THANKS once again to SMILING SALLY for this BLUE MONDAY
She works so hard to make this day each week one that we all enjoy...
Be sure to go by her cottage and leave a big HELLO and a THANK YOU...
While you are there, be sure to check out all the other BLUE going around town....
He was such a good man and a very fine actor and I would like to honor him today on
my BLUE posting....
Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer.
He established himself early as a Juilliard-trained stage actor before portraying Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent in four films, from 1978 to 1987.
On May 27, 1995, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed in an accident during the cross country portion of an eventing competition. He was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries, and for human embryonic stem cell research after this accident. He founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founded the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Reeve died at age 52 on October 10, 2004 from cardiac arrest caused by a systemic infection.
Reeve married Dana Morosini in April 1992, and they had a son, Will. Reeve also had two children, Matthew and Alexandra, from a previous relationship with Gae Exton. Dana Reeve died of lung cancer in March 2006.
Both Alexandra, 22, and her older brother Matthew, 26, serve on the board of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, founded by their father after his devastating 1995 horse-riding accident to fund research for cures and therapies for paralysis. On Monday the pair will join their half-brother Will Reeve, now 14, onstage at the foundation’s annual gala in Manhattan. According to Alexandra, "Will's doing well. He loves school. He is playing hockey and football and keeping busy with friends."