Actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

Kumail Nanjiani, Mark Hamill, Elijah Wood and Edgar Wright all paid tribute to the woman best known for her role as Lois Lane.

Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman with Christopher Reeve, has died at the age of 69. She also starred in The Amityville Horror, The Great Waldo Pepper with Robert Redford, and Some Kind of Hero with Richard Pryor. She struggled with bipolar disorder throughout her career, but her fellow actors said it was her kindness that defined her. “She and Christopher Reeve were polar opposites,” said Marc McClure, who played Jimmy Olsen in the Superman films. “He was a Julliard-trained actor. She was a cowgirl. She came from a farm … But she spoke her mind. She was so tough. She stood up for people. She protected me on the set — I was just a kid at the time.”

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