "She survived so much, she came from the wilds of Canada and survived all these different lives. We were very politically active so we had that in common.

"She loved the theater still and she was so good and so sharp on stage and such an amazing presence. She was such a strong woman. Ironically a colleague and I were just getting in touch with her the last few months about doing a documentary of her life and she wanted to do that," Wilder added.

Known for playing strong female characters, Kidder sharpened her skills on television shows like "McQueen," "Nichols," "Banacek," and "Mod Squad" before finding her place in movies, according to National Public Radio.

She also was close friends with actress Carrie Fisher, who played the iconic Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise before dying in late 2016.

"She was close to Carrie Fisher," Wilder told People. "There was a lot of death in her life lately and she felt the weight of that. We had a close friend pass away a week ago, I talked to her on Friday and she said that was hard to process. She said, 'I think there's going to be a lot more death like that happening."

Entertainment Weekly wrote that she also starred in the movies "The Amityville Horror," and "Black Christmas," while winning a Daytime Emmy in 2015 for her work on R.L. Stine's "The Haunting Hour."

Reeve's family and "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill led the celebrity tributes on social media.

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Margot Kidder, the actress who defined the role of Lois Lane in 1970s and '80s "Superman" films died Sunday in Livingston, Montana. She was 69.
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