Ida Lupino (1918-95), London-born actress/director/screenwriter, came from a family of performers. She played small parts in Hollywood films through the 1930s, but after starring opposite Humphrey Bogart in the noir classic HIGH SIERRA (1941), her career took off. She appeared in PETER IBBETSON (1935), ANYTHING GOES (1936), ARTISTS AND MODELS (1937), THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1939), and THE LIGHT THAT FAILED (1939), among others. Later, she appeared in LADIES IN RETIREMENT (1941), THE SEA WOLF (1941), LIFE BEGINS AT EIGHT-THIRTY (1942), FOREVER AND A DAY (1943) and ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1952) with Robert Ryan, and she continued performing on into the ‘60s. Starting with NOT WANTED (1949), which she also co-wrote, she became the only female movie director of her time. She specialized in dramatic and suspense films, including NEVER FEAR (1949), HITCH-HIKER (1953), and THE BIGAMIST (1953). She also directed episodes of many television series, including “The Untouchables” and “The Fugitive.”

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