Margot Kidder, who played Superman's Lois Lane, dies aged 69

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"She was a fighter". She suffered from a famous breakdown in 1996, when she went missing for several days. And of course she remains the best Lois Lane in the magical "Superman" & "Superman II".

Her death was announced by Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory, which did not specify the cause. I'll miss you #MargoKidder.

As a sufferer of bipolar disorder, Kidder was an advocate for mental health and particularly supported orthomolecular medicine.

"She was courageous about everything", she said.

She also briefly Wednesday French director Philippe de Broca. "There was nothing to be ashamed of".

"We are all. a breath away from mental illness, homelessness, all these things we tend to look down on", she told a Toronto convention in 2006. Her career started to take off in 1970 when she starred opposite Gene Wilder in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx. There also were episodes of weird behavior, and an auto accident that left her bankrupt and partially paralyzed, People added.

Among her 1975 films was "92 in the Shade", written and directed by the novelist Thomas McGuane, whom she married in 1976; they divorced the next year. "That's how she wanted to live her life". 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'". Kidder also acted on stage, including Broadway's 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues. She eventually was found by Glendale police and taken to UCLA Medical Center. I admired her very much and she's gone way too soon. "When I met her in the casting office, she tripped coming in and I just fell in love with her". Her first major studio film was 1969's Gaily, Gaily, a comedy that starred Beau Bridges.

She commented: "So saddened by the news that dear #MargotKidder has died peacefully in her sleep yesterday". Actors Bud Collyer and George Reeves portrayed the Man of Steel, who disguises himself as Lane's nerdy, fumbling newsroom colleague Clark Kent. "We continued to have fun together over the last 40 years".

"She led the way brilliantly", Hatcher wrote.

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