Margot Kidder Dead at 69

Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane in “Superman,” died Sunday in Montana … TMZ has learned.Margot was at her home when she passed away, according to the spokesperson at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT. The cause of death is unknown at this point.Margot starred opposite Christopher Reeve in 1978’s “Superman,” and also in the 3 sequels. She continued acting right up until this year, taking small roles in TV shows and movies — but also had stage roles … including “The Vagina Monologues” on Broadway. She reportedly had 2 more roles yet to be released.

Margot had a very public battle with bipolar disorder for years. During her struggle she was briefly homeless in 1996. Margot became an advocate for mental health after that incident.She’d been married 3 times, although she’d been single since the ’80s.Margot is survived by a daughter.RIP


1968 The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar Rosie Prometer
1969 Gaily, Gaily Adeline
1970 Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Zazel
1973 Sisters Danielle Breton / Dominique Blanchion
1974 A Quiet Day in Belfast Brigit Slattery/Thelma Slattery Canadian Film Award Winners for Best Actress
1974 The Gravy Train Margue
1974 Black Christmas Barbara ‘Barb’ Coard Canadian Film Award Winners for Best Actress
1975 The Great Waldo Pepper Maude
1975 The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Marcia Curtis
1975 92 in the Shade Miranda
1978 Shoot the Sun Down The Woman from England
1978 Superman Lois Lane Saturn Award for Best Actress
1979 The Amityville Horror Kathy Lutz Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1980 Willie & Phil Jeannette Sutherland
1980 Superman II Lois Lane Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1981 Heartaches Rita Harris Genie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1982 Miss Right Juliette
1982 Some Kind of Hero Toni Donovan
1983 Trenchcoat Mickey Raymond
1983 Superman III Lois Lane Cameo
1985 Little Treasure Margo
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Solitaire (voice)
1986 Keeping Track Mickey Tremaine
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lois Lane Cameo
1989 Mob Story Dolores
1990 White Room Madelaine X
1991 Delirious Woman in Washroom Uncredited
1992 Aaron Sent Me Kaitlynn Prescott
1993 La Florida Vivy Lamori
1994 One Woman’s Courage Stella Jenson
1994 The Pornographer Irene
1994 Maverick Margret Mary Uncredited
1994 Beanstalk Doctor Kate ‘Doc’ Winston
1994 WindRunner Sally ‘Mom’ Cima
1995 Never Met Picasso Genna Magnus
1997 Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Sol
1997 Silent Cradle Cindy Wilson
1997 Henry & Verlin Mabel
1997 The Planet of Junior Brown Miss Peebs
1999 The Hi-Line Laura Johnson
1999 Nightmare Man Lillian Hannibal
1999 The Clown at Midnight Ellen Gibby
1999 The Annihilation of Fish Mrs. Muldroone
2000 Apocalypse III: Tribulation Eileen Canboro
2002 Angel Blade Frida
2002 Crime and Punishment Katerina Marmelodov
2004 Chicks with Sticks Edith Taymore
2004 Death 4 Told Madam Badeau Scream Awards for Best Actress
2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Lois Lane
2008 Universal Signs Rose Callahan
2008 Love at First Kill Beth
2008 On the Other Hand, Death Dorothy
2008 A Single Woman Storyteller
2009 Something Evil Comes Claudia Brecher
2009 Halloween II Barbara Collier
2011 Redemption: For Robbing the Dead Marlys Baptiste
2011 Three of a Kind Claire
2012 HENRi Dr. Calvin Short film
2013 Matt’s Chance Mother Mable
2013 Real Gangsters Stella Kelly
2014 The Dependables Jean Dempsey
2014 The Big Fat Stone Madge
2015 No Deposit Margie Ryan
2016 The Red Maple Leaf Amanda Walker
2017 The Neighborhood Maggie


Year Title Role Notes
1969 Wojeck 1 episode
1969 Adventures in Rainbow Country Dr. Janet Rhodes / Sportscar Driver 2 episodes
1969 McQueen Jenny
1969 Corwin Denny Episodes “Does Anybody Here Know Denny?, Pts. 1 & 2”
1970 The Mod Squad Claire Allen 1 episode
1971 Suddenly Single Jackie Television film
1971–1972 Nichols Ruth 5 episodes
1972 The Bounty Man Mae Television film
1972 Banacek Linda Carsini 1 episode
1972 Harry O Helen 1 episode
1973 Barnaby Jones Lori Wright 1 episode
1974 The Suicide Club Television film
1974 Honky Tonk Lucy Cotton Television film
1975 Baretta Terry Lake 1 episode
1975 Wide World Mystery Gerry 1 episode
1976 Switch Andrea Morris 1 episode
1979 Saturday Night Live Herself (guest host) 1 episode: “Margot Kidder/The Chieftains”
1982 Bus Stop Cherie Television film
1983 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle Television film
1984 Louisiana Virginia Tregan Television film
1985 The Hitchhiker Jane Reynolds 1 episode
1985 Picking Up the Pieces Lynette Harding Television film
1986 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Narrator (one year series)
1986 Vanishing Act Chris Kenyon Television film
1987 Shell Game Dinah / Jennie Jerome 5 episodes
1987 Tales from the Crypt Cynthia 1 episode
1988 Body of Evidence Carol Dwyer Television film
1992 To Catch a Killer Rachel Grayson Television film
1992–1993 Street Legal Charlotte Percy 2 episodes
1993 Murder, She Wrote Dr. Ellen Holden 1 episode
1993–1995 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Gaia (voice) 5 episodes
1995 Burke’s Law Joy Adams 1 episode
1995 Bloodknot Evelyn Television film
1996–1997 Boston Common Cookie de Varen 5 episodes
1996 Phantom 2040 Rebecca Madison 1 episode
1997 The Hunger Mrs. Sloan
1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Mistress Helga (voice) 2 episodes
1997 The Teddy Bears’ Scare Mrs. Jones (voice) Television film
1998 Touched by an Angel Rita 1 episode
1999 La Femme Nikita Roberta Wirth 1 episode; Nominated – OFTA Television Award for Best Guest Actress in a Cable Series[52]
2000 Amazon (1999 TV series) Morag 3 episodes
2000 Someone Is Watching Sally Beckert Television film
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Grace Mayberry 1 episode
2001 Mentors Queen Elizabeth I 1 episode
2001 Earth: Final Conflict Dr. Josephine Mataros 1 episode
2004 Smallville Bridgette Crosby 2 episodes
2004 I’ll Be Seeing You Frances Grolier Television film
2005 The Last Sign Endora 2 episodes
2006 The L Word Sandy Ziskin 1 episode
2007 Brothers & Sisters Emily Craft 2 episodes
2014 R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour Mrs. Worthington 1 episode; Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming