Margot Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), born as Margaret Ruth Kidder, was a Canadian American actress. She is best known as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, playing alongside Christopher Reeve. Kidder began her career in the 1960s appearing in low-budget Canadian films and television series.
Horror fans mainly know Margot Kidder’s work as the twins in Brian De Palma’s Sisters (1973); as sassy Barbara “Barb” Coard in Bob Clark’s seminal slasher film Black Christmas (1974); and as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror (1979).
However, Kidder also appeared in horror-themed productions such as 1973 TV movie The Suicide Club (part of The Wide World of Mystery series), The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, the 1992 Tales from the Crypt episode ‘Curiosity Killed’, The Hunger TV series episode ‘The Sloan Men’ (1997), the 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters kids’ television series (voicing Mistress Helga), slasher movie The Clown at Midnight (1999, with Christopher Plummer), supernatural anthology pic Death 4 Told (2004) and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009).
In 2015, she won an Emmy Award for her performance as Mrs Worthington on the children’s television series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
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