Christopher Reeve

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/25/1952, Libra
  • Date of Death: 10/10/2004
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Christopher Reeve Fast Facts:
  • Shared an apartment with Robin Williams while at Juilliard.
  • Made his Broadway debut opposite Katharine Hepburn in the 1976 play A Matter of Gravity.
  • Won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his work as the title character in Richard Donner's Superman (1978).
  • Founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation in 1996 to raise money and awareness for spinal-injury research.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
  • Received honorary degrees from Boston University's School of Medicine (1997), Juilliard (1997) and Pace University (1998).
  • Authored the books Still Me (1998) and Nothing Is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life (2004).
  • Was directing two films at the time of his death: the A&E biopic The Brooke Ellison Story (2004) and the animated Everyone's Hero (2006).
  • Christopher Reeve Relationships:
  • Matthew Reeve - Son
  • Benjamin Reeve - Brother
  • Jeff Johnson - Half Brother
  • Barbara R. Johnson - Mother
  • Dana Reeve - Wife
  • Kristopher Keach - Godchild
  • William Elliot Reeve - Son
  • Kevin Johnson - Half Brother
  • Zachary Williams - Godchild
  • Alexandra Reeve-Givens - Daughter
  • Franklin D'Olier Reeve - Father
  • Gae Exton - Ex-significant Other
  • Christopher Reeve Awards:
  • 1978 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Traditional) - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Winner
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (AB in Theatre Arts, 1974); attended the Juilliard School, New York, NY

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