All together now: NOT THE ONLY LOIS LANE WHO MATTERS!
Margot Kidder died yesterday at her home in Montana. Sadly, she died at my favorite age: 69.
A rep from the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT confirmed to TMZ that Margot has died. As for how she died, that’s not known yet. But the Park County Attorney said that an unknown person called 911 and reported that Margot was not breathing and unconscious. She was dead when the police got to her house. They have opened up an investigation into what happened to her.
Margot’s acting career started in her homeland of Canada when she did a short-film in 1968. She did a few TV shows for the CBC before moving to Hollywood where she got cast in Black Christmas, Terrence Malick’s The Gravy Train, The Great Waldo Pepper and 92 In The Shade. Margot took a break from the acting game to have her daughter, and when she came back, she came BACK.
She got the role that made her an icon when Richard Donner cast her as Lois Lane, opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman. She ended up doing a total of four Superman movies. Margot isn’t only known as Lois Lane, she’s also known as the mom in The Amityville Horror, the movie that my sister’s shitty bitch friend showed me when I was a little kid in the 80s. I haven’t been the same since.
We’re really going to need a behind-the-scenes movie about the making of first The Amityville Horror, because it’d definitely be a comedy thanks to Margot dropped this jewel about it a few years ago:
What a piece of shit! I couldn’t believe that anyone would take that seriously. I was laughing my whole way through it, much to the annoyance of Rod Steiger, who took the whole thing very seriously. At the time, my agent proposed sort of a “one for me, one for them” policy. That was one for them.
She continued to work in the 80s and 90s (including Pygmalion with Peter O’Toole and a Tab commercial), but things slowed down when she lost three years’ worth of drafts for her memoirs and had a manic episode that lasted for days and ended with her being found in the streets. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and spoke a lot about it. She also did political activism stuff in Montana.
Margot was working regularly up until her death , and in 2014, she won a Daytime Emmy for R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
Rest in peace, Margot, you are now in the afterworld where I’m sure the angels greeted you with, “You know, you’re our forever Lois Lane too.”
Pic: Warner Bros.