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Camberwell, London, England, UK
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA
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The Man I Love
Actor/Actress, Director, Writer
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Ida was born in London to a show business family. In 1933, her mother brought Ida with her to an audition and Ida got the part her mother wanted. The picture was Her First Affaire (1932). Ida, a bleached blonde, came to Hollywood in 1934 and played small and insignificant parts. Peter Ibbetson (1935) was one of her few noteworthy movies and it was not until The Light That Failed (1939) that she got a chance to get better parts. In most of her movies, she was cast as the hard, but sympathetic woman from the wrong side of the tracks. In The Sea Wolf (1941) and High Sierra (1941), she played the part magnificently. It has been said that no one could do hard-luck dames the way Lupino could do them. She played tough, knowing characters who held their own against some of the biggest leading men of the day - Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Colman, John Garfield and Edward G. Robinson. She made a handful of films during the forties playing different characters ranging from Pillow to Post (1945), where she played a traveling saleswoman to the tough nightclub singer in The Man I Love (1947). But good roles for women were hard to get and there were many young actresses and established stars competing for those roles. She left Warner Brothers in 1947 and became a freelance actress. When better roles did not materialize, Ida stepped behind the camera as a director, writer and producer. Her first directing job came when director Elmer Clifton fell ill on a script that she co-wrote Not Wanted (1949). Ida had joked that as an actress, she was the poor man`s Bette Davis. Now, she said that as a director, she became the poor man`s Don Siegel. The films that she wrote, or directed, or appeared in during the fifties were mostly inexpensive melodramas. She later turned to Television where she directed episodes in shows such as "The Untouchables" (1959) and "The Fugitive" (1963). In the seventies, she did guest appearances on various television show and small parts in a few movies.
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Actress, Dancer, Director, Writer
Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-American film actress, singer, director, and producer, a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948. She co-wrote and co-produced some of her own films as well. She appeared in serial television programmes fifty-eight times and directed fifty other episodes. Additionally, she contributed as a writer to five films and four TV episodes.
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Ida Lupino died on 3rd August, 1995. Her last relationship was with Steve Cochran.
During her life she was married to Louis Hayward from 1938 to 1945.
She also dated Steve Cochran in 1954, Howard Duff from 1951 to 1984, Dane Clark in 1947, Collier Young from 1940 to 1950, Pat DiCicco in 1935, Cary Grant in 1935, Jack La Rue in 1933, Howard Hughes in 1931, Buster Crabbe, Errol Flynn, Jackie Coogan, Paul Henreid, Tom Brown and Courtney Edison.
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