Christopher Reeve

American actor (1952–2004)

Christopher D'Olier Reeve[1] (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, and activist. He was best known for playing Superman in the 1978 movie of the same name and its three sequels. He was born in New York City. During his career, he won a BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a Grammy Award.

Reeve broke his neck when he was thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in 1995. He became a quadriplegic (paralyzed). He was married to Dana Reeve.

Reeve died on October 10, 2004 in Mount Kisco, New York of cardiac arrest as an allergic reaction to his medicine, aged 52.[2]


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