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 Sirks 1959 melodrama, Imitation of Life in a Career Women in Film course I took some time ago. Since the topic didnt 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: [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...
Sarah Jane: [to mother Annie] I wouldn't be caught dead in a colored teachers' college!
Lora Meredith: Well, I'm going up and up and up - and nobody's going to pull me down!
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In Sarah Jane's room while she is dancing by herself, you will see a picture of Bobby Darin.
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.
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