Christopher Reeve, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Christopher Reeve

American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

Date of Birth: 25-Sep-1952

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 10-Oct-2004

Profession: playwright, stage actor, voice actor, film director, film producer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Christopher Reeve

  • Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, writer and director.
  • He was best known for playing DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed Superman (1978), for which he won a BAFTA Award. Reeve appeared in other critically acclaimed films such as The Bostonians (1984), Street Smart (1987) and The Remains of the Day (1993).
  • He received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the television remake of Rear Window (1998). On May 27, 1995, Reeve was left quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia.
  • He used a wheelchair and needed a portable ventilator to breathe 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.

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