Mini Tribute: Ida Lupino

Born February 4, 1918 Ida Lupino!

Ida Lupino appeared in over 100 roles including They Drive by Night, The Sea Wolf, High Sierra, The Hard Way, Road House, On Dangerous Ground and Escape Me Never.

Ida LupinoIn 1949 Lupino stepped behind the camera — to write, produce and direct — becoming a widely respected pioneer for women filmmakers. Lupino was the first woman to direct a film noir (The Hitch-Hiker 1953). She also directed the 1966 family comedy The Trouble with Angels starring Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills, as well as numerous TV show episodes including episodes for The Donna Reed Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Have Gun Will Travel, G.E. True Theater, The Rifleman, The Untouchables and Gilligan’s Island.

And, last, but certainly not least, Ida Lupino appeared as the villainess Dr Cassandra Spellcraft on TV’s Batman!

Ida Lupino as Dr Cassandra Spellcraft from TV’s Batman, with Howard Duff as Cabala (photo)


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