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LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) – Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the “Superman” film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.

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Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana, posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday at her home there. She was 69.

No further details were given and messages left with Kidder’s representatives were not immediately returned.

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SAN DIEGO – JULY 14: Actress Margot Kidder signs autographs at Comic Con International July 14, 2005 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

“Superman” was a superhero blockbuster two decades before comic book movies became the norm at the top of the box office.

Both Kidder and co-star Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts, and neither saw many major roles afterward. Reeve died in 2004.

The Canadian-born Kidder also appeared in 1975’s “The Great Waldo Pepper” with Robert Redford and 1978’s “The Amityville Horror.”

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