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Ida Lupino

Biography

Actress and movie director who have earned two celebrities within the Hollywood Walk of Popularity for efforts to both film and tv. She studied in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Artwork. Her 1953 The Hitch-Hiker produced her the 1st female to immediate a film noir. She was wedded to acting professional Louis Hayward on November 16, 1938, to maker Collier Youthful on August 5, 1948, also to Howard Duff on Oct 21, 1951. She co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in the 1940 film noir They Drive by Night time.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ida Lupino
Date Of Birth February 4, 1918
Died August 3, 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.63 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality American, British
Spouse Howard Duff, Collier Young, Louis Hayward
Children Bridget Duff
Parents Stanley Lupino, Connie Emerald
Siblings Rita Lupino
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Dramatic or Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Continuing Performance - Actress in a Dramatic Series
Movies The Hitch-Hiker, The Bigamist, High Sierra, They Drive by Night, On Dangerous Ground, Not Wanted, Road House, Outrage, The Sea Wolf, Never Fear, While the City Sleeps, The Man I Love, Ladies in Retirement, The Light that Failed, The Hard Way, The Big Knife, Private Hell 36, Hard, Fast and Beautiful, The Trouble with Angels, One Rainy Afternoon, Junior Bonner, Her First Affaire, Women's Prison, Deep Valley, I Lived with You, Out of the Fog, Lust for Gold, Life Begins at Eight-Thirty, The Food of the Gods, The Devil's Rain, Beware, My Lovely, Moontide, Escape Me Never, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Devotion, Pillow to Post, Anything Goes, In Our Time, Woman in Hiding, The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt, Peter Ibbetson, The Gay Desperado, The Ghost Camera, Fight for Your Lady, Search for Beauty, Strange Intruder, Jennifer, Come On Marines!, Hollywood Canteen, Artists and Models, The Lady and the Mob
TV Shows Mr. Adams and Eve, Four Star Playhouse
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 She was almost completely bald.
2 She was an active board member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
3 She was an ardent Democrat who strongly supported the presidency of John F. Kennedy. During the 1940s when she was under contract with Warner Brothers, she was close friends with future president Ronald Reagan (whom at that point was a registered Democrat) and later was a guest at his wedding to Nancy Reagan and babysat the couple's children. Upon Reagan's 1962 switch from Democrat to Republican, Lupino was so livid by his decision that she ended her friendship with the Reagan s via a handwritten letter informing them that she believed it was both inexcusable and unacceptable that Reagan would abandon the Democrats in an election year. She never spoke to the Reagan family again for the rest of her life.
4 Musician Paul Bley recorded a song in honor of her entitled "Ida Lupino", composed by his then-wife Carla Bley, for his 1965 album "Closer".
5 Following her death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
6 She was close friends with Paul Henreid.
7 Was friends with: Ann Sheridan, John Garfield, Joan Fontaine, Reginald Gardiner, Jane Wyman, David Niven, Alexis Smith, Audrey Totter, Harry Mines, Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Sherman, Henry Willson, Nancy Coleman and Frances Robinson.
8 Was a naturalized citizen of the United States.
9 Lupino is an Italian surname. Her ancestors came from Bologna, Italy.
10 At age ten, Lupino asked her father to construct a theater for her and her sister. The project resulted in an elaborate structure with electrical equipment, a pit, and seating for a hundred.
11 Lupino was originally scheduled to play Cassandra Tower in Kings Row (1942), but when Warner Brothers decided to loan her to 20th Century-Fox for two films, she was replaced by Betty Field.
12 Richard Boone told columnist Erskine Johnson in 1961 about her skills as a director, "Ida stimulates me as an actor because she knows acting. In a weekly show, you get into acting patterns. Ida gets you out of them.".
13 Became lifelong friends with Mala Powers (whom she directed in Outrage (1950)). When Ida died in 1995, Mala was the executor of her estate.
14 Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" bu Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).
15 In Italy, most of her films were dubbed by either Lidia Simoneschi, Renata Marini or Rosetta Calavetta. She was occasionally dubbed by Clelia Bernacchi, most notably in Hollywood Canteen (1944).
16 She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 1724 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
17 She was the only person to both appear in and direct episodes of The Twilight Zone (1959): The Twilight Zone: The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (1959) and The Twilight Zone: The Masks (1964). She was also the only woman to have directed an episode of the series.
18 Second cousin of actor Wallace Lupino and Lupino Lane.
19 Cousin of actor Richard Lupino and Lauri Lupino Lane. Sister of Rita Lupino.
20 Her daughter was born on April 23, 1952. She only weighed 4 pounds and almost died.
21 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985". Pages 617-621. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
22 Arrived from England aboard the RMS Berengaria at New York on August 25, 1933 at age 15.
23 She was the second woman to be admitted to the Director's Guild. Dorothy Arzner was the first.
24 As rigid and tough-minded as Bette Davis, Ida would often refuse to play a Davis hand-me-down role and was often suspended by Warner Brothers for doing so. It was during those breaks that she would go on movie sets, chum around with the male directors and learned the craft of directing. Blazing new trails, she became the only notable and respected female filmmaker of her era in Hollywood.
25 Widely respected as a pioneer for women filmmakers.
26 Gave birth to her only child at age 34, a daughter Bridget Mirella Duff aka Bridget Duff, on April 23, 1952. Child's father is her 3rd [now ex] husband, Howard Duff.
27 Daughter of British revue star and film comedian Stanley Lupino and Connie Emerald.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twilight Zone 1959 TV Series Barbara Trenton
Lux Playhouse 1959 TV Series Clara Brown
Mr. Adams and Eve 1957-1958 TV Series Eve Drake
Teenage Idol 1958 TV Movie
Zane Grey Theater 1956 TV Series Louise Brandon
Strange Intruder 1956 Alice Carmichael
Four Star Playhouse 1953-1956 TV Series Ellen / Grace / Nina Barton / ...
While the City Sleeps 1956 Mildred Donner
The Big Knife 1955 Marion Castle
Women's Prison 1955 Amelia van Zandt
Private Hell 36 1954 Lilli Marlowe
The Ford Television Theatre 1954 TV Series Lotti Weston / Petra Manning
The Bigamist 1953 Phyllis Martin
Jennifer 1953 Agnes Langley
Beware, My Lovely 1952 Mrs. Helen Gordon
On Dangerous Ground 1951 Mary Malden
On the Loose 1951 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Hard, Fast and Beautiful 1951 Seabright Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
Outrage 1950 Country Dance Attendee (uncredited)
Woman in Hiding 1950 Deborah Chandler Clark
Lust for Gold 1949 Julia Thomas
Road House 1948 Lily Stevens
Escape Me Never 1947 Gemma Smith
Deep Valley 1947 Libby Saul
The Man I Love 1947 Petey Brown
Devotion 1946 Emily Bronte
Pillow to Post 1945 Jean Howard
Hollywood Canteen 1944 Ida Lupino
In Our Time 1944 Jennifer Whittredge
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 Ida Lupino
The Hard Way 1943 Mrs. Helen Chernen
Forever and a Day 1943 Jenny Jones
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty 1942 Kathy Thomas
Moontide 1942 Anna
Ladies in Retirement 1941 Ellen Creed
Out of the Fog 1941 Stella Goodwin
The Sea Wolf 1941 Ruth Brewster
High Sierra 1941 Marie
They Drive by Night 1940 Lana Carlsen
The Light That Failed 1939 Bessie Broke
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1939 Ann Brandon
The Lady and the Mob 1939 Lila Thorne
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt 1939 Val Carson
Fight for Your Lady 1937 Marietta
Artists & Models 1937 Paula Sewell / Paula Monterey
Let's Get Married 1937 Paula Quinn
Sea Devils 1937 Doris Malone
The Gay Desperado 1936 Jane
Yours for the Asking 1936 Gert Malloy
One Rainy Afternoon 1936 Monique Pelerin
Anything Goes 1936 Hope Harcourt
Peter Ibbetson 1935 Agnes
Smart Girl 1935 Pat Reynolds
Paris in Spring 1935 Mignon de Charelle
Ready for Love 1934 Marigold Tate
Come On, Marines! 1934 Esther Smith-Hamilton
Search for Beauty 1934 Barbara Hilton
High Finance 1933 Jill
Prince of Arcadia 1933 The Princess
I Lived with You 1933 Ada Wallis
Money for Speed 1933 Jane
The Ghost Camera 1933 Mary Elton
Her First Affaire 1932 Anne
The Love Race 1931 Minor Supporting Role (uncredited)
My Boys Are Good Boys 1978 Mrs. Morton
Charlie's Angels 1977 TV Series Gloria Gibson
The Food of the Gods 1976 Mrs. Skinner
Police Woman 1975 TV Series Hilda Morris
Switch 1975 TV Series Mrs. Simon
Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Stephanie Talbott Kendrick
The Devil's Rain 1975 Mrs. Preston
The Manhunter 1974 TV Series Ma Gantry
Columbo 1972-1974 TV Series Edna Basket Brown / Doris Buckner
The Streets of San Francisco 1974 TV Series Wilma Jamison
Barnaby Jones 1974 TV Series Kathy Revere
The Letters 1973 TV Movie Mrs. Forrester
I Love a Mystery 1973 TV Movie Randolph Cheyne
Female Artillery 1973 TV Movie Martha Lindstrom
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1973 TV Series Dr. Marie Menzies
Deadhead Miles 1973 Ida Lupino
The Strangers in 7A 1972 TV Movie Iris Sawyer
Junior Bonner 1972 Elvira Bonner
Medical Center 1972 TV Series Marion McKinnon
Alias Smith and Jones 1972 TV Series Mia Bronson
Women in Chains 1972 TV Movie Claire Tyson
Nanny and the Professor 1971 TV Series Aunt Justine
Bracken's World 1970 TV Series Jill Symington
Family Affair 1969-1970 TV Series Lady Maudie Marshwood / Lady Marchwood
The Name of the Game 1969 TV Series Monique Madison
Mod Squad 1969 TV Series Iris Potter
The Outcasts 1969 TV Series Mrs. Blake
It Takes a Thief 1968 TV Series Dr. Schneider
Batman 1968 TV Series Dr. Cassandra
Judd for the Defense 1968 TV Series Elaine Bennett
Insight 1967 TV Series Paula
The Wild Wild West 1966 TV Series Dr. Faustina
The Virginian 1963-1965 TV Series Mama Dolores / Helen Blaine
The Rogues 1964 TV Series Arlene
Burke's Law 1963-1964 TV Series Meniletha Calhoun / Lynn Dexter
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963 TV Series Harriet Whitney
Sam Benedict 1963 TV Series Ruth Tyler
The Investigators 1961 TV Series Charity Kittridge
General Electric Theater 1961 TV Series Dr. Mollie Gilbert
Death Valley Days 1960 TV Series Pamela Mann
Bonanza 1959 TV Series Annie O'Toole

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1968 TV Series 1 episode
Dundee and the Culhane 1967 TV Series 1 episode
Daniel Boone 1967 TV Series 1 episode
The Virginian 1966 TV Series 1 episode
Gilligan's Island 1964-1966 TV Series 4 episodes
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1966 TV Series 1 episode
The Trouble with Angels 1966
Honey West 1966 TV Series 1 episode
Mr. Novak 1963-1965 TV Series 3 episodes
The Rogues 1964-1965 TV Series 2 episodes
Bewitched 1965 TV Series 1 episode
Twilight Zone 1964 TV Series 1 episode
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1964 TV Series 1 episode
Dr. Kildare 1964 TV Series 1 episode
The Fugitive 1963-1964 TV Series 3 episodes
Breaking Point 1963 TV Series 1 episode
The Untouchables 1962-1963 TV Series 3 episodes
Sam Benedict 1962-1963 TV Series 3 episodes
Thriller 1961-1962 TV Series 9 episodes
General Electric Theater 1961-1962 TV Series 5 episodes
The Rifleman 1961 TV Series 1 episode
Have Gun - Will Travel 1959-1961 TV Series 8 episodes
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1960-1961 TV Series 2 episodes
Hong Kong 1960 TV Series 2 episodes
Dante 1960 TV Series 1 episode
Tate 1960 TV Series 2 episodes
Hotel de Paree 1959-1960 TV Series 2 episodes
77 Sunset Strip 1959 TV Series 2 episodes
The Donna Reed Show 1959 TV Series 1 episode
Mr. Adams and Eve 1958 TV Series 1 episode
Teenage Idol 1958 TV Movie
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial 1956 TV Series 1 episode
Climax! 1956 TV Series 1 episode
Screen Directors Playhouse 1956 TV Series 1 episode
The Bigamist 1953
The Hitch-Hiker 1953
On Dangerous Ground 1951 uncredited
Hard, Fast and Beautiful 1951
Outrage 1950
Never Fear 1949
Not Wanted 1949 uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thriller 1961 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Four Star Playhouse 1956 TV Series story - 2 episodes
Screen Directors Playhouse 1956 TV Series story - 1 episode
Private Hell 36 1954 written for the screen by
The Hitch-Hiker 1953 screenplay
Outrage 1950 original screenplay
Never Fear 1949 writer
Not Wanted 1949 screenplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Private Hell 36 1954 performer: "Didn't You Know?"
Road House 1948 performer: "One for My Baby And One More for the Road", "Again", "The Right Kind", "There'll Be Some Changes Made" - uncredited
The Man I Love 1947 performer: "The Man I Love", "Why Was I Born?"
Okay for Sound 1946 Documentary short performer: "The Man I Love" - uncredited
In Our Time 1944 performer: "Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21" 1829-30, "Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11" 1830 - uncredited
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1943 "The Dreamer" 1943, uncredited / performer: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" 1854
Fight for Your Lady 1937 performer: "Blame It on the Danube" 1937

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Fear 1949 producer
Not Wanted 1949 producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Memorial Tribute
The Merv Griffin Show 1974 TV Series Herself
Tribute to Bogart 1972 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee
Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man 1970 TV Special Herself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Gypsy 1967 TV Series Herself
You Don't Say 1964 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963 TV Series Herself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
Here's Hollywood 1960 TV Series Herself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958-1960 TV Series Herself
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1959 TV Series Herself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1959 TV Series Herself
The Linkletter Show 1958 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957 TV Series Herself
I've Got a Secret 1957 TV Series Herself
Climax! 1956 TV Series Herself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6 1939 Documentary short Herself
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara 1935 Short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crawford at Warners 2008 Video documentary short Herself
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Great Performances 2003 TV Series Herself
Pulp Cinema 2001 Video documentary Herself
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary actress 'High Sierra' (uncredited)
Backtrack! 1969 Mama Dolores
Frontier Justice 1958-1961 TV Series Louise Brandon
The Screen Director 1951 Documentary short Herself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Muse Award New York Women in Film & Television Posthumously
1976 Golden Scroll Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress The Devil's Rain (1975)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6821 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1724 Vine Street.
1943 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Hard Way (1943)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1959 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series Mr. Adams and Eve (1957)
1958 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series Mr. Adams and Eve (1957)
1957 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series Four Star Playhouse (1952)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress Junior Bonner (1972)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1973 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Junior Bonner (1972)

TitleSalary
Deep Valley (1947) 95,000
Out of the Fog (1941) $40,000

#Quote
1 [To a method actor] Darling, we have a three day schedule. There's no time to do anything but to do it.
2 [To Jack L. Warner after turning down a four year exclusive contract] I don't want to be told someday that I will be replaced by some starlet as I was told I would replace Bette [Davis].
3 The beautiful thing about Warner Brothers when I was there was, I only worked with great people, actors, directors, producers. But when I left, nobody said goodbye.
4 I'd love to see more women working as directors and producers. Today, it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power... I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right.
5 My agent had told me that he was going to make me the Janet Gaynor of England - I was going to play all the sweet roles. Whereupon, at the tender age of thirteen, I set upon the path of playing nothing but hookers.

#Trademark
1 Calls everyone "Darling"

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