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Christopher Reeve

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and author. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, including his notable motion picture portrayal of the fictional superhero Superman. On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse in an equestrian competition in Virginia. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries, and for human embryonic stem cell research afterward. He founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founded the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Reeve married Dana Morosini in April 1992, and they had a son, William, born that June. Reeve had two children, Matthew (born 1979) and Alexandra (born 1983), from his previous relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Gae Exton.

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Sep 25, 1952 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 2006-11-28
Known For
Poster of Sleeping Beauty
Poster of Gray Lady Down
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman 2006-11-28
Movie Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman Himself (archive footage) 2006-06-12
Movie Rear Window Jason Kemp 1998-11-22
Movie The Remains of the Day Jack Lewis 1993-11-05
Movie The Rose and the Jackal Allan Pinkerton 1990-04-16
Movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Superman / Clark Kent 1987-07-23
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Movie Street Smart Jonathan Fisher 1987-03-20
Movie Dinosaur! Himself 1985-11-05
Movie The Aviator Edgar Anscombe 1985-03-01
Movie Anna Karenina Count Vronsky 1985-01-01
Movie The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio Himself-Interviewee 1985-01-01
Movie The Bostonians Basil Ransome 1984-01-01
Movie Sleeping Beauty Prince Charming 1983-07-07
Movie Superman III Superman / Clark Kent 1983-06-17
Movie Monsignor Father John Flaherty 1982-10-22
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Deathtrap Clifford Anderson 1982-03-19
Movie Superman II Superman / Clark Kent 1980-12-04
Movie Somewhere in Time Richard Collier 1980-10-02
Movie The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' Himself 1980-01-01
Movie Superman Superman / Clark Kent 1978-12-14
Movie Gray Lady Down Phillips 1978-03-10
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06