Imitation of Life Poster

Release Date: January 22nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Juanita Moore, Mahalia Jackson

Director: Douglas Sirk

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal International Pictures

Distributors: Universal International Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us], Universal Home Entertainment

Keywords: Melodramatic, Rise, Love, Engaging, Moving, Daughter, Transformation, House, New York City, Pursuit, 1940s, 1950s

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role