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01 June 2009 @ 12:50 am
"Who Is Margot Kidder? Oh, She's That Lady That Played Lois Lane, Right? Before She Went Crazy?"  
I've heard this phrase one time too often, feeling my jaw tighten at that last. Which is flatly not true. And this comes from a woman who spoke to her face to face. A lot of people don't know much about Margot Kidder other than that she played Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Superman. A good portion don't know that she's Canadian by way of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, up near the Arctic Circle. They also have no idea of the filmography of this talented Method actress. Good example: do any of you know that she's had 119 appearances total in movie and film? Or that she dated Richard Pryor, Pierre Trudeau, Brian DePalma (who wrote the screenplay to Sisters and made the film for she and Jennifer Salt as a Christmas present), and various other famous men. She was part of the late 60s film movement in Laurel Canyon. She's well-known to most of the older power-players in Hollywood.

If you think you know Margot Kidder, I'd dare to say you're wrong.

You argue the point? Well, this isn't collected from her lips to my typewriter, but this write-up of her does a good job of telling you who she is. Here's my proof.






Date of Birth
17 October 1948, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Birth Name
Margaret Ruth Kidder

Nickname
Margie (Mar-Gee; like geese)

Height
5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Biography

Born Margaret Ruth Kidder to Jill Kidder and Kendall Kidder, a mining engineer, in Yellowknife, Canada, on October 17, 1948, Margot was a delightful child who took pride in everything she did. At an early age she became aware of the great emotions she felt towards expressing herself, and caught the acting bug. As a child she wrote in a diary that she wanted to become a movie star, and that one day it would happen, but she had to overcome something else first. She was aware that she was constantly facing mood swings, but wasn't aware why. At odd times she would try to kill herself - the first time was at age 14 - but the next day she would be just fine. Her father's hectic schedule and moving around so much didn't help matters, either, causing her to attend 11 schools in 12 years. Finally, in an attempt to help Margot with her troubles, her parents sent" her to a boarding school, where she took part in school plays, such as Romeo and Juliet", in which she played the lead.

After graduation Margot moved to Los Angeles to start a film career. She found herself dealing with a lot of prejudice, and hotheads, but later found solace with a Canadian agent. This was when she got her first acting job, in the Norman Jewison film Gaily, Gaily (1969). This led to another starring role in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970), in which she co-starred with Gene Wilder. After some harsh words from the film's director, Margot temporarily left films to study acting in New York, doing television work to pay her bills, but when the money ran out, she decided it was time to make a second try at acting. When she arrived in Hollywood she met up at a screen test with actress Jennifer Salt, resulting in a friendship that still stands strong today. Margot and Jennifer moved into a lofty beach house and befriended other, then unknown, struggling filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Steven Spielberg and Susan Sarandon, among others. Late nights would see the hot, happening youngsters up until all hours talking around a fire about how they were all going to change the film industry. It was crazy living and within the Christmas season, Margot had become involved with De Palma, and as a Christmas present he gave her the script to his upcoming film Sisters (1973). Margot and Salt both had the leads in the film, and it was a huge critical success.

The film made branded Margot as a major talent, and in the following years she starred in a string of critically acclaimed pictures, such as Black Christmas (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), 92 in the Shade (1975) - directed by Thomas McGuane, who was also her husband for a brief period - and a somewhat prophetic tale of self-resurrection, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975).

After three years of being a housewife, looking after her daughter Maggie and not working, Margot decided it was time to let her emotions take control and get back into acting. Once her marriage to McGuane was over she eyed a script that would change her life forever. Her new agent hooked her up with a little-known director named Richard Donner. He was going to be directing a film called Superman (1978), and she auditioned for and secured the leading female role of Lois Lane. That film and Superman II (1980) were to be filmed simultaneously. After the success of "Superman" she took on more intense roles, such as The Amityville Horror (1979) and Willie & Phil (1980). After that, Margot did numerous films, television and theater work throughout the 1980s, including Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). When the 1990s erupted with the Gulf War, Margot found herself becoming involved in politics. She made a stir in the biz when she spoke out against the military for their actions in Kuwait. She also appeared in a cameo in Donner's Maverick (1994).

In 1996, as she was preparing to writer her autobiography, she began to become more and more paranoid. When her computer was infected with a virus, this gave her paranoia full rein, and she sank into bipolar disorder. She panicked, and the resulting psychological problems she created for herself resulted in her fantasizing that her first husband was going to kill her, so she left her home and faked her death, physically altering her appearance in the bargain. After an intervention took place, she got back on her feet and started the mental wellness campaign. Since then she has sustained her career in film, television, and theater, recently appearing in a Canadian stage production of "The Vagina Monologues".

Mini Biography By: Briarwood

Spouse
Philippe de Broca (6 August 1983 - 1984) (divorced)
John Heard (1979 - 1979) (divorced)
Thomas McGuane (1975 - 1976) (divorced) 1 child

Trivia
Was in a serious car crash in 1990 and couldn't work for two years. She went bankrupt.
Dated Pierre Trudeau.
Daughter, Maggie, with first husband (b. 1976).
Found by police in a distressed state, hiding in someone's garden claiming she'd been stalked and attacked. Had apparently cut her hair off with a razor blade. Placed in psychiatric care. Police said there was nothing to support her story. [24 April 1996]
Best known as Superman's favorite person, Lois Lane. Her much publicized behavior in 1996 was due to manic depression. She was living in a state of paranoia, convinced that her first husband was trying to kill her. Kidder soon lived as one of the homeless. She narrowly escaped being raped, and wandered about the streets of Los Angeles (barely recognizable after cutting her hair off and removing some of her dental work) before hiding underneath a family's porch that was located near the studio where Superman (1978) was filmed. Fortunately, her life is back on track after having faced the "demons" of her condition.
On Aug 25, 2002, she suffered a broken pelvis near Belfast, Maine, when her GMC Yukon hit a raised pavement and rolled over several times. She had just come from hosting the 15-Minute Festival, a series of original plays staged at the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped. She was on her way to Montreal at the time of the accident. Kidder's friend, David Stuckey, said that the actress won't require surgery but will remain for several days at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Stuckey said Kidder was in a lot of pain. "But she's in good spirits," he said. "She's OK."
Aunt of actress Janet Kidder. They both appeared in the same episode ("Walk on By") as Nikita's mother Roberta, young and old, in the TV series "La Femme Nikita" (1997).
Margot is of French-Canadian heritage.
Along with Christopher Reeve, Jackie Cooper, and Marc McClure, she is one of only four actors to appear in the first four Superman films: Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
Went to 11 schools in 12 years.
Shared a beach house in California with actress Jennifer Salt in the 1970s.
Due to her role as "Lois Lane" in the popular four-film Superman series, the road in which she lived as a youngster in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, was renamed Lois Lane.
After living in the US for 34 years, she became a US citizen so she can vote against George W. Bush as part of her protest against the war in Iraq. [August 2005]
Actively supported Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign in 1984.
Posed nude for the 1975 March issue of Playboy.

Personal Quotes
I suppose that if you want to be famous and suddenly it happens and you don't like it, it's nobody's fault but your own.

Nudity in the flesh doesn't bother me. But having my mind uncovered - that scares the hell out of me.

God, George Bush makes me want to slash my wrists. He's so embarrassing I have to leave the room when he's on the news. What a monkey.

Acting's fun, but life's more important.

My grandson sees me as Lois on TV every Christmas, and that scores me points.

I guess I came to terms with my demons. Or else I'd be in big trouble, wouldn't I? Horrifying as it was to crack up in the public eye, it made me look at myself and fix it. People were exploitative; that's human nature. I'll tell you, being pretty crazy while being chased by the National Enquirer is not good. The British tabloids were the worst. But you take the cards you're dealt, and I got better. I'm now ferociously healthy in body and mind. You couldn't pay me to go near a psychiatrist again. Stopping seeing them was my first step to getting well.

It was exciting, but for a while being typecast as Lois made my vanity and narcissism scream. Hadn't people seen my other work? But now my grandkids watch it, and think I was Superman's friend, so that's a thrill.

The thing about being famous is, first of all, it's weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people. So there's this unspoken club where you go, and say to each other: 'Oh God, if they only knew how ordinary I was, they wouldn't be interested.'

It was a wonderful time to be young. The 1960s didn't end until about 1976. We all believed in Make Love Not War - we were idealistic innocents, darling, despite the drugs and sex. We were sweet lovely people who wanted to throw out all the staid institutions who placed money and wars above all else. When you're young you think that's how life works. None of us were famous, we were broke. We didn't think they'd be writing books about us in 30 years. We were just kids doing the right thing.

With any group of people in life, sad things happen, and crazy things, and happy things. When you're in the public eye, it's just amplified, that's all. There's no curse.

What happened to me - the biggest nervous breakdown in history, bar possibly Vivien Leigh's - is not so uncommon. I've had thousands of supportive letters from all over the world. It's just that mine was public. If you're gonna fall apart, do it in your own bedroom.

[on Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) "A noble attempt at saying something about the nuclear proliferation on the planet through Superman. Unfortunately the script was just dreadful. I mean there's no two ways about it, that script was terrible. And there's that old saying in Hollywood - you can make a bad movie out of a good script, but you can't make a good movie out of a bad script. And I don't think it had a chance from the get go."

I think the curse of Superman stuff is nonsense. I think it's just nonsense! The reality is if you get any group of people and you statistically say get a group of 100 people, X number is gonna have some sort of calamity in their life 'cause that's what life is.

In Development: What's this?
  1. The Letters (details only on IMDbPro)
Actress:
  1. H2 (2009) (post-production) .... Barbara Collier
  2. A Single Woman (2009) (completed) .... Storyteller
  3. Something Evil Comes (2009) (TV)
  4. On the Other Hand, Death (2008) .... Dorothy Fisher
    ... aka On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery (USA: long title)
  5. The Box Collector (2008) .... Beth
  6. Universal Signs (2008) .... Rose Callahan
  7. "Brothers & Sisters" .... Emily Craft (2 episodes, 2007)
    - Three Parties (2007) TV episode .... Emily Craft
    - Valentine's Day Massacre (2007) TV episode .... Emily Craft
  8. Solace (2006/I) .... Mother
  9. "The L Word" .... Sandy Ziskin (1 episode, 2006)
    - Labia Majora (2006) TV episode .... Sandy Ziskin
  10. "Robson Arms" .... Elaine Wainwright (3 episodes, 2005)
    - A Certain Vintage (2005) TV episode .... Elaine Wainwright
    - Sweet City Woman (2005) TV episode .... Elaine Wainwright
    - The Eyes of Grandma Tan (2005) TV episode .... Elaine Wainwright
  11. Cool Money (2005) (TV) .... Peggy Comfort
  12. The Last Sign (2005) .... Endora
    ... aka Le dernier signe (France)
  13. "Smallville" .... Bridgette Crosby (2 episodes, 2004)
    ... aka "Smallville Beginnings" (USA: rerun title)
    ... aka "Smallville: Superman the Early Years" (UK: promotional title)
    - Transference (2004) TV episode .... Bridgette Crosby
    - Crusade (2004) TV episode .... Bridgette Crosby
  14. Death 4 Told (2004) .... Madam Badeau (segment "The Psychic")
  15. I'll Be Seeing You (2004) (TV) .... Frances Grolier
    ... aka Un jour tu verras (Canada: French title)
  16. Chicks with Sticks (2004) .... Edith Taymore
    ... aka Anyone's Game (Canada: English title: video title)
    ... aka Enjeux sur glace (Canada: French title)
    ... aka Hockey Mom (International: English title: video title)
  17. Crime and Punishment (2002) .... Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov
  18. Angel Blade (2002) .... Frida
  19. Society's Child (2002) (TV) .... Joan
    ... aka Le combat d'une mère (Canada: French title)
  20. "Earth: Final Conflict" .... Dr. Josephine Mataros (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka "EFC" (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict" (USA: complete title)
    ... aka "Invasion planète Terre" (Canada: French title)
    ... aka "Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns" (Germany)
    - Termination (2001) TV episode .... Dr. Josephine Mataros
  21. "Mentors" .... Queen Elizabeth I (1 episode, 2001)
    - Her Grace Under Pressure (2001) TV episode .... Queen Elizabeth I
  22. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" .... Grace Mayberry (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka "Law & Order: SVU" (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Special Victims Unit" (New Zealand: English title)
    - Pique (2001) TV episode .... Grace Mayberry
  23. "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne" .... Madame Soretski (1 episode, 2000)
    - The Eyes of Lazarus (2000) TV episode .... Madame Soretski
  24. "The Outer Limits" .... Serena (1 episode, 2000)
    ... aka "The New Outer Limits" (USA: promotional title)
    - Revival (2000) TV episode .... Serena
  25. "Amazon" .... Morag (2 episodes, 2000)
    ... aka "Amazonas - Gefangene des Dschungels" (Germany)
    ... aka "Peter Benchley's Amazon" (USA: complete title)
    - Circle of Fire (2000) TV episode .... Morag
    - The White Witch (2000) TV episode .... Morag
  26. Common Ground (2000) (TV) .... Mrs. Nelson
  27. Tribulation (2000) .... Eileen Canboro
  28. Someone Is Watching (2000) (TV) .... Sally Beckert
  29. "Made in Canada" .... Dian del Largo (1 episode, 1999)
    ... aka "The Industry" (USA)
    - Diva (1999) TV episode .... Dian del Largo
  30. The Annihilation of Fish (1999) .... Mrs. Muldroone
  31. "La Femme Nikita" .... Roberta (1 episode, 1999)
    ... aka "Nikita" (Canada: English title)
    - Walk on By (1999) TV episode .... Roberta
  32. "PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal" .... Marla Cooke / ... (1 episode, 1999)
    - School of Thought (1999) TV episode .... Miss Holton/Marla Cooke
  33. Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (1999) (TV) .... Melanie Kelly
    ... aka Cry Rape (UK)
    ... aka Le retour d'Alex Kelly (Canada: French title)
  34. The Hi-Line (1999) .... Laura Johnson
  35. Nightmare Man (1999) .... Lillian Hannibal
  36. The Teddy Bears' Scare (1998) (TV) (voice) .... Mrs. Jones
  37. "Touched by an Angel" .... Rita (1 episode, 1998)
    - Miles to Go Before I Sleep (1998) TV episode .... Rita
  38. The Clown at Midnight (1998) .... Ms. Ellen Gibby
  39. "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" .... Mistress Helga (1 episode, 1997)
    - Losers! It's All Over (1997) TV episode (voice) .... Mistress Helga
  40. "The Hunger" .... Mrs. Sloan (1 episode, 1997)
    - The Sloan Men (1997) TV episode .... Mrs. Sloan
  41. The Planet of Junior Brown (1997) .... Miss Peebs
    ... aka Junior's Groove (USA: video title)
  42. "Boston Common" .... Cookie de Varen (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
    - Sophomore's Choice (1997) TV episode .... Cookie de Varen
    - The Occidental Purists (1997) TV episode .... Cookie de Varen
    - Commander-in-Grief (1997) TV episode .... Cookie de Varen
    - Soup to Nuts (1997) TV episode .... Cookie de Varen
    - Gobble, Gobble, Aggch! (1996) TV episode .... Cookie de Varen
    (1 more)
  43. Silent Cradle (1997) .... Cindy Wilson
    ... aka Le berceau muet (Canada: French title)
  44. Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework (1997) .... Sol
  45. Never Met Picasso (1996) .... Genna Magnus
  46. "Phantom 2040" .... Rebecca Madison (1 episode, 1996)
    ... aka "Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks"
    - The Whole Truth (1996) TV episode (voice) .... Rebecca Madison
  47. "Burke's Law" .... Joy Adams (1 episode, 1995)
    - Who Killed the Highest Bidder? (1995) TV episode .... Joy Adams
  48. Windrunner (1995) .... Sally 'Mom' Cima
    ... aka Windrunner: A Spirited Journey (USA: DVD box title)
  49. Bloodknot (1995) .... Evelyn
  50. Young Ivanhoe (1995) (TV) .... Lady Margarite
  51. Beanstalk (1994) .... Doctor Kate 'Doc' Winston
  52. Maverick (1994) (uncredited) .... Margret Mary
  53. One Woman's Courage (1994) (TV) .... Stella Jenson
  54. Under a Killing Moon (1994) (VG) .... Bartender
  55. Henry & Verlin (1994) .... Mabel
  56. The Pornographer (1994) .... Irene
    ... aka Family Values
  57. "Murder, She Wrote" .... Dr. Ellen Holden (1 episode, 1993)
    - Threshold of Fear (1993) TV episode .... Dr. Ellen Holden
  58. "Street Legal" .... Charlotte Percy (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
    - Strange Bedfellows (1993) TV episode .... Charlotte Percy
    - Persistence of Vision (1992) TV episode .... Charlotte Percy
  59. La Florida (1993) .... Vivy Lamori
  60. "Tales from the Crypt" .... Cynthia (1 episode, 1992)
    ... aka "HBO's Tales from the Crypt"
    - Curiosity Killed (1992) TV episode .... Cynthia
  61. To Catch a Killer (1992) (TV) .... Rachel Grayson
  62. Aaron Sent Me (1992) .... Kaitlynn Prescott
  63. Delirious (1991) (uncredited) .... Woman in washroom
  64. "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" .... Gaia (1 episode)
    ... aka "The New Adventures of Captain Planet" (USA: fourth season title)
    - Bug Off (????) TV episode (voice) .... Gaia
  65. White Room (1990) .... Madelaine X
  66. Mob Story (1989) .... Dolores
  67. Body of Evidence (1988) (TV) .... Carol Dwyer
  68. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) .... Lois Lane
    ... aka Superman IV (Australia: TV title)
  69. "Shell Game" .... Dinah / ... (6 episodes, 1987)
    - Dead Wrong (1987) TV episode .... Dinah/Jennie Jerome
    - Pai Gow (1987) TV episode .... Dinah/Jennie Jerome
    - The Upstairs Gardener (1987) TV episode .... Dinah/Jennie Jerome
    - The Old Team (1987) TV episode .... Dinah/Jennie Jerome
    - Norman's Parking Ticket (1987) TV episode .... Dinah/Jennie Jerome
    (1 more)
  70. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1987) (V) (voice) .... Narrator
  71. The Emerald City of Oz (1987) (V) (voice) .... Narrator
  72. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1987) (V) (voice) .... Narrator
  73. Ozma of Oz (1987) (V) (voice) .... Narrator
  74. Vanishing Act (1986) (TV) .... Chris Kenyon
  75. GoBots: War of the Rock Lords (1986) (voice) .... Solitaire
    ... aka GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (USA: video title)
    ... aka Machine Men Movie: Battle of the Rock Lords (Australia)
  76. Picking Up the Pieces (1985) (TV) .... Lynette Harding
  77. "The Hitchhiker" .... Jane Reynolds (1 episode, 1985)
    ... aka "Deadly Nightmares" (UK: video compilation title)
    ... aka "Le voyageur" (France)
    - Nightshift (1985) TV episode .... Jane Reynolds
  78. Little Treasure (1985) .... Margo
  79. Keeping Track (1985) .... Mickey Tremaine
  80. The Glitter Dome (1984) (TV) .... Willie
  81. Louisiana (1984) (TV) .... Virginia Tregan
    ... aka Louisiane (France)
  82. Superman III (1983) .... Lois Lane
    ... aka Superman III (Canada: French title)
  83. Trenchcoat (1983) .... Mickey Raymond
  84. Pygmalion (1983) (TV) .... Eliza Doolittle
  85. Bus Stop (1982) (TV) .... Cherie
  86. Some Kind of Hero (1982) .... Toni Donovan
  87. La donna giusta (1982) .... Juliette
    ... aka Miss Right (USA)
  88. Heartaches (1981) .... Rita Harris
  89. Superman II (1980) .... Lois Lane
    ... aka Superman 2 (Australia: TV title)
  90. Willie & Phil (1980) .... Jeannette Sutherland
    ... aka Paul Mazurksy's Willie & Phil (USA: poster title)
  91. The Amityville Horror (1979) .... Kathy Lutz
  92. Superman (1978) .... Lois Lane
    ... aka Superman - Le film (Canada: French title)
    ... aka Superman: The Movie
  93. Shoot the Sun Down (1978) .... The Woman from England
  94. "Switch" .... Andrea Morris (1 episode, 1976)
    - The Twelfth Commandment (1976) TV episode .... Andrea Morris
  95. 92 in the Shade (1975) .... Miranda
  96. "Wide World Mystery" .... Gerry (1 episode, 1975)
    - Suicide Club (1975) TV episode .... Gerry
  97. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) .... Marcia Curtis
  98. "Baretta" .... Terry Lake (1 episode, 1975)
    - The Secret of Terry Lake (1975) TV episode .... Terry Lake
  99. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) .... Maude
  100. Black Christmas (1974) .... Barbara 'Barb' Coard
    ... aka Noël tragique (Canada: French title)
    ... aka Silent Night, Evil Night (USA: wide-release title)
    ... aka Stranger in the House (USA: TV title)
  101. The Gravy Train (1974) .... Margue
    ... aka The Dion Brothers
  102. A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974) .... Brigit Slattery/Thelma Slattery
  103. Honky Tonk (1974) (TV) .... Lucy Cotton
  104. The Suicide Club (1974) (TV)
  105. "Barnaby Jones" .... Lori Wright (1 episode, 1973)
    - Trial Run for Death (1973) TV episode .... Lori Wright
  106. Sisters (1973) .... Danielle Breton / Dominique Blanchion
    ... aka Blood Sisters (UK)
  107. "Harry O" .... Helen (1 episode, 1973)
    - Such Dust as Dreams Are Made On (1973) TV episode .... Helen
  108. "Banacek" .... Linda Carsini (1 episode, 1972)
    - A Million the Hard Way (1972) TV episode .... Linda Carsini
  109. The Bounty Man (1972) (TV) .... Mae
  110. "Nichols" .... Ruth (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
    ... aka "James Garner as Nichols"
    ... aka "James Garner" (Canada: English title)
    - Bertha (1972) TV episode .... Ruth
    - About Jesse James (1972) TV episode .... Ruth
    - The Siege (1971) TV episode .... Ruth
  111. Suddenly Single (1971) (TV) .... Jackie
  112. Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970) .... Zazel
    ... aka Fun Loving
  113. "The Mod Squad" .... Claire Allen (1 episode, 1970)
    - Call Back Yesterday (1970) TV episode .... Claire Allen
  114. Gaily, Gaily (1969) .... Adeline
    ... aka Chicago, Chicago (UK)
  115. "Corwin" (1969) TV series .... Denny
  116. "McQueen" (1969) TV series .... Jenny
  117. "Adventures in Rainbow Country" .... Dr. Janet Rhodes / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
    - Long, Tough Race (1969) TV episode .... Dr. Janet Rhodes
    - The Tower (1969) TV episode .... Sportscar Driver
  118. "Wojeck" (1 episode, 1968)
    - After All, Who's Art Morrison Anyway? (1968) TV episode
  119. The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968)
Producer:
  1. Pygmalion (1983) (TV) (co-producer)
Soundtrack:
  1. Superman (1978) (performer: "CAN YOU READ MY MIND")
    ... aka Superman - Le film (Canada: French title)
    ... aka Superman: The Movie
Thanks:
  1. Tail Lights Fade (1999) (the producers wish to thank: for being so talented, dedicated and, in the end, so understanding)
    ... aka Le rallye (Canada: French title)
Self:
  1. You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008) (V) .... Herself - Interviewee
  2. The Secret World of Superfans (2008) .... Herself
  3. "Who Do You Think You Are?" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
    - Margot Kidder (2007) TV episode .... Herself
  4. Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)
  5. Confessions of a Superhero (2007) (uncredited) .... Herself
  6. "TV Land: Myths and Legends" (2007) TV series .... Herself (unknown episodes)
  7. The 12 Days of 'Black Christmas' (2006) (V) .... Herself
  8. Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (2006) (V) .... Herself
  9. You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) (V) (also archive footage) .... Herself
  10. "Entertainment Tonight" .... Herself (1 episode, 2006)
    ... aka "E.T." (USA: informal title)
    ... aka "ET Weekend" (Australia: weekend title)
    ... aka "Entertainment This Week" (weekend title)
    ... aka "This Week in Entertainment" (USA: weekend title)
    - Episode dated 1 November 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Herself
  11. Greatest Ever Blockbuster Movies (2006) (TV) .... Herself
  12. The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV) .... Herself
  13. Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV) .... Herself
  14. "On Screen!" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
    - Black Christmas (2005) TV episode .... Herself
  15. "Larry King Live" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
    - Episode dated 21 April 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
  16. For God's Sake, Get Out! (2005) (V) .... Herself
  17. The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV) .... Herself
  18. "E! True Hollywood Story" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
    - Scream Queens (2004) TV episode .... Herself
  19. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003) .... Herself
  20. Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (V) .... Herself
  21. Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend (2001) (V) .... Herself
  22. "Intimate Portrait" .... Herself (1 episode, 1999)
    - Margot Kidder (1999) TV episode .... Herself
  23. "Hollywood Women" .... Herself (1 episode, 1993)
    - Glitz and Glamour (1993) TV episode .... Herself
  24. "The Howard Stern Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 1990)
    ... aka "The Howard Stern Summer Show" (USA: promotional title)
    - Episode dated 18 August 1990 (1990) TV episode .... Herself
  25. The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987) (TV) .... Herself
  26. The Canadian Conspiracy (1985) (TV) .... Herself
  27. Speaking Our Peace (1985) (voice) .... Herself - Narrator
  28. The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV) .... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
  29. The Making of 'Superman II' (1982) (TV) .... Herself
  30. "Arena" .... Herself (1 episode, 1981)
    - The Comic Strip Hero (1981) TV episode .... Herself
  31. The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV) .... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live Action
  32. The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (1980) (TV) .... Herself
  33. Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979) .... Herself
  34. "Dinah!" .... Herself (1 episode, 1979)
    ... aka "Dinah! & Friends"
    - Episode dated 10 May 1979 (1979) TV episode .... Herself
  35. The 51st Annual Academy Awards (1979) (TV) .... Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
  36. "Saturday Night Live" .... Herself - Host (1 episode, 1979)
    ... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" (USA: complete title)
    ... aka "SNL 25" (USA: alternative title)
    ... aka "SNL" (USA: informal title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" (USA: sixth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" (USA: new title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" (USA: new title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" (USA: new title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night" (USA: first season title)
    - Margot Kidder/The Chieftains (1979) TV episode .... Herself - Host
  37. "Am laufenden Band" .... Herself (1 episode, 1979)
    - Episode dated 3 February 1979 (1979) TV episode .... Herself
  38. "The Alan Hamel Show" .... Herself (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
    - Episode dated 18 December 1978 (1978) TV episode .... Herself
    - Episode dated 6 April 1977 (1977) TV episode .... Herself
    - Episode dated 5 April 1977 (1977) TV episode .... Herself
    - Episode dated 22 September 1976 (1976) TV episode .... Herself
  39. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" .... Herself (2 episodes, 1973)
    ... aka "The Best of Carson" (USA: rerun title)
    - Episode dated 5 June 1973 (1973) TV episode .... Herself
    - Episode dated 2 May 1973 (1973) TV episode .... Herself
  40. "Mantrap" (1971) TV series .... Herself (unknown episodes)
  41. "The Dick Cavett Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 1970)
    - Episode dated 3 August 1970 (1970) TV episode .... Herself
Archive Footage:
  1. Clarkworld (2009) .... Herself
  2. Superman II (2006) (V) .... Lois Lane
  3. The Science of Superman (2006) (TV) .... Lois Lane
  4. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd (2005) (V) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Potter
  5. Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV)
  6. 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) (TV) .... Lois Lane in Superman (1978)
  7. Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (2005) (TV) (uncredited) .... Lois Lane-Superman
  8. 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV) .... Herself
  9. 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (2003) (TV) .... Herself
  10. De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros (2002) (V) .... Lois Lane
  11. Superman: Screen Tests (2001) (V) .... Lois Lane (1977)
  12. Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (1999) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself
  13. Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989) (TV) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Potter
  14. Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV) .... Lois Lane
  15. The Best of Dan Aykroyd (1986) (V) .... Miss Potter
  16. Terror in the Aisles (1984) .... Danielle (Sisters)
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Now, ladies and gents, you know a bit more about the amazing woman that plays my favorite spitfire. The biggest crime is that a good portion of her work is unavailable to DVD or even VHS. It truly is a crime that almost no one knows just how talented she really is for just that reason. But sharing it makes me feel better. Thank you, Margot, for being the strong, brave, and unrelenting badass that you are even now. Like I said at Con, I know what you've done and always treasure you for it.
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januaried: SUPERMAN > Loisjanuaried on June 1st, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
Wow, there's a bazillion things I've never heard of on here. I have the urge to look for caps even though I know it will only be frustrated. *cries*
Lois: Heirs :: Lois :: Grumpykalalanekent on June 1st, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I know. *glares the Death Look at WB and several other studios* It just kills me that she has such a huge body of work and almost none of it is readily available! It's just nerve-wrecking! *kicks them*
Grace: SR; Text; Press :Orepmetsyrrah on June 1st, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
Ummm, Wow! There's a lot there- I'll read it all eventually, but for some reason I like that her middle name is Ruth- that's my cousin's name so I've always associated that with nice people :). And you might feel slightly better to know that the response I get is generally- "Oh that woman who played Lois Lane? Oh, yeah I like her!"
Lois: Lois :: Grinkalalanekent on June 1st, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yep, although I remember being shocked at the old-fashioned name she had. Although I know that Margot comes from Margaret, I just can't see her as one. *LOL* Too wild for such a normal name. Then again, Lois is old-fashioned, too, and it suits her. :D

It was just one time too many at work. No one knows anything about her than just 'Lois Lane' and the disappearing act when she was off the meds. I just got good and tired of it. It was nothing prompted by you guys. I just felt like I needed to stand up for her. *snugs*
Raeautumnrae89 on June 1st, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
I have nothing but respect for this lovely lady. I didn't know she suffered from manic depression (Aka Bi-polar disorder now.) It just shows you that she's twice as tough but just as human as the rest of us.

It sucks that stupid people don't want to remember her greatness.
Lois: Lois :: Losing Gripkalalanekent on June 1st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
And I love you for it. Yep, that's what prompted her disappearance several years back. She had forgotten to take a dose of her meds before flying back from London. I've actually seen an interview where she explains what happened and why she was panicking. It's pretty scary and totally understandable why she freaked. Hell, I would, too.

It sucks that for that reason and because people have no idea of her huge body of work. It's a good thing she decided that being famous wasn't everything. *snugs her and you*
saavikam77: Clark Jimmy Photosaavikam77 on June 1st, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, consider me schooled! Thanks for the awesome biography!
Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on June 1st, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
*LOL* Hopefully it didn't sound like I was ramming it down your throat. I just got sick of people not knowing anything about her. The people at work just pissed me off about it. *huggles*
ditzyfish 🌼: Zazelditzyfish on June 1st, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
Love that first black and white pic. Never seen it before.
januaried: SUPERMAN > Loisjanuaried on June 1st, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
It's from The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968), her very first film. Isn't she cute? ♥
Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on June 1st, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
You got there before me! *LOL* And just before I have to leave!

<3 See you tonight, Ms. Amazing!
januaried: SUPERMAN > Loisjanuaried on June 1st, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
LOL and YAY! at all the Margot icons in a row! ♥
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on June 2nd, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
Wow - she's done a lot more than I realized.

In regard to her bi-polar disorder I have nothing but respect for her. She went through a rough spot and came out of it all the better. Good for her. She's an inspiration - and for people to write her off for that are blind.



Edited at 2009-06-02 05:40 am (UTC)
Lois: Lois :: Lovekalalanekent on June 6th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
:D Most people don't realize it. Most of her work has been indie and art house for years. Makes sense, seeing as how that was the way she started out. And the voice-work is a no brainer with a voice as distinctive as hers. I still remember freaking out when she played Gaia on Captain Planet. *is a total nerd*

I don't know how she did it for so many years. The drugs do tend to hamper your creativity, I'm told, so I could see how taking them would have affected her. I'm just glad that she's found ways to cope now. And knowing that does the same for me: just makes me respect her more.

Thanks, love!
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Lois: Lois :: Beautifulkalalanekent on June 6th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
She really has. As much as I love her, Margot seems to prove that with a little bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. *snugs her* Between the disorder, train-wreck relationships with men, and a difference of opinion with vehicle, I'm just glad she's still here with us. *headdesk*

I'm so jealous you got the chance to see them together. From what I hear, they really are a mutual admiration society. :D And knowing that I love them both, I'm thrilled that Margot loves her work and that Erica mostly bases her Lois off Margot (and I can SO see it at times! *LOL*).

I think SV shot themselves in the foot with the way they were playing Bridgette. Especially since they really were playing up the Swan/Crosby relationship, since Chris died and wanting Margot to play Bridgette mourning him (and this wasn't too long after Chris was gone).

That said, I would love to see her come on one last time and get to play off with Erica, especially with the 'sent to the future' angle. Since the future is always in flux, there's no reason they can't play it the way Star Trek did: past and future Loises meet. :D

Black Christmas still makes my sides hurt from laughing at her. I remember being totally shocked by how bad Barb was the first time I watched it. XD Some of her work is just screamingly funny, although it's more her delivery than the scripts. I totally recommend Sisters and Quackser Fortune. And I like the remake well enough, but the original is much better. I'm just excited that she's in it and will be seen by another generation. That and I know she's get the best lines. She always does. :D

Thanks for stopping in and commenting. Sorry it took so long to get back to you!