|Born||Christopher D'Olier Reeve|
|September 25, 1952|
|New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Died||October 10, 2004 (aged 52)|
|Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author|
Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion-picture portrayal of the DC comic book superhero, Superman.
Reeve appeared in other critically acclaimed films such as Street Smart (1987) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the television remake of Rear Window (1998).
On May 27, 1995, Reeve became tetraplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, VA. 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, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.
Reeve married Dana Morosini in April 1992. Christopher and Dana's son, William Elliot Reeve, was born on June 7, 1992. Reeve also had two children, Matthew Exton Reeve (born 1979) and Alexandra Exton Reeve (born 1983), from his previous relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Gae Exton.
In October 2004, Reeve died suddenly of cardiac arrest at 52 while co-directing Everyone's Hero.
- Christopher Reeve at the Internet Movie Database
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