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 Actress||Susan Kohner||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Juanita Moore||Nominated|
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 enters carrying a serving tray on her head]
Sarah Jane: [affected Southern Negro accent] Fetched y'all up a mess 'a crawdads, Miss Lora... fo' you an' yo' friends!
Lora: Well, that's quite a trick, Sarah Jane... where did you learn it?
Sarah Jane: [affected Southern Negro accent] Oh, 'tain't no trick ta' totin', Miss Lora! I learned it from my mammy, an' she learned it from ol' massa, 'fo' she belonged to you...
Lora Meredith: Well, I'm going up and up and up - and nobody's going to pull me down!
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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.
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).
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