Today in History for October 10th
‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out.
Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on May 13.
At the time, Kidder's manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said Kidder died peacefully in her sleep.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction.
Julien's Auctions says Ripley's Believe It or Not bought the item Saturday.
The sci-fi weapon was the top-selling item at the Hollywood Legends auction.
NOVI, Mich. (AP) — An array of stars from the superhero universe descended upon a suburban Detroit convention center for the kickoff of an annual pop-culture spectacular.
The 29th annual Motor City Comic Con got underway Friday in Novi, Michigan.
And while the mood inside the Suburban Collection Showplace was one of excitement and anticipation, there also was a bit of sadness, as fans mourned the recent death of "Superman" star Margot Kidder, who was to have appeared at the three-day event.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died. She was 69.
Kidder's manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday. Police in Livingston, Montana, said in a statement that officers were called to Kidder's home, where they found her dead. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause, but no foul play is suspected.
"To eat bread without hope is still to slowly starve to death"
— Pearl S. Buck
We live, it seems, in a world short on hope and long on self-gratification. We live for today. But in living in the moment, too many jeopardize their future.
More and more, the consumption of potentially harmful drugs, most notably opioids, is the result of this approach. Too many people, both here and everywhere else, are dropping dead because of this choice.
Glenn Close: If Christopher Reeve was alive, Robin Williams would be too
Glenn Close thinks the late Christopher Reeve was a "life-giving force" to the late Robin Williams.
The 70-year-old actress has claimed the friendship between the 'Superman' actor - who passed away in 2004 - and the 'Mrs Doubtfire' star - who sadly took his own life a decade later in 2014 - was so strong, that had Christopher not lost his life, Robin would also still be alive.
Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A well-preserved issue of the 1938 comic book that first featured Superman is heading to the auction block.
Profiles in History announced Friday that it will sell a copy of Action Comics #1 at a Dec. 19 auction in Los Angeles. The comic, which features Superman hoisting a car over his head on its cover, is expected to sell for between $800,000 to $1.2 million.
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Smart Rating: 13.73Release year: 1987Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Mariel HemingwayOriginal: "Superman: The Movie" (1978)Original Smart Rating: 93.76Seeing the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a nuclear arms race that could lead to Earth's destruction, Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides that he must take action. He collects all the nuclear warheads from the world and throws them into space. Meanwhile, Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), has broken out of prison with a new scheme. He clones Superman with radioactive material to create Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow), a being just as powerful as the man of steel.
Smart Rating: 69.65Genre: thrillerStarring: Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman, Kathy BakerJonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve) is a reporter struggling to keep his job at a magazine. Assigned to write a real-life prostitution exposé, he fails to gain information from his subjects and decides to make up his own story about a pimp. The piece revives his career, but his fictional character turns out to be strangely similar to Fast Black (Morgan Freeman), an actual pimp, who is outraged and demands that Jonathan spill his sources. When the police get involved, matters get even uglier.
- Norfolk Daily NewsSuperman Turns 40December 16, 2018
- The AdvocateLetter: A heroic performanceJuly 6, 2018
- Columbus TelegramBiography captures the magic, sadness of Robin WilliamsJune 22, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsMargot Kidder PassesMay 15, 2018
- The Times-TribuneMargot Kidder, Who Starred As Lois Lane In ‘Superman’ Movies, Dead At 69May 14, 2018