Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the Superman films during the late 1970s and early 1980s, passed away on May 13 at the tender age of 69. Kidder suffered from bipolar disorder, having famously experienced a major episode in the 1990s, when she was found cowering on someone's property after having gone missing for a short while. She won numerous small awards over the years for her TV acting, and she was active with leftist political causes (her mother was a Canadian socialist, and her father was an American-born conservative Republican, which must have made for an interesting home life).

I may have had a short period during my preteen years during which I crushed on Kidder as Lois Lane. There was something charming about her gravelly voice and big doe eyes. I'll always remember her as a fixture from my childhood; the news of her passing makes today just a wee bit more somber.

RIP, my one and only Lois Lane.

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