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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 Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman 2006-06-12
Known For
Movie Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman Himself (archive footage) 2006-06-12
Movie Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes Superman (archive footage) 2001-12-23
Movie Rear Window Jason Kemp 1998-11-22
Movie The Remains of the Day Jack Lewis 1993-11-05
Movie Death Dreams George Westfield 1991-06-25
Movie The Rose and the Jackal Allan Pinkerton 1990-04-16
Movie Anna Karenina Count Vronsky 1985-01-01
Movie The Making of 'Superman II' Himself 1982-01-01
Movie Superman II Superman / Clark Kent 1980-12-04
Movie Gray Lady Down Phillips 1978-03-10
Movie Superman Superman / Clark Kent 1978-12-13
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06