GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER YOU ARE MISSED
Dana, issued a statement thanking "the millions of fans around the world who have supported and loved her husband over the years."
Birthdate: September 25, 1952
DIED OCTOBER 10TH 2004
Birthplace: New York, NY
Occupations: Actor, Director, Writer
Claim to Fame: Played the Man of Steel in Superman (1978)
Wife: Dana , actress, singer; born 1960; married 1992; Died of lung cancer 2006
Father: Franklin Reeve, professor.
Mother: Barbara Johnson, journalist.
Brother: Benjamin Reeve, lawyer; born 1953
Half-brother: Jeff Johnson
Half-brother: Kevin Johnson
Son: Matthew Reeve, born 1979.
Daughter: Alexandra Reeve, born 1983.
Son: Will Reeve, born 1992; mother, Dana Morosini
1978: BAFTA Award: Most Promising Newcomer, Superman: The Movie
1988: Special OBIE Award: Courageous work on behalf of Chilean artists
1999: Grammy: Spoken Word Album, Still Me
1999: Screen Actors Guild Award: Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries, Rear Window
Cornell University; B.A.
The Julliard School; Drama; studied under John Houseman
Apprenticed at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Actor, director and activist are just some of the words used to describe Christopher Reeve. From his first appearance at the Williamstown Theatre Festival at the age of 15, Reeve established a reputation as one of the country’s leading actors. However, since his injury in an equestrian Competition in May l995, Reeve has put a human face on spinal cord injury.
Chris has become a powerful spokesperson for people with disabilities and for the benefits of medical research. His sharp intelligence, wit and curiosity have enabled him to become an advocate for all who are affected by diseases of the brain and central nervous system.
After graduating from Cornell University, Reeve followed his dreams of acting, studying at Julliard under the legendary John Houseman. He debuted on Broadway with Katharine Hepburn in A Matter or Gravity. Chris has distinguished himself in a variety of stage, screen and television roles, a passion that continues today. Film credits include: "Superman" in 1978 and its subsequent sequels, Deathtrap, Somewhere in Time, The Bostonians, Street Smart, Speechless, Village of the Damned, Above Suspicion, and the Oscar-nominated, The Remains of the Day. Stage credits include: The Marriage of Figaro, Fifth of July, My Life, Summer and Smoke, Love Letters and The Aspern Papers.
Chris made his directorial debut with "In the
Gloaming" in April 1997. The film was met with rave reviews, was nominated
for II Emmys and won six Cable Ace Awards, including Best Dramatic Special.
Reeves autobiography, Still Me, was published by Random House in April 1998 and
spent 11 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. His recording of Still Me
earned Chris a Grammy for Best Spoken Word in February 1999. In his first major
role since becoming paralysed, Chris starred in an updated version of the
classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Rear Window," for which he was
nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for
Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. He also served as Executive
Producer of the film.
THE WORLD IS A SADDER PLACE
NOW THAT CHRISTOPHER HAS GONE.
GOODBYE MY FRIEND.
ENJOY YOUR SAILING WITH YOUR BELOVED DANA
|1997||In the Gloaming|
|1996||A Step Toward Tomorrow|
|1995||Village of the Damned|
|1995||Black Fox: The Price of Peace|
|1995||Black Fox: Good Men and Bad|
|1994||Good Men and Bad|
|1993||The Sea Wolf|
|1993||The Remains of the Day|
|1991||Bump in the Night|
|1990||The Rose and The Jackal|
|1988||The Great Escape II: The Untold Story|
|1987||Superman IV: The Quest for Peace|
|1983||Faerie Tale Theatre - Sleeping Beauty|
|1982||Faerie Tale Theatre-Set|
|1980||Somewhere in Time|