RIP Margot Kidder

Lois Lane has died at 69.

She lived a troubled life at times. I hope her family and relatives find some peace.


“You’ve got me? Who’s got you?”

RIP. I think the '78 Superman is pretty much note perfect for much of its running time. I don’t love Hackman’s take on Lex Luthor, but all the origin-story stuff totally nailed it, and Kidder was a big part of that.

Jesus, that movie came out 40 years ago.

Louis? Is that the gender swapped Superman reboot star?

Dude you need to pitch this idea to DC, stat

Clarice Kent?

It’s 11 AM and I’ve been awake for 7 1/2 hours.

Not sure what to say. I hate to make light of anyone’s death. Conflicted though, this is the internet and there are protocols for this sort of thing. Eventually someone will make the joke if I don’t.

Can we get Anthony Hopkins as Lex Luthor?

Helloooo Clarice.

Man, I remember the crowds in Time Square waiting to get in to Superman at the Loews Astor Plaza. Great theater (sadly, closed) and what an amazing experience w/ that movie.

Kidder will always be Lois Lane in my mind’s eye. She left an altogether different, but nonetheless equally memorable impression on me, in my youth, in Some Kind of Hero w/ Richard Pryor.

When I was a kid, her role as Lois definitely made an impression on what a reporter should be like and what a woman certainly could be like, if she chose to be.

She sounded like a real firecracker when she was a little younger, too. From Buskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls:

I know most people remember Margot Kidder from Superman, but I’ll raise a glass to her for her Barb part in Black Christmas.

I’d forgotten she was in The Great Waldo Pepper. That’s actually a neat little period piece. I think she gets talked into “wing-walking” and falls to her death.

I’ll raise my glass for her dual role in Brian DePalma’s early thriller, Sisters. Such a beautiful actress. RIP.

She had some great times and some bad times. Sometimes that’s all we can get. Rest now, Lady.

Well said, Rich.

I’m not sure what the Kidder character does, but the wing-walker is Susan Sarandon.

Good movie, and discussed quite interestingly in screenwriter William Goldman’s “Adventures in the Screen Trade.”

You’re right, that was Sarandon…now I’m going to have to rewatch the movie…

@Gordon_Cameron, “Maude”, I think she was his girlfriend after the big crash.