Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The Death of Superman
It happened in the comic books a while ago now and he was eventually resurrected but the last actor to play Superman on the big screen has died 9 years after the horse riding accident that paralysed him from the neck down.
"In his final year of Cornell, he was one of two students selected ( Robin Williams was the other) to study at New York's famous Juilliard School of Performing Arts, under the renowned John Houseman. Although Christopher is most well known for his role as Superman (1978)_ , a role which he played with both charisma and grace, his acting career spans a much larger ground. Paralyzed after a horse riding accident, he died suddenly at age 52, after several years of living and working with his severe disability.
Here's the home page of the Paralysis Foundation that bears his name and here's a fanpage for him.
Interesting that I'm reading Rick Veitch's The Maximortal these last few days.
It explains the origin of the curse of Superman quite well.
Listening to: The Cure
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