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Margot Kidder, 'Superman' star, dead at 69

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Veteran Kidder, best known for playing in 1978 film "Superman," has died. She was 69.

The died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Montana, reported.

Funeral arrangements are pending, according to and Crematory in Livingston,

Kidder began acting in the late 1960s, but rose to fame in 1978 for her role as in "Superman: The Movie" opposite She went on to reprise the part in the movie's three sequels.

She also starred as in "The Amityville Horror" (1979), and appeared in movies such as "Black Christmas" (1974) and "Heartaches" (1981).

Kidder served as and played in a 1983 adaptation of "Pygmalion" with for Showtime.

The worked steadily through the 1980s, though issues with bipolar disorder resulted in a tumultuous personal life and a highly publicised breakdown in 1996 in which she disappeared for four days. She subsequently turned to social and political activism, becoming an organiser for the of and writing numerous articles for left-leaning publications.

Kidder was married three times: to (with whom she had a daughter, Maggie), actor and

She is survived by her daughter,

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 11:00 IST