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Imitation of Life Overview:

Imitation of Life (1959) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by Ross Hunter.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressSusan KohnerNominated
Best Supporting ActressJuanita MooreNominated
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Imitation of Life(1959).

By Dawn Sample on Nov 4, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Imitation of Life(1959). Directed by Douglas Sirk. Cast: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda and Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson. Kohner and Moore received Academy Award nominations for their performances. Gospel music star Mahalia Jackson appears as a church... Read full article


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By Aurora on Jun 29, 2012 From Once Upon a Screen

I was given an assignment ? to submit an essay discussing Douglas Sirk?s 1959 melodrama, Imitation of Life in a ?Career Women in Film? course I took some time ago.? Since the topic didn?t thrill me, I submitted the following essay, which certainly addresses the topic but also includes some, shall we... Read full article


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Quotes from

Lora Meredith: [to Sarah Jane] You weren't being colored, you were just being childish.


Showgirl: So, honeychile, you had a mammy!
Sarah Jane: Yes. All my life.


Annie: How do you tell a child that she was born to be hurt?


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The exterior shot of Lora Meredith's lavish ranch style house would later be used for the the exterior shots of the Hart's home in the TV show Hart to Hart.
Lana Turner took a much smaller salary, than her usual $25,000 per week and worked for 50% of the film's profits, which earned her over $2 million (setting a record for an actress at the time).
In Sarah Jane's room while she is dancing by herself, you will see a picture of Bobby Darin.
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