People: May 6, 1996

MYSTERY OF A FALLING STAR

In the movies, Superman would have been there to catch the falling Lois Lane. But this was not celluloid, and actress MARGOT KIDDER, left, in 1992, has crash-landed. Due in Phoenix to teach an acting class, the once fast-living co-star of the Superman movies inexplicably turned up in the backyard of a suburban L.A. home, bedraggled and hysterical. Police took her to a psychiatric hospital. For a time in the early '90s, the thrice-divorced Kidder had been wheelchair-bound after a car crash. Her career faded. Recently she's been holed up in Montana, writing her autobiography: Calamities....

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