There was only one female director in Hollywood in the 1940s.
She made a name for herself acting in films with Humphrey Bogart. When she turned down a role, the studio suspended her from other acting gigs. She and her husband formed their own production company, and she began directing. She went on to direct just under a dozen feature films, and two decades worth of television episodes. Read more.
She was also the very first gal to direct a film noir – and everyone should get a chance to see The Hitchhiker.
Today’s Proud Kate: Ida Lupino