Christopher Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York, New York. He was an actor whose best-known role was starring as Clark Kent/Superman in the blockbuster Superman films of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Christopher began acting in 1974 and was cast in Superman in 1978. He then starred in the sequels Superman II, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. His other notable films include Somewhere in Time, The Remains of the Day, Deathtrap and the 1998 made-for-TV movie Rear Window, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a Screen Actors Guild Award. On April 11, 1992, he married Dana Reeve, and they had one child together. In 1995, Christopher became paralyzed from the neck down after falling off of a horse. For the rest of his life, he was a champion of stem-cell research and became an activist for the cause of spinal-cord injuries, eventually becoming chairman of the American Paralysis Association. He died of cardiac arrest on October 10, 2004, due to complications from his condition.