Shirley Clarke
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1925
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


American director Shirley Clarke planned to become a choreographer, staging her first dance recital at age 17. But the intricate movements of her dancers led Ms. Clarke to explore the possibilities of capturing those movements on celluloid-- which in turn led her into film directing. At the time she started out (1953), Ida Lupino was Hollywood's sole female mainstream film director, but Clarke was...