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Ida Lupino (1918–1995)

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... See full bio »

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Mr. Adams and Eve
Mr. Adams and Eve Eve Drake
High Sierra
High Sierra Marie
On Dangerous Ground
On Dangerous Ground Mary Malden
The Bigamist
The Bigamist Phyllis Martin


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 1978 My Boys Are Good Boys
Mrs. Morton
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Gloria Gibson
- I Will Be Remembered (1977) ... Gloria Gibson
 1976 The Food of the Gods
Mrs. Skinner
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Hilda Morris
- The Chasers (1975) ... Hilda Morris
 1975 Switch (TV Series)
Mrs. Simon
- Stung from Beyond (1975) ... Mrs. Simon
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Stephanie Talbott Kendrick
- The Adventure of the Lover's Leap (1975) ... Stephanie Talbott Kendrick
 1975 The Devil's Rain
Mrs. Preston
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Ma Gantry
- The Ma Gantry Gang (1974) ... Ma Gantry
 1972-1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Edna Basket Brown / Doris Buckner
- Swan Song (1974) ... Edna Basket Brown
- Short Fuse (1972) ... Doris Buckner
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Wilma Jamison
- Blockade (1974) ... Wilma Jamison
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Kathy Revere
- The Deadly Jinx (1974) ... Kathy Revere
 1973 The Letters (TV Movie)
Mrs. Forrester
 1973 I Love a Mystery (TV Movie)
Randolph Cheyne
 1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Marie Menzies
- A Terminal Career (1973) ... Dr. Marie Menzies
 1973 Deadhead Miles
Ida Lupino
 1972 The Strangers in 7A (TV Movie)
Iris Sawyer
 1972 Junior Bonner
Elvira Bonner
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Marion McKinnon
- Conflict (1972) ... Marion McKinnon
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Mia Bronson
- What's in It for Mia? (1972) ... Mia Bronson
 1972 Women in Chains (TV Movie)
Claire Tyson
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Aunt Justine
- The Balloon Ladies (1971) ... Aunt Justine
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Jill Symington
- The Anonymous Star (1970) ... Jill Symington
 1969-1970 Family Affair (TV Series)
Lady Maudie Marshwood / Lady Marchwood
- The Return of Maudie (1970) ... Lady Maudie Marshwood
- Maudie (1969) ... Lady Marchwood
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Monique Madison
- The Perfect Image (1969) ... Monique Madison
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Iris Potter
- Child of Sorrow, Child of Light (1969) ... Iris Potter
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Mrs. Blake
- The Thin Edge (1969) ... Mrs. Blake
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Dr. Schneider
- Turnabout (1968) ... Dr. Schneider
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Elaine Bennett
- Kingdom of the Blind (1968) ... Elaine Bennett
 1967 Insight (TV Series)
- The Highest Bidder (1967) ... Paula
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Dr. Faustina
- The Night of the Big Blast (1966) ... Dr. Faustina
 1963-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mama Dolores / Helen Blaine
- We've Lost a Train (1965) ... Mama Dolores
- A Distant Fury (1963) ... Helen Blaine
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
- Two of a Kind (1964) ... Arlene
 1963-1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Meniletha Calhoun / Lynn Dexter
- Who Killed Lenore Wingfield? (1964) ... Meniletha Calhoun
- Who Killed Billy Jo? (1963) ... Lynn Dexter
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Harriet Whitney
- One Step Down (1963) ... Harriet Whitney
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Ruth Tyler
- Not Even the Gulls Shall Weep (1963) ... Ruth Tyler
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Charity Kittridge
- Something for Charity (1961) ... Charity Kittridge
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Mollie Gilbert
- Image of a Doctor (1961) ... Dr. Mollie Gilbert
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Pamela Mann
- Pamela's Oxen (1960) ... Pamela Mann
 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Annie O'Toole
- The Saga of Annie O'Toole (1959) ... Annie O'Toole
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Barbara Jean Trenton
- The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (1959) ... Barbara Jean Trenton
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Clara Brown
- Various Temptations (1959) ... Clara Brown
 1957-1958 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
Eve Drake
- Teenage Idol (1958) ... Eve Drake
- Planes That Pass in the Night (1958) ... Eve Drake
- Steve's Girl Friend (1958) ... Eve Drake
- Dear Variety (1958) ... Eve Drake
- The Chowder Cup (1958) ... Eve Drake
 1958 Teenage Idol (TV Movie)
 1956 Strange Intruder
Alice Carmichael
 1953-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Ellen / Grace / Nina Barton / ...
- The Stand-In (1956) ... Grace
- Woman Afraid (1956) ... Nina Barton
- Beneath the Surface (1956) ... Meg
- That Woman (1956) ... Flo Watson
- The Case of Emily Cameron (1956) ... Emily Cameron
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Mildred Donner
 1955 Women's Prison
Amelia van Zandt
 1954 Private Hell 36
Lilli Marlowe
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lotti Weston / Petra Manning
- A Season to Love (1954) ... Lotti Weston
- Marriageable Male (1954) ... Petra Manning
 1953 The Bigamist
Phyllis Martin
 1953 Jennifer
Agnes Langley
 1952 Beware, My Lovely
Mrs. Helen Gordon
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
Mary Malden
 1951 On the Loose
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Hard, Fast and Beautiful
Seabright Tennis Match Spectator (uncredited)
 1950 Outrage
Country Dance Attendee (uncredited)
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Deborah Chandler Clark
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Ida Lupino
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Ida Lupino
 1943 Forever and a Day
Jenny Jones
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Kathy Thomas
 1942 Moontide
 1941 Out of the Fog
Stella Goodwin
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Val Carson
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
 1937 Artists & Models
Paula Sewell / Paula Monterey
 1937 Let's Get Married
Paula Quinn
 1937 Sea Devils
Doris Malone
 1936 The Gay Desperado
 1936 Yours for the Asking
Gert Malloy
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon
Monique Pelerin
 1935 Smart Girl
Pat Reynolds
 1935 Paris in Spring
Mignon de Charelle
 1934 Ready for Love
Marigold Tate
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Esther Smith-Hamilton
 1934 Search for Beauty
Barbara Hilton
 1933 High Finance
 1933 I Lived with You
Ada Wallis
 1933 Money for Speed
 1932 Her First Affaire
 1931 The Love Race
Minor Supporting Role (uncredited)
Show Show Director (41 credits)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Unsold pilot: She produced a pilot for a proposed TV series called "Rescue" about real-life rescues. See more »

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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. See more »


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.". See more »


Calls everyone "Darling"


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