Birth Name: Margot Kidder
Birth Place: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, CA
Born on Oct. 17, 1948 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, Kidder was raised by her American-born father, Kendall, a mining engineer, and her British Columbia-born mother, Jill, a homemaker. Because of her father's work, the family was required to move frequently and on occasion live in rather strange locations, including trailers, motel rooms and even a caboose. Her family's transient lifestyle led Kidder to attend 11 different schools during her first 12 years. Following a trip to New York City where she saw a production of "Bye, Bye Birdie," Kidder was taken with the idea of becoming an actress. But early signs of her later struggles with mental illness became frighteningly appa...
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