Christopher Reeve

by Hannah from Chestermere Lake

Some people have heroes like Sponge Bob and Santa Claus, but my hero is the one and only Superman A.K.A. Christopher Reeve. He is a hero to millions because of his movies, and because of the fact that he was a quadriplegic. He became a quadriplegic by falling off of a horse head first. Christopher Reeve has recently passed away on October 10, 2004, at the age of 52.

Christopher Reeves was born on September 35 1952, in New York City. At the age of 4 his parents divorced (journalist Barbara Johnson and writer/professor Franklin Reeves). Reeves and his brother have loved acting ever since they were little at the age of 8 he had been in school plays, and become interested in music by taking piano lesions. By age 9 he was singing in the opera house. In 1976 Reeves went to Los Angles and got a small part in GRAY LADY DOWN, but in 1978 Chris auditioned against 200 other men and won the part of Superman and continued to play in 17 feature films. He later got married to Dana Reeve (She has also passed away at the age of 44).

In May of 1995, during the cross country portion of events in Culpeper Virginia, Reeve's horse jumped a rail causing Reeves to fly foreword landing head first and fracturing his uppermost vertebrae instantly paralysing him from the neck down. After a valiant struggle to regain his health, he died on October 10, 2004.


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