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Christopher Reeve

Born: Sep 25, 1952

Death: Oct 10, 2004

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Christopher Reeve

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1952
Date of Death : Oct 10, 2004
Birth Place : New York City

Christopher D'Olier Reeve 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 comic book superhero Superman. Reeve appeared in other critically acclaimed films such as Street Smart and The Remains of the Day. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the television remake of Rear Window. On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. He required a wheelchair and a portable ventilator 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. In October 2004, Reeve died suddenly of cardiac arrest at 52 while co-directing Everyone's Hero.

Profession


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Author
  • Voice acting
  • Television producer

Also known as


  • Chris
  • Christopher D''Olier Reeve
  • Toph

Parents


  • F. D. Reeve
  • Barbara Pitney

Spouse


  • Dana Reeve
  • Gae Exton

Children


  • William Reeve
  • Matthew Reeve
  • Alexandra Reeve

Awards Won


  • Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
  • Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award
  • Obie Award for Special Citations
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
  • BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Special
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