Christopher Reeve Timeline

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Christopher Reeve Timeline Sept. 25, 1952 Christopher Reeve is born in New York City to journalist Barbara Johnson and literature professor Franklin D. Reeve. 1956 His parents divorce. His mother moves him and his brother Benjamin to Princeton, New Jersey. 1960 Begins appearing in school plays and takes piano lessons. 1961 He wins a role in a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Yeoman of the Guard for Princeton's professional theater. 1967 Attends a summer apprenticeship at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. 1968 Gets an agent. 1974 Graduates from AB, Cornell University. 1974 Plays Ben Harper in the TV soap opera Love of Life 1975 Attends Juilliard School of Drama where he becomes friends with Robin Williams and studies under John Houseman. 1976 Moves to Los Angeles. 1976 Takes part in the Broadway play, A Matter of Gravity opposite Katharine Hepburn. April 1978 Stars in Gray Lady Down with Charlton Heston. Dec. 15, 1978 Plays Superman in Superman with Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, and Margot Kidder. He gains 30 pounds for the role. He later says of the role: "What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that's how I approached the part." 1979 Gae Exton, his girlfriend at the time, gives birth to son Matthew Reeve. 1980 Stars in Somewhere in Time with Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. June 19, 1981 Stars in Superman II with Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder.

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