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Lois Weber began film work as an actress, then soon began also writing and directing films. She has been referred to as "the most important female director the American film industry has known". Best known for her hard-hitting films that address social issues, she continued making films into the 1920s until she lost favor with motion picture audiences.
June 13, 1879, Allegheny City [now Pittsburgh], Pennsylvania, USA
November 13, 1939
1913 SuspenseScenario Writer, Director, Writer, and The wife 1915 HypocritesProducer, Director, and Writer 1916 Where Are My Children?Director, Writer, and Producer 1916 The Dumb Girl of PorticiDirector 1916 DiscontentWriter and Director 1916 Idle WivesAdaptation, Producer, Director, Writer, and Anne 1916 ShoesProducer, Writer, and Director 1919 ForbiddenDirector and Writer 1921 The BlotProducer, Director, and Writer 1921 Too Wise WivesScreenplay, Story, Director, and Producer 1926 The Marriage ClauseWriter and Director 1927 Topsy and EvaAdaptation and Screenplay 1927 Sensation SeekersDirector and Writer 1934 White HeatDirector 2016 The Women Who Run HollywoodHerself (archive footage)Limited to the 15 most popular items