Margot Kidder Went From Superman to Living in a Box

Margot Kidder played many roles in her acting career, but the one that she best remembered for is portraying Lois Lane in the Superman movies of the 1970s and 1980s alongside the late Christopher Reeve. Kidder is said to be one of the many “victims” affected by the “Superman Curse.”

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What’s this curse, you ask? Well, it’s a string of bad luck that’s seemed to have touched many actors involved in the Superman franchise. Kidder happens to be one of them. Whether you believe it’s a curse or not, the actress went to Hell and back.

Blips and Burps of Madness

For decades, Margot Kidder battled bipolar disorder. 1996 was a particularly worrisome year for those who knew her as she went down a highly publicized manic episode (which we’ll get into soon), which left her homeless for a short period. She spoke out about it, revealing that she had “mood swings that could knock over a building.”

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She added, “The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness.” The silver lining is that after her journey through darkness, she came out of it a beacon of hope and became an advocate for mental health awareness.

How Did Margot Kidder Die?

On May 13, 2018, Kidder died in her home in Livingston, Montana. She was 69. At the time, her manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, reported that she passed peacefully in her sleep. She left behind her 41-year-old daughter, Maggie McGuane, whom she had with her ex-husband Thomas McGuane.

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Come August of the same year, it was confirmed that Kidder died by suicide. She reportedly died “as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose,” according to the deputy coroner. Maggie announced: “It’s a big relief that the truth is out there. It’s important to be open and honest so there’s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this.”

The One and Only Lois Lane

Many Superman fans agree that of all the Lois Lanes – Teri Hatcher, Amy Adams, Kate Bosworth, and more – none hold a candle to Kidder. She became the irreplaceable Lois Lane in the same way that Reeve became the model Clark Kent/Superman.

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But Kidder played more than one role. The Canadian native debuted in a short film about a logging town, and by the age of 27, she was acting in movies opposite Robert Redford, Peter Fonda and Gene Wilder. She was also in The Amityville Horror and won an Emmy for a part in R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

They Called Her Baghdad Betty

Kidder was a fearlessly outspoken pro-environment and anti-war activist. She was once arrested in Washington D.C. while protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline. In 1991, protesting the first Gulf War led to her being dubbed “Baghdad Betty,” but she didn’t mind. In fact, she embraced the name.

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It’s hard to say if Kidder would have lived a different life if Hollywood were a different place – somewhere where she could have been better appreciated for her talents and given more roles, more security, and just less stress. But Kidder had demons that Hollywood only intensified.

The Calm Before the Storm

Kidder had difficulty finding quality work after her Superman fame, and she fell out of Hollywood’s spotlight relatively early in her career, but for a while, Kidder led a happy, productive life. She was showing up in some small films and enjoying the small-town life in Montana. But her bipolarism started taking over.

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“We are all a breath away from mental illness, homelessness, all these things we tend to look down on,” she said back in 2006, as she reflected on the well-documented manic episode she suffered in 1996…

Found in the Bushes

The episode from 1996 happened to be triggered by the loss of three years’ work on an autobiography, which got destroyed by a virus on her laptop. She then went missing for four days in LA. One newspaper headline read: “Missing Superman actress found frightened in bushes.”

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Kidder’s manager, John Blake, said she was scheduled to fly from Los Angeles to Arizona to teach a class, but when she didn’t show up at the airport, he filed a missing person report. Three days after having been reported missing, Kidder was found “dirty, frightened and paranoid.”

She Cut Off Her Hair With a Razor

She was found in a cardboard box in some bushes behind a house in the suburb of Glendale. Residents and witnesses said it looked like her two front teeth had been knocked out (she was missing her dental work). Kidder told the police that she had been assaulted and was hiding from someone, but officers reported no evidence to show that she was a victim of a crime.

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“At the time of her discovery, she was wearing disheveled, cast-off clothing and apparently cut off her own hair.” The officer said that Kidder seemed to have cut her hair off with a razor blade in order to alter her appearance.

In Obvious Mental Distress

She was also found with bruises and scratches, but the injuries were attributed to her living in the bushes for several days. Investigators were puzzled over her behavior, but they ruled out drugs or alcohol. She was taken in for psychiatric testing. (Further details into her disappearance later on…)

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47 at the time, Kidder was in “obvious mental distress” according to the officers who found her. “At this time we are concerned for her well-being and mental health,” Glendale police chief, James Anthony, stated. It seems as though things had started spiraling around 1990, when Kidder got injured while filming on set.

A Serious Injury on the Set

In 1990, while filming a cable series based on the Nancy Drew mysteries in Vancouver, Kidder injured her spinal cord in a car accident. It happened in October while she was driving in a car during the filming of the first episode of the show.

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The car’s brakes locked and she and actress Polly Bergen were ″thrown forward in the unsecured seat, then backwards, then forward again,″ said Kidder’s lawyer, Jack Finlay. At first, the accident appeared to be minor, and the actress even resisted the doctors’ recommendations for back surgery.

Constant Pain and a Muddied Mind

The reason she rejected the surgery was because it involved a risk of paralysis. As a result, Kidder was in constant pain and was forced to rely on painkiller. She told People in 1992 that the pills left her mind “muddied.” She also turned to alcohol.

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Eventually, she did the surgery, but her insurance company refused to pay the bills. Kidder decided to sue the Canadian production company of the TV series she was working on when injured, claiming she suffered permanent injuries during filming. Then 42, she was also seeking damages for breach of contract and lost salary as she was allegedly fired from the show after being unable to work.

Bankrupt, Selling Jewelry for Cash

Also an executive producer in the series, Kidder was to be paid $21,666 per week for 24 weeks of filming. That sum of money, however, never made it to her bank account. With six figures’ worth of medical bills, she went bankrupt, costing her her home in Sneden’s Landing, New York.

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She even went up and down the diamond district in Manhattan trying to sell her jewelry to make some cash. By 1992, she was living in a one-bedroom apartment outside of Hollywood, driving a 1986 Chevy Blazer. Around the same time, her father died and her teenage daughter was suffering from an eating disorder.

Working on Her Calamities

“There were days I just desperately wanted to die,” she confessed to People. She tried to fight the wave of adversity that threatened to bury her. Her way of working through it was by writing an autobiography, whose working title was “Calamities.”

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Meanwhile, she was taking roles wherever she could get them, doing voice-overs and landing guest spots on Murder, She Wrote and Tales From the Crypt. She finally moved to Livingston to be closer to her daughter. Coworkers found her fun, energetic, and lovely, but her family – who knew her better – said she was becoming erratic.

She Thought They Were Out to Get Her

“There have been past incidents in which she was delusional, paranoid,” says an unnamed source close to Kidder. “It was total lunacy, saying that other people were out to get her, were after her money. Just generally unstable behavior.”

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Kidder was married three times, yet none of her husbands were ever out to get her, especially not her first husband, novelist Thomas McGuane, to whom she was married for less than a year. “We did not have a successful marriage,” McGuane admitted later on. It was “a brief marriage, and I left it with a tremendous sense of relief.”

Marriage #1 Was a Love-Hate Relationship

The relationship, according to McGuane, was doomed early on. “It was Superman time; it was the ’70s… It was a hit-and-run sort of era.” As for Kidder’s recollection of that time, she said, “I spent four years being drunk a lot of the time.”

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Kidder was 27 when she married McGuane in 1975, and a year later, she had her only child, Maggie. By 1977, they were divorced. “We did the Taylor-Burton thing for a few years and were either madly in love or madly in hate, but we did make a beautiful daughter,” Kidder shared.

Superman, Yes. Marriage, No.

She also said that she “knew it wasn’t working, but I was so addicted to him, deeply in love with him, that I didn’t have the courage to leave him.” When it came time for her to do Superman, it meant she had to live in London for six months.

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“He looked at me kind of funny, asked me if I was going to do it and when I said yes, I woke up the next morning and he’d packed all my things and moved them outside.” During her 1996 episode, she believed she was being stalked by men who had been hired by McGuane to kill her.

No, He Wasn’t Trying to Kill Her

Of course, McGuane stated that he was not trying to kill his ex-wife and had hardly even seen her since their divorce. Regarding her four-day public breakdown, McGuane said he doesn’t even know how to react to it. “I’ve barely seen her in over 20 years.”

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“My biggest concern is that this is extremely painful for Maggie,” he added. Kidder and McGuane did see each other at their daughter’s wedding. Maggie appears to have been the one constant in Kidder’s life over years of shifting friendships and relationships.

Marriage #2 Lasted Six Days

Kidder met her second husband, actor John Heard, in 1979, as they both got roles in the film Willie & Phil. Heard, however, later dropped out of the project. It goes down in history as one of the shortest marriages, as they married on August 24, 1979 and split up only six days later.

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The divorce was finalized in December 1980. At the time, Kidder was still working on the Superman movies, filming The Amityville Horror, and hosting Saturday Night Live. Heard, you probably recognize, played in Home Alone. He died in 2017 at the age of 71 of a heart attack.

Marriage #3 Was No Charm

Kidder’s third and last marriage was to French director Philippe de Broca, which lasted from 1983 to 1984. The two met when she was starring in his 1983 movie, Louisiana. They married during filming, but it was over by the movie’s premiere.

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“That was a bit impulsive, I’m afraid,” she admitted in 1986. “We just weren’t meant to be married to each other. We just got carried away. But the honeymoon in Kenya was spectacular. I fell so in love with that country,” Kidder – who seemingly loved Kenya more than De Broca – said in an interview. De Broca, by the way, died in 2004.

In the Company of Dogs and Directors

After her third divorce, Kidder joked that she would rather be in the company of her dogs. At the time of her death, she was living in a log cabin in Montana with her two dogs. Aside from her three marriages, Kidder had several high-profile relationships.

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She dated writer/director Steven Spielberg, director Brian De Palma, writer/director Tom Mankiewicz and actor/comedian Richard Pryor. She also remained close with Christopher Reeve, up until his death in 2004. “When you’re strapped to someone hanging from the ceiling for months and months, you get pretty darned close,” she said about Reeve.

She Dated Pierre Trudeau

There was a time when Kidder dated former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (the father of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s current prime minister). She even named one of her dogs Pierre after him. When Pierre died in 2000, she said she “was really, really sad and I got this puppy and it wasn’t quite the same as snuggling the human Pierre, but pretty darn good.”

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For the last six or so years of her life, Kidder was alone. Although those close to her knew of her unpredictable behavior and strange delusions, no one expected her to take her life at the age of 69.

The Most Public Freak-Out in History

After her 1996 breakdown, Kidder agreed to an intimate interview with People in which she opened up about her skeletons in the closet and specifically about her four days in hell on the streets of Los Angeles, which she referred to as “the most public freak-out in history.”

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She encountered several homeless people. One man lit a crack pipe, to which Kidder recalled telling him, “Don’t do that to your body.” His response was “Don’t you be judgin’.” He was “right,” Kidder told People. “I have no right to be superior. Here I am. I am homeless.”

Maybe It’s the Superman Curse

Kidder revealed that her brief disappearance for wasn’t her first crash. She endured addictions and accomplished recoveries, married and divorced husbands, dated a slew of men, displayed episodes of bizarre behavior, and suffered that accident that left her bankrupt and partially paralyzed.

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It’s the reason why some have said that Kidder fell victim to the Superman curse. But unlike her costar Reeve – who faced his own bout of the curse when he fell from a horse – who became a symbol of courage, Kidder fell into a dark spiral of madness and tabloid pity.

One of Those Ladies

After coming out of the mid-‘90s fog she was in, Kidder was extremely aware and articulate about what she went through. “I was like one of those ladies you see talking to the space aliens on the street corner in New York.”

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Kidder also isn’t one to stay down in the dumps. Comedy writer and friend, Rosie Shuster, said of her: “Margie has the resilience of Rasputin. She just keeps coming back.” But Kidder’s problems shouldn’t be understated. Her mood swings “could knock over a building,” the actress said herself.

She Denied Her Diagnosis

She’s just one of millions of Americans who suffer from bipolar disorder. She was first diagnosed by an L.A. psychiatrist in 1989 but remained suspicious of the medical opinion. She refused to accept the diagnosis or to take the lithium she was recommended to take as treatment.

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Eventually, her unmedicated life was sending her to terrifying places, and she couldn’t ignore the truth any longer. Right before her episode as a homeless person, she was working on her memoirs. She was in a period of intense creativity, which occurred every two years or so.

No Sleep; Just Writing

She would find herself in a manic state, where she could write for 10 to 12 hours a day. “It’s very hard to convince a manic person that there is anything wrong with them,” she later explained. “You have no desire to sleep. You are full of ideas.”

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The last thing she needed was a disaster that would throw her over the deep end. As she was clicking away on her keyboard, a virus caused her laptop to delete file after file. She came to discover that three years of work had simply vanished. Gone.

What Sent Her Over the Edge

On April 16, 1996, she flew to LA to take her computer to a data-retrieval company. She was then supposed to travel to Eastern Arizona College to host a class in career management for actors. On April 19, the data retrieval company gave her the dreaded news: her files couldn’t be salvaged.

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This would be enough to make any person go berserk. But Kidder had a pre-existing (albeit ignored) condition. And it sent her over the edge. “That’s when I went from really distressed to absolute delusion,” she recalled.

Thinking Her Ex-Husband and the CIA Were After Her

This was when she came to the conclusion that her ex-husband “was trying to kill” her. Confused and scared, she went to the LA airport on April 20, still convinced that McGuane and the CIA were trying to kill her because her book was too powerful.

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For those less familiar with manic episodes, Kay Redfield Jamison, a Johns Hopkins University professor, explained that, “Manic-depressives often become delusional in the manic phase. And their usual form is paranoia.” Kidder remembers seeing agents and assassins everywhere. “I know you’re looking at me!” she shouted people at the airport.

No Money, No Sense

Kidder was still in the airport at 3 AM, when she connected with a TV crew from WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee. “My ex-husband has hired people to kill me,” she stated bluntly. Anchorman Ted Hall was there and recognized her from her Superman fame.

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“I could see there was no plot. It was so sad. She was dirty, tired, no makeup.” Kidder had no money on her since she had thrown her purse away, thinking there was a bomb in it. Come April 21, she attempted to take a taxi but didn’t have the cash to pay for it.

She Ran to Downtown LA

When she tried to use her debit card at the ATM outside the airport, she thought the machine was about to explode. That’s when she “took off running,” and slept in yards and on porches “in a state of fear.” During the afternoon of the 21st, she was in downtown LA, where she was taken in by a homeless man named Charlie and one of his street buddies.

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“I tried to make little jokes about how to behave because I wasn’t from this neighborhood. The other man just looked at me and said, ‘None of us are from this neighborhood.’”

Charlie Took Care of Her

In Charlie’s cardboard shack, he “took such incredible care of me,” said Kidder. “I was cold. I was hungry. I was terrified beyond belief. He stayed with me and held me.” Things went from scary to frightening fast. Another homeless man tried to rape her.

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He kicked her in the stomach, hit her in the face, displacing the caps on her front teeth. She fought back and told him in desperation, “You’re a good person. You don’t want to do this.” Luckily, he backed off. But she was still missing her front teeth.

Frantic Searching

“When you’re having a manic episode,” she described later, “you don’t always remember to pack the Krazy Glue.” Back home, her family and friends were frantic. Her manager, as mentioned before, reported her missing. He called her daughter, who was 21 at the time.

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Working with LA police, Maggie made calls to friends. “I even tore apart my mother’s cabin looking for old phone books,” she told Barbara Walters on 20/20. Not long into their search, police told Maggie that they might not find her mom alive. Kidder’s brother John (one of the five siblings) never lost faith.

Buzzed Her Hair to Disguise Herself

“Margot is incredibly strong,” he said. “She’s a survivor.” On the night of the 22nd, Kidder started walking to find her friend Shuster, a former Saturday Night Live writer who lived in La Crescenta, just a bit north of downtown LA.

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Margot had already razored her hair close to her scalp to create a disguise. That night, she stayed in a motel room, which was arranged by Alcoholics Anonymous members she met on her manic journey. It was on the following day, the 23rd, that she was found and rescued.

“I May Not Look Like It, but I’m Margot Kidder”

Kidder remembered “walking up this endless mountain and had the wondrous realization that though I was stripped of all traditional forms of identity, I was still me.” That feeling meant she was less motivated to hide, so she chose to stay put in someone’s backyard in Glendale.

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The woman who owned the property, Elaine Lamb, encountered Kidder, who told her, “I may not look like it, but I’m Margot Kidder.” Lamb called the police. Two days later, after being admitted into a local medical center, Kidder’s sister Annie transferred her to UCLA Medical Center.

Her Aha Moment

Less than a week later, Kidder had to appear in court and prove to a judge that she was ready to leave the center and that she was no danger to herself or others. She immediately flew to Vancouver to stay in a rented house in order to avoid the press.

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Only then did she accept her disorder. Her brother, John, introduced her to a manic-depression author whose writings sent Kidder into an “aha moment.” She “finally…was able to accept the diagnosis,” she said. It was a long time coming.

A Hot Babe With a Secret

Kidder was the second oldest child of a mining engineer and a homemaker, who grew up in Yellowknife, Canada. Born in 1948, Kidder was a beautiful teenager. “I was a hot babe with teased hair and white lipstick,” she said of herself. “My mom sent me to boarding school so I wouldn’t get raped by a miner.”

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She had energy and a sense of drama that made her drama teacher Ruth Rapanos say that Kidder “was a like a little star.” But the pretty teen was hiding something from her teachers, parents, and friends: her bouts of suicidal depression and odd mood swings.

Keeping the Monsters In

At 14, after her boyfriend dumped her, she swallowed a handful of codeine pills. “It never occurred to anyone to send me to a shrink,” she communicated. “I was just a teenager with a broken heart.” She would also experience delusions that she kept to herself.

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“I’ve always called it ‘keeping the monsters in,’” she said of her inner demons. She graduated two years early and landed a role right away, playing a troubled teen in Moose Fever, a Canadian TV movie. “I thought in acting I could let my real self out and no one would know it was me.”

From Shrinks to Movie Sets

By the time she turned 21, she started seeing psychiatrists for her mood swings, yet she never trusted them. She decided to dive into Hollywood instead. She had moved there at 18, after which she got a part as a virginal prostitute in the 1969 movie Gaily, Gaily.

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There were times in her career when Kidder would embrace her illness. “The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful,” where the bouts of madness were just “blips,” as she referred to them. Some incidents, like the 1990 accident, were out of her control.

Better Drunk Than Crazy

The accident – and the bankruptcy and depression that followed – led to an addiction to pills and alcohol. She joined a 12-step group, but it didn’t really help. She felt herself “starting to go manic,” she revealed. She would drink a lot. “Better drunk than crazy,” she reasoned with herself.

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Kidder even took some pride in her disease, pointing out that Lord Byron, her favorite poet, and novelist Thomas Wolfe were also manic-depressives. But Kidder was on a path to recovery before she died. And her relationship with her daughter was better than ever.

Finally Medicated

She finally got to a point where she could talk publicly about her disease, and she also started medicating herself properly. “I hate lithium because it works just under the level at which it is toxic,” she explained. She also did acupuncture and Depakote, an antiseizure medicine that can help manic-depressives.

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It was a long time since her crazed episode at the LAX airport, where anchorman Ted Hall entered into a strange conversation with her. Hall recalled that day in an interview that took place after Kidder’s death.

The Airport Scene

WBIR-TV’s crew had just arrived and was making its way to cover the Academy of Country Music Awards. That’s when Kidder approached them, asking if they were with the media. Kidder started telling Hall things that grew increasingly stranger.

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After telling him about her husband trying to kill her, she asked if the media team would help her disguise herself. She was even jotting down notes to Hall to avoid speaking (she thought her jacket and purse were bugged). At one point, she asked them for cash, so Hall gave her $20.

One Last Note

Kidder used the money to buy a drink and gave him back the change. Kidder and the small media team made their way to the car rental, where she made yet another scene. Before she left them at the airport at 4:30 AM, she handed Hall one last note that read, “I am dead.”

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Once Kidder was found in Glendale and her four-days-in-hell episode was revealed, Hall said, “I was really disappointed at first that we couldn’t help her,” adding that he regretted not giving her the “$20 jean jacket.”

A Better Understanding

But Hall spoke with experts on Kidder’s condition and realized: “I understood that we couldn’t help her.” It’s still an encounter that he’ll never forget. He remembered her grabbing his arm and not letting go as his cameraman tried to help her out of her situation, which only agitated her more.

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“We were solving the problem that she didn’t want to be solved,” Hall figured. Hall said his experience with Kidder “made me have an actual tangible understanding” of what those who suffer from manic depression experience. “I was really sad the day I found out she died,” Hall revealed, “I was depressed the whole day.”

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