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Ida Lupino was an English actress and director from the 1930s to the 1970s. Her father was English comedian Stanley Lupino, and her mother took took her to an audition in 1932, and she got the part. In 1934, when she was 16, she went to Hollywood, and she had a series of minor roles. It was not until 1939's "The Light That Failed" that she got a better part, and she had some major roles in the early 1940s, including The Sea Wolf and High Sierra. In the late 1940s, discouraged with the parts she was offered, she began directing and producing movies! She passed away in 1995 at the age of 77.
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