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  • Juanita Moore

    Born on October 19, 1914 in Los Angeles, California

awards & nominations

Imitation of Life (1959)

Juanita Moore as "Annie Johnson"

Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.

Academy Award (1959) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1959) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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