Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the movie Superman 11 filmed in Niagara Falls in 1980 died in her Montana home this past Sunday. I can remember clearly the movie starring Christopher Reeve as reporter Clark Kent of the Daily Planet and his nemesis (Lex Luthor) Gene Hackman. The filming for the movie took place at the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and also at the Great Gorge Adventure 3 kilometres north of the falls.
When Margot Kidder wasn’t acting she stayed out of the public eyewith her young daughter Maggie at the Park Motor Hotel on Clifton Hill. When the movie was released it received great review. Here’s a sidebar story. My younger brother Greg was a helicopter instructor for Niagara Helicopters at the time the movie was beingfilmed I managed to hook Greg and Christopher Reeve up and he gave him flying lessons. Not everyone can say they taught Superman to fly!