The truly sad news came in on Monday that we’ve lost the great Margot Kidder, who has passed away aged 69.
While undoubtedly best known to many as Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve-starring Superman films, Kidder regularly lent her boundless charm and cocky cool to the horror genre, most notably in 1979’s The Amityville Horror and 1974’s Black Christmas, in which she upstaged everyone as Barb. Fearless, ballsy and confident, Barb really felt like a character as close to Kidder’s real life personality as she has ever played.
Kidder’s other horror credits include Brian De Palma’s Sisters, the 1992 Tales From the Crypt episode Curiosity Killed and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. She continued acting into her last years, with 2017 crime drama The Neighborhood being her final screen credit.
TMZ reported that:
“Margot was at her home when she passed away, according to the spokesperson at Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT. The cause of death is unknown at this point.”
There weren’t many like Margot Kidder, and she will be sorely missed.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)