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BIRTH PLACE: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
Canadian actress Margot Kidder spent her
infant years living in a caboose.
Whilst at the University of British Columbia, she became involved with
student drama, her first performance being a production of 'Take Me
She went professional with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in
Vancouver, and Kidder revelled in the diversity of the roles on offer.
Her first film appearance was in Norman Jewison’s 1969 media satire,
'Gaily Gaily', with Beau Bridges. Living full-time in the USA, she then
worked with Gene Wilder on 'Quackser Fortune Has A Cousin In The Bronx'.
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|Unimpressed by the industry,
she moved back to Canada to learn the art of directing, but returned
with great success in Brian De Palma’s 'Sisters', in 1972.
Kidder shot to international fame with her portrayal of Lois Lane in the
smash hit 'Superman' films, opposite Christopher Reeve.
However, after this pinnacle, her career suffered a rapid decline. Badly
injured in an accident in the late 1980s, she stubbornly refused
treatment, much to the detriment of her health.
Kidder has had a turbulent private life, and at one point was married to
writer Tom McGuane for a matter of six days. She declared herself
bankrupt in 1992.
Having been diagnosed with manic depression in 1988 and plagued by
substance abuse, Kidder suffered a very public breakdown in 1996, and
was found, ragged and gibbering, homeless under a pile of wood in
With her supporters rallying round, she managed to regain parts in
television and theatre. Her trademark husky voice has appeared over such
cartoons as 'Captain Planet' and 'The Planeteers'.
However, in 2002, whilst performing in 'The Vagina Monologues' in
Canada, she suffered a further car accident, leaving her future career
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