Ida Lupino

Actress + Director
Born Feb 4, 1918

Ida Lupino was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 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 58 times and directed 50 other episodes. Additionally, she contributed as a writer to five films and four TV episodes.… Read More

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1918 Birth Born on February 4, 1918.


1933 15 Years Old 1 More Event
She played leading roles in five British films in 1933 at Warner Bros. … Read More


1938 20 Years Old Lupino was married and divorced three times. She married actor Louis Hayward in November 1938. They separated in May 1944 and divorced in May 1945.
1942 24 Years Old …  In 1942, she rejected an offer to star opposite Ronald Reagan in Kings Row and was immediately put on suspension at the studio. … Read More
1947 29 Years Old After the drama Deep Valley (1947) finished shooting, neither Warner Bros. nor Lupino moved to renew her contract and she left Warner Bros. in 1947.


She moved to Columbia Pictures in 1948, where she appeared as a nightclub singer in the film noir, Road House, performing her musical numbers in the film. … Read More
1949 31 Years Old Her husband Collier Young and she formed an independent company, The Filmakers, to produce, direct, and write low-budget, issue-oriented films. Her first directing job came unexpectedly in 1949 when director Elmer Clifton suffered a mild heart attack and could not finish Not Wanted, a film Lupino co-produced and co-wrote. … Read More
1951 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Lupino filed for divorce in September, 1951, already pregnant from an affair with future husband Howard Duff. … Read More


1983 65 Years Old Lupino and Duff divorced in 1983.
1984 66 Years Old In 1984, 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 3 August 1995, at the age of 77. … Read More
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