Dana Reeve

Dana Reeve, born Dana Morosini, ( born March 19, 1961 in New York City, New York, † March 6, 2006 in Manhattan, New York City, New York) was an American actress and singer. She was known for her marriage to the actor died in 2004 and Superman actor Christopher Reeve.

Dana Reeve was the daughter of cardiologist - couple Charles and Helen Morosini. She took acting classes at the California Institute of the Arts. Shortly before the birth of her son Will she married in 1992 Christopher Reeve. Her husband had since 1995 due to a riding accident paralyzed from the neck and died in 2004 at the consequences of wound infection. Together, they both sat publicly for the improvement of the medical treatment of paraplegics. They were also prominent advocates of stem cell research. In the non-smoker lung cancer was diagnosed; August 9, 2005, she made ​​her illness publicly.

Reeve was a founding member and board member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center (PRC ), where you among other things to used for the rehabilitation of paraplegics and for legal measures to improve the treatment of paraplegics. Your foundation had been awarded research grants totaling 55 million U.S. dollars ( 45.8 million euros ) and another 7.5 million U.S. dollars ( 6.2 million euros ) paid to disabled people. Reeve received for their work numerous awards, including the appointment of the " Mother of the Year " by the American Cancer Society (American Cancer Society ) in 2005. Dana Reeve died at age 44 from lung cancer. She left behind her son William ( * 1992), and two grown step-children Matthew and Alexandra.

The film Superman Returns in 2006, an indirect continuation of the Superman movies ( with Christopher Reeve in the title role ), is dedicated to her husband Christopher and her.