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Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

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Also Known As: Died: October 10, 2004
Born: September 25, 1952 Cause of Death: heart failure following treatment for infection following complications from a pressure wound
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1977:
Film acting debut in "Gray Lady Down"
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Lived in England for a time; worked as a stage hand
1984:
London debut in "The Aspern Papers", opposite Vanessa Redgrave
1985:
TV-movie debut, "Anna Karenina"
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Worked at Princeton's McCarter Theater after school in his teens
2004:
Directed the A&E special "The Brooke Ellison Story" based on the real life story of Brooke Ellison, who at age 11 suffered paralysis, but went on to earn her degree from Harvard
1998:
First acting role since being paralyzed, a TV remake of "Rear Window"
1992:
Hosted the second season of the Discovery Channel's compilation documentary TV series, "The Hollywood Stuntmakers"
1999:
Narrated the IMAX extreme sports film "Extreme"
1995:
Paralyzed in a riding accident in May
1997:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (April 15)
1996:
Signed by HBO to direct a TV-movie, "In the Gloaming" (aired in April 1997)
2003:
Underwent surgery to have experimental electrodes implanted in his diaphragm, which extended his ability to breathe without a respiriator
2000:
Appeared in controversial commerical for biotech company Nuveen airing during the Superbowl which depicted Reeves (via CGI) walking again
1968:
Began lengthy recurring association with the Williamstown Theatre in Massachusetts
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Did national tour of play, "Irregular Verb to Love", opposite Celeste Holm while doing graduate work at Juilliard
2003:
Executive produced the PBS documentary series "Freedom: A History of Us"
1978:
Gained prominence in film in the title role of "Superman"
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Hosted the Travel Channel's ecology series, "Earth Journeys with Christopher Reeve"
1996:
Made public appearance as a presenter at the Academy Awards
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Raised in Princeton, New Jersey
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Returned to the United States; played Ben Harper on the CBS daytime serial drama, "Love of Life"
1987:
Screewriting debut "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace"
2002:
Second interview with Barbara Walters helps ABC win the week's rating race
1995:
Was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC newsmagazine "20/20" in September
1999:
Wrote first post-paralysis memoir "Still Me," for which he won a Grammy for Spoken Word Album
2002:
Wrote second memoir "Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life," a collection of anecdotes and public speeches for which he received a Grammy nomination for Spoken Word Album
1976:
Broadway debut opposite Katharine Hepburn in "A Matter of Gravity"
2003:
Cast as Dr. Swann, a mysterious scientist with information on Clark Kent's origing, on the WB series "Smallville"
1995:
First public appearance at The Creative Coalition's annual dinner in October
1980:
Played the leading role of Ken Talley in the Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July"
2004:
Reprised role as Dr. Swann on the WB series "Smallville"
1990:
Turned down lucrative offer to do cigarette commercials in Japan

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