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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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Annie: I'd be happy knowin' you're meetin' nice young folk...
Sarah Jane: Busboys! Cooks! Chauffeurs!
[Hmph]
Sarah Jane: Like Hawkins. No thank you; I've seen your "nice young folk".
Annie: I don't wanna fight with you, honey. Not tonight. I don't feel too good. While I get started on the anchovies, will you take this tray in to Miss Lora and her friends?
Sarah Jane: [sarcastic] Why, certainly. Anything at all for Miss Lora and her friends.


Lora Meredith: Well, I'm going up and up and up - and nobody's going to pull me down!


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


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Facts about

'Margaret O'Brien' originally considered for role of Sara Jane, that ultimately went to Susan Kohner.
Douglas Sirk's last Hollywood film before he retired back to his native Germany.
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.
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