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.
Full Name Ida Lupino
Date Of Birth February 4, 1918
Died August 3, 1995, Los Angeles, California, United States
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
She was almost completely bald.
She was an active board member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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.
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".
Following her death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Lupino is an Italian surname. Her ancestors came from Bologna, Italy.
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.
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.
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.".
Became lifelong friends with Mala Powers (whom she directed in Outrage (1950)). When Ida died in 1995, Mala was the executor of her estate.
Profiled in "Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames" bu Ray Hagen and Laura Wagner (McFarland, 2004).
Her daughter was born on April 23, 1952. She only weighed 4 pounds and almost died.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985". Pages 617-621. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Arrived from England aboard the RMS Berengaria at New York on August 25, 1933 at age 15.
She was the second woman to be admitted to the Director's Guild. Dorothy Arzner was the first.
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.
Widely respected as a pioneer for women filmmakers.
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.
[To a method actor] Darling, we have a three day schedule. There's no time to do anything but to do it.
[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].
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.
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.
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.