Christopher Reeve

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An American actor who played four Hollywood versions of Superman (1978–87) and for many fans is regarded as the definitive Superman. He suffered a horse riding accident in 1995 which left him quadriplegic, and spent the rest of his life campaigning for research in spinal cord injuries. His death in 2004 was attributed to an adverse reaction to an antibiotic taken for sepsis following a pressure wound
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Both Kidder and co-star Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts, and neither saw many major roles afterwards.
Margot Kidder dead aged 69: Tributes paid to Superman actress who played Christopher Reeve's dazzling Lois Lane
Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the 'Superman' film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.
THE last time Margot Kidder saw her late Superman co-star Christopher Reeve, she told him that his horrific riding accident made him a better man.
Margot Kidder - who played Lois opposite Christopher Reeve in four Superman blockbusters - was one of the star turns at Film and Comic Con at Braehead Arena, near Glasgow.
Christopher Reeve shared the same sense of fierce pride and self-determination as those paralyzed World War II veterans who started our organization, and we will carry forward their vision."
2 SUPERMAN (1978) CHRISTOPHER Reeve makes his debut as Superman and his human alter-ego Clark Kent.
We usually only hear of severe spinal injuries causing paralysis from the neck downwards when someone has a horse-riding accident, like Superman actor Christopher Reeve, below, or when a rugby star suffers a broken neck in the boiler house of a rugby scrum.
The love between actor Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana finally reaches book form with SOMEWHERE IN HEAVEN, a striking story of the actor who produced four blockbuster Superman films and the romantic movie Somewhere In Time, who was paralyzed in a freak horseback-riding accident.
The rock icon had invited actor Christopher Reeve to visit his home in Prosperous, Co Kildare.
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