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Christopher Reeve

Actor
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Net worth 2018: $1.5 Million
Residence: Mount Kisco, New York, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 25 September 1952
Sigh: Libra
Died On: October 10, 2004
BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Reeve was bornon 25 September 1952 in Mount Kisco, New York, United States, American, is Actor. Christopher Reeve was a legendary American actor, director, writer, producer and activist who rose to prominence for his perfect portrayal of the DC Comic book superhero, ‘Superman’. With deep blue eyes, towering height and athletic built, Reeve played the role of a superhero with utmost ease and élan. Born in an upper-class household, Reeve was bit by the acting bug early in his life. It was while studying at Cornell University that Reeve took up acting professionally. He made his Broadway debut and soon was asked to play the lead character of Clark Kent/Superman. Over the years, apart from the Superman series, Reeve showed his brilliance as an actor in various films including ‘The Remains of the Dark’, ‘Rear Window’ and so on. Acting apart, Reeve was a licensed pilot and flew solo across the Atlantic twice. He was also an active campaigner of various issues related to health and society. It was a tragic accident during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia that left him as a quadriplegic. However, ‘superman’ that he was, he did not let his physical impairment come in between his acting and activism. He founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and lobbied for issues related to spinal cord injuries and human embryonic stem cell research.

TIMELINE
2004

Reeve breathed his last on October 10, 2004 from cardiac arrest

1998

In 1998, he founded the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to promote research into spinal cord injuries

1995

Reeve met with a serious horse riding accident in 1995 that left him paralysed from neck down and wheelchair bound

1992

The couple welcomed their first child, William Elliot ‘Will’ Reeve on June 7, 1992

1990

A horse-riding accident impaired his life in the 1990s

1983

In 1983, he starred in the third edition of the ‘Superman’ series, ‘Superman III’

1980

Towards the late 1980s, Reeve concentrated his energies on other areas

1978

Reeve's made his Hollywood debut with a small role as a submarine officer in the 1978 naval disaster ‘Gray Lady Down’

1975

In 1975, Reeve successfully auditioned for the Broadway play ‘A Matter of Gravity’

1967

By 1967, he was working as an apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts

1959

Reeve and his brother moved with their mother who remarried Tristam B Johnson in 1959

1952

Christopher Reeve was born on September 25, 1952 in New York City to Barbara Pitney and Franklin D’Olier Reeve

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