Ida Lupino

Actress + Director
Born Feb 4, 1918
Hometown Camberwell
Died Aug 3, 1995
Death Place Los Angeles
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight 110 lbs (49.9 kg)...
Nationality English

Ida Lupino was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight year career she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948. She co-wrote and co-produced some of her own films as well. She appeared in serial television programmes fifty-eight times and directed fifty other episodes.… Read More

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…  Lupino's birth year is 1918 and not 1914 as some biographies have claimed. … Read More


1933 15 Years Old She played leading roles in five British films in 1933 at Warner Bros. … Read More


1947 29 Years Old …  In 1947, Lupino left Warner Bros. after refusing to renew her contract. … Read More


1949 31 Years Old Lupino claims she “…did not set out to be a director,” but it was a reality she had to face when her first directing job came unexpectedly in 1949 when Elmer Clifton suffered a mild heart attack and could not finish Not Wanted, a film she co-produced and co-wrote. … Read More
1952 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Lupino often joked that if she had been the "poor man's Bette Davis" as an actress, then she had become the "poor man's Don Siegel" as a director. In 1952, Lupino was invited to become the "fourth star" in Four Star Productions by Dick Powell, David Niven and Charles Boyer, after Joel McCrea and Rosalind Russell had dropped out of the company. … Read More


1959 41 Years Old Duff and Lupino also co-starred as themselves in 1959 in one of the 13 one-hour installments of The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour. … Read More
1964 46 Years Old Lupino is the titular subject of a jazz homage composed by Carla Bley in 1964, originally for the album Turning Point.


1983 65 Years Old In 1983, Lupino petitioned a California court to appoint her business manager, Mary Ann Anderson, as her conservator due to poor business dealings from her prior business management company and her long separation from Howard Duff.
1995 78 Years Old Lupino died from a stroke while undergoing treatment for colon cancer in Los Angeles on August 3, 1995, at the age of 77. … Read More
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