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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)

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

Imitation of Life (1)

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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Sarah Jane: Miss Lora, you don't know what it means to be... different...

Sarah Jane: I'm somebody else. I'm white... white... WHITE!

Sarah Jane: I'm someone else. I'm white... white... WHITE!

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Juanita Moore appeared as Annie Johnson in this Douglas Sirk film. Many years later, the Sirkian Technicolor 1950s melodrama homage Far from Heaven would star the similarly named Julianne Moore.
'Margaret O'Brien' originally considered for role of Sara Jane, that ultimately went to Susan Kohner.
Pearl Bailey was originally considered for the role of Annie Johnson.
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