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IDA LUPINO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Ida Lupino was born on February 4th, 1918 in Camberwell, London, England in the United Kingdom to parents, Stanley and Connie O'Shea.  Her parents were very involved in show business and she was encouraged as a young girl to pursue a career as an actress.
 
She trained at RADA and her first film appearance was in, "The Love Race" (1931).  She continued to work in films in England appearing in minor roles. 
 
In 1933, her family immigrated to New York from England and ironically, in 1933, when her mother, Connie O'Shea, took her daughter along for an audition, it was her daughter, Ida who actually was cast in the role.  She also had a younger sister, Rita Lupino who also grew took on a career as an actress and dancer.
 
Lupino's film career really took off when she appeared in the film, "The Light That Failed" (1939) and by the mid 1940's she was getting roles offered to her from all directions.  Some of the films she appeared in were, "The Drive By Night" (1940), "High Sierra" (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and "The Hard Way" (1943) for which she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.   
 
In 1947, Lupino left her contract with Warner Brothers and decided to work as a freelance actress.  Some films during this time period were, "Road House" (1948) and "On Dangerous Ground" (1952).  During this period she also became involved in directing making her first project, "Not Wanted" (1949) only by chance when another director, Elmer Clifton suffered a minor heart attack and could not finish directing the film.
 
A variety of films followed and many dealt with current social issues such as her film, "Outrage" (1950) which was based around the subject of rape.  She was also the first woman to direct a film noir, "The Hitch-Hiker" (1953). 

As her career progressed through the next three decades she continued to work as an actress and director and her main focus was in the television industry.  Some of her directing projects were, "The Donna Reed Show", "Batman", "Sam Benedict", "The Untouchables" and "The Virginian" to name just a few.  She was also not the only woman to direct an episode of, "The Twilight Zone' but she was also the only person to star in an episode and direct it as well.   
 
Ida Lupino was married three times troughout her lifetime.  First to Louis Hayward who was also an actor from November 1938 through May 1945.  She then married her second husband, Collier Young who worked as a producer in the industry and they were married for three years from 1948 to 1951.  Her third and final marriage was to Howard Duff, another actor from October 1951 through 1984 and the couple had her only biological child, Bridget Duff Born in 1952. 
 
On August 3rd, 1995, Ida Lupino passsed away from a stroke at the age of seventy seven in Los Angeles, california while undergoing treatment for colon cancer.  She is burried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
 
Ida Lupino became known throughout her lifetime as a pioneer for women filmmakers.  She was not only a talented actress but was also known as a very talented director within the industry.    Throughout her forty eight years working in the entertainment industry, Lupino appeared in fifty nine films and directed nine others.  She also had an amazing television career appearing on fifty eight programs, directed fifty other television episodes and even worked as a writer for five different films and four television episodes.
 
Lupino was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Television and Motion Picture Industry.  Lupino was also the second woman to ever be admitted to the Director's Guild .       
 

Filmography
 
1978   My Boys Are Good Boys 
1977   Charlie's Angels 
1976   The Food of the Gods
1975   Police Woman  
1975   Switch
1975   Ellery Queen 
1975   The Devil's Rain 
1974   The Manhunter
1972-1974  Columbo
1974   The Streets of San Francisco
1974   Barnaby Jones
1973   The Letters
1973   I Love a Mystery
1973   Female Artillery 
1973   The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 
1972   The Strangers in 7A 
1972   Junior Bonner 
1972   Medical Center 
1972   Alias Smith and Jones  
1972   Women in Chains
1971   Nanny and the Professor 
1970   Bracken's World
1969-1970  Family Affair 
1969   The Name of the Game  
1969   The Mod Squad
1969   The Outcasts 
1968   It Takes a Thief 
1968   Batman 
1968   Judd for the Defense 
1967   Insight 
1966   The Wild Wild West 
1963-1965  The Virginian 
1964   The Rogues 
1963-1964  Burke's Law
1963   Kraft Suspense Theatre
1963   Sam Benedict
1961   The Investigators  
1961   G.E. True Theater  
1960   Death Valley Days 
1959   Bonanza 
1959   Twilight Zone
1959   Lux Playhouse
1958   Teenage Idol
1957-1958  Mr. Adams and Eve 
1956   Zane Grey Theatre 
1956   Strange Intruder 
1952-1956  Four Star Playhouse
1956   While the City Sleeps 
1955   The Big Knife  
1955   Women's Prison 
1954   Private Hell 36 
1954   The Ford Television Theatre
1953   The Bigamist 
1953   Jennifer 
1952   Beware, My Lovely
1952   On Dangerous Ground 
1951   On the Loose 
1951   Hard, Fast and Beautiful 
1950   I Outrage
1950   Woman in Hiding 
1949   Lust for Gold 
1948   Road House 
1947   Escape Me Never 
1947   Deep Valley 
1947   The Man I Love 
1946   Devotion  
1945   Pillow to Post 
1944   In Our Time 
1943   The Hard Way 
1943   Forever and a Day
1942   Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
1942   Moontide 
1941   Ladies in Retirement 
1941   Out of the Fog 
1941   The Sea Wolf 
1941   High Sierra 
1940   They Drive by Night 
1939   The Light That Failed 
1939   The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 
1939   The Lady and the Mob 
1939   The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt 
1937   Fight for Your Lady 
1937   Artists & Models
1937   Let's Get Married 
1937   Sea Devils  
1936   The Gay Desperado 
1936   Yours for the Asking 
1936   One Rainy Afternoon 
1936   Anything Goes 
1935   Peter Ibbetson 
1935   Smart Girl 
1935   Paris in Spring 
1934   Ready for Love 
1934   Come on Marines 
1934   Search for Beauty 
1933   Prince of Arcadia 
1933   I Lived with You  
1933   Money for Speed 
1933   High Finance 
1933   The Ghost Camera 
1932   Her First Affaire 
1931   The Love Race    





Matinee Classics - My Boys Are Good Boys starring Ralph Meeker, Ida Lupino, Lloyd Nolan and David Doyle
Matinee Classics - Nanny and the Professor starring Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman, Kim Richards, Eileen Baral, Patsy Garrett, Elsa Lanchester, John Mills, Ida Lupino, Marjorie Bennett, Ray Bolger, Bert Convy, Lee Meriwether, Robert Sterling and Brian Bedford
Matinee Classics - On Dangerous Ground starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Anthony Ross, Ed Begley, Ian Wolfe, Sumner Williams, Gus Schilling, Frank Ferguson, Cleo Moore, Olive Carey, Richard Irving and Patricia Prest
Matinee Classics - On Dangerous Ground starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Anthony Ross, Ed Begley, Ian Wolfe, Sumner Williams, Gus Schilling, Frank Ferguson, Cleo Moore, Olive Carey, Richard Irving and Patricia Prest
Matinee Classics - One Rainy Afternoon starring Ida Lupino, Francis Lederer, Hugh Herbert, Roland Young, Donald Meek, Liev De Maigret, Erik Rhodes, Joseph Cawthorn, Georgia Cain, Murray Kinnell, Richard Carle, Mischa Auer, Phyllis Barry, Lois January and Eily Malyon
Matinee Classics - Out of the Fog starring John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Eddie Albert, George Tobias, John Qualen, Aline MacMahon, Jerome Cowan, Odette Myrtil, Leo Gorcey,Robert Homans, Bernard Gorcey and Paul Harvey
Matinee Classics - Road House starring Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Karnes, George Beranger, Ian MacDonald and Grandon Rhodes
Matinee Classics - Road House starring Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Karnes, George Beranger, Ian MacDonald and Grandon Rhodes
Matinee Classics - Thank Your Lucky Stars starring Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale Sr., George Tobias, Edward Everett Horton, S.K. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel,  Ruth Donnelly, Don Wilson, and Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Matinee Classics - The Bigamist starring Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien, Kenneth Tobey, Jane Darwell, Peggy Maley, Lillian Fontaine, Matt Dennis and John Maxwell


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