Christopher Reeve

Christopher D'Olier Reeve (1952 - 2004)

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Christopher D'Olier Reeve
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Died in Mount Kisco, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Mar 2012
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Categories: Notables | Famous Actors of the 20th Century | Emmy Award Winners of the 20th Century | Hollywood Walk of Fame | Directors | Producers | Screenwriters | Authors | Superhero Roles | This Day In History September 25 | This Day In History October 10.

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This is the actor, Christopher Reeve who played the best Superman ever in my opinion. And I am proud to call him my 9th Cousin 1x Removed (Kim Elder).

Reeve was of almost entirely English ancestry, with many family lines that had been in America since the early 1600s. [1]


  1. Wikipedia, accessed 29 June 2016.


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Christopher Reeve Image 1

The Best Superman Ever!
The Best Superman Ever!

Christopher Reeve with Robin Williams
Christopher Reeve with Robin Williams

Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams
Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams

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On 16 Sep 2017 at 20:34 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

... great things. He was quoted as saying "When the first Superman movie came out, I was frequently asked, 'what is a hero?' My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences ... Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them."

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my Daughter, pgs 12-13, Harper Collins Publishing

On 16 Sep 2017 at 20:28 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

After he was paralyzed in a horse riding accident, he became a huge advocate for spinal cord research and treatment. In the hospital when the accident has first happened, he said he thought maybe they should just let him go. His wife saved his life by saying "I'll be with you for the long haul, no matter what." "You are still you. And I love you." His progress was amazing but he performed a miracle for others. He worked for new research, lobbied Congress and went on Sesame Street to teach Big Bird and the kids how his wheelchair worked. They said he would not but he was eventually able to move some fingers and got most of his sensations in his body back. People always thought of him as Superman but he was Clark Kent. We are lucky he never let that stop him from doing ...

On 4 Oct 2014 at 22:11 GMT Kim Elder wrote:

Yes, Christopher Reeve is my 9th Cousin 1x Removed

Christopher is 20 degrees from George Bush, 23 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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