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Born: October 17, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Changed name from Margaret to Margot
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First screen appearance, played a troubled teen in the Canadian Broadcasting Company TV-movie, "Moose Fever"
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While attending the University of British Columbia, wrote to director Norman Jewison in Los Angeles; accepting Jewison's invitation to contact him if ever in town, flew to Los Angeles; persuded Jewison to let her audition
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Moved to Los Angeles at age 18
1969:
Film debut in Jewison's "Gaily, Gaily"
1969:
Began seeing psychiatrists about her mood swings (date approximate)
1970:
First feature lead, "Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx", an Irish-shot comedy starring Gene Wilder
1971:
TV series debut on "Nichols", an NBC Western set in the early 20th century; played Ruth, the barmaid girlfriend of series star James Garner
1971:
TV-movie acting debut, "Suddenly Single", an ABC drama about the swinging singles scene
1973:
Moved to Billings, MT to be with writer Tom McGuane (date approximate)
1975:
Appeared in "92 in the Shade", a feature written and directed by husband Tom McGuane
1975:
Filmmaking debut, wrote and directed the short film "And Again"
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Abandoning husband and daughter, moved to London where she auditioned for the part of Lois Lane in the first "Superman" feature
1978:
Breakthrough feature lead, played Lois Lane in "Superman" (reprised the role in three sequels in 1980, 1983 and 1987)
1983:
Portrayed Eliza Doolittle (opposite Peter O'Toole's Henry Higgins) in a Showtime adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"
1984:
TV miniseries acting debut, "Louisiana" (Cinemax), a Franco-Canadian co-production helmed by future husband Philippe de Broca
1986:
Provided a voice for the children's animated feature "Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords"
1987:
Starred on the CBS comedy-drama series "Shell Game", as a con artist turned investigative journalist (series was a short-lived mid-season replacement)
1988:
First diagnosed with manic-depression; rejected the diagnosis and the prescribed course of treatment
1990:
Provided narration for "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", an HBO children's animated series based on four of the six Oz books by L. Frank Baum
1990:
Injured in a car accident on the set of "Nancy Drew and Daughter", a Canadian cable TV production; incurred three damaged discs in her neck
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Refusing surgery, was often confined to a wheelchair over the next two years due to muscle spasms
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Regained mobility after submitting to surgery
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Ruined financially when insurance company refused to pay her bills
1992:
Declared bankruptcy; sold her home and jewelry
1992:
Did a guest shot on an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" entitled "Curiosity Killed"
1994:
Provided a voice for "Phantom 2040", a syndicated cartoon sci-fi series extrapolated from Lee Falk's comic strip
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Appeared in the CD-ROM game "Under a Killing Moon" as Bartender
1994:
Relocated to Prague after filming there
1995:
Moved to Livingstone, Montana
1995:
Completed work in "Never Met Picasso", a gay-themed, low-budget independent feature that received festival screenings in 1996
1995:
Appeared in first major theatrical role, touring in "Stieglitz Loves O'Keefe", as artist Georgia O'Keefe
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Became severely disturbed upon discovering that she had lost three years of work on her memoirs "Calamities" due to a computer problem
1996:
After behaving erratically in public and subsequently disappearing for three days, found behind a woodpile in the backyard of a suburban Glendale, CA, home, ragged, dirty and babbling incoherently about a plot against her
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Confined to a county psychiatric hospital for observation; diagnosed with manic-depression and prescribed lithium
1996:
Did a guest shot on the NBC sitcom "Boston Common" as an acting teacher; character returned in recurring status

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