Margot Kidder Birthday, Date of Birth

Margot Kidder

Margaret Ruth Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), professionally known as Margot Kidder, was a Canadian-American actress, director, and activist whose career spanned over five decades. Her accolades include three Canadian Screen Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. Though she appeared in an array of films and television, Kidder is most widely known for her performance as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, appearing in the first four films.

Born in Yellowknife to a Canadian mother and an American father, Kidder was raised in the Northwest Territories as well as several other Canadian provinces. She began her acting career in the 1960s appearing in low-budget Canadian films and television series, before landing a lead role in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970). She then played twins in Brian De Palma's cult thriller Sisters (1973), a sorority student in the slasher film Black Christmas (1974) and the titular character's girlfriend in the drama The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), opposite Robert Redford. In 1977, she was cast as Lois Lane in Richard Donner's Superman (1978), a role which established her as a mainstream actress. Her performance as Kathy Lutz in the blockbuster horror film The Amityville Horror (1979) gained her further mainstream exposure, after which she went on to reprise her role as Lois Lane in Superman II, III, and IV (1980–1987).

The 1990s were marked by significant health problems for Kidder: In 1990, she sustained serious injuries in a car accident that left her temporarily paralyzed, and she later had a highly publicized manic episode and nervous breakdown in 1996 stemming from bipolar disorder. By the 2000s, she maintained steady work in independent films and television, with guest-starring roles on Smallville, Brothers & Sisters and The L Word, and appeared in a 2002 Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues. In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the children's television series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.

In 2005, Kidder became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She was an outspoken political, environmental and anti-war activist, and continued to participate in political and activist causes through the end of her life. Kidder died on May 13, 2018 at her home in Livingston, Montana, aged 69, in what was later ruled a suicide by alcohol and drug overdose.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Sunday, October 17, 1948
Place of Birth
Yellowknife
Age
72
Star Sign

The October 17, 1948 was a Sunday under the star sign of . It was the 290 day of the year. President of the United States was Harry S. Truman.

If you were born on this day, you are 72 years old. Your last birthday was on the Saturday, October 17, 2020, 2 days ago. Your next birthday is on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in 362 days. You have lived for 26,300 days, or about 631,220 hours, or about 37,873,253 minutes, or about seconds.

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17th of October 1948 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on October 17, 1948

Presenting the News

Date: 17 October 1948

CLARA KINGSLEY BROWN

Clara BROWN

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Advertising News and Notes

Date: 18 October 1948

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News Guild Quits CIO Council

Date: 17 October 1948

NY unit approves break with Greater NY CIO Council

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NEWS AND NOTES ALONG CAMERA ROW

Date: 17 October 1948

Discussions of: color-print developing tank, new enlarger, Dektol developer, wide-angle lens for 8mm cameras and projection screen

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NEWS OF TV AND RADIO; Rating the Gag Routines -- Other Items

Date: 17 October 1948

FM indus fears video's continuous music trend

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NEWS OF THE WORLD OF STAMPS; Postal Administration for The United Nations Is Still a Live Topic

Date: 17 October 1948

By KENT B. STILES

Money-raising through proposed postal unit discussed

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News of Food; Culinary Chores Made More Cheerful By Model Kitchen Units Now on Display

Date: 18 October 1948

By JANE NICKERSON

Jane NICKERSON

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NEWS NOTES FROM THE FIELD OF TRAVEL; Innovations in Latest Passenger Cars -Support for the ECA Program

Date: 17 October 1948

C&O exhibits new passenger cars; Family Coach described; illus

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Shipping News and Notes; Marine Falcon and Swallow Towed Upriver to Reserve Fleet Because of Pacific Strike

Date: 18 October 1948

SSs Marine Falcon and Marine Swallow join fleet because of W Coast strike

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Editorial Cartoon 1 -- No Title

Date: 17 October 1948

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