Morning Man Classic: Christopher Reeve!
Christopher Reeve was born 69 years ago today.
We will never forget this handsome and talented actor and big screen Superman whose other films included Somewhere in Time, Deathtrap, The Bostonians, Remains of the Day and Street Smart, among others.
Reeve lived his last nine years as a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition. He showed such courage after his accident becoming an activist on behalf of people with spinal-cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research. He also continued to work as an actor in a TV remake of Rear Window and episodes of Smallville and as a director helming the TV films In the Gloaming and The Brooke Ellison Story.
He died in 2004 at the age of 52.