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An Actor, Writer and Director


Ida Lupino: An Actor, Writer and Director
Ida Lupino: An Actor, Writer and Director

Ida Lupino (February 4, 1918 – August 3, 1995).

Ida Lupino was an English-American actress, singer, director, and producer. She is widely regarded as one of the most prominent female filmmakers working during the 1950s in the Hollywood studio system. Throughout her 48-year career, she made acting appearances in 59 films and directed eight others, working primarily in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948.


She also directed more than 100 episodes of television productions in a variety of genres including westerns, supernatural tales, situation comedies, murder mysteries, and gangster stories.


Lupino directed one episode of The Donna Reed Show - "A Difference of Opinion" (Season 2, Episode 13).