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Thursday, January 2, 2014

JUANITA MOORE, Star Of Classic Film "Imitation Of Life" Is Dead At 99.....R.I.P.


BLACK Actress JUANITA MOORE, Star of the classic film "Imitation of Life" died January 1, 2014 at the age of 99.

October 19, 1922 - January 1, 2014



African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films.

Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade.

In 1959 she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Imitation of Life (1959), a glossy updating of a once controversial Fannie Hurst novel about racism. Within the next decade Hollywood underwent several sociological upheavals, and Juanita was one of the beneficiaries.

She became a fixture in black-oriented films of the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in such films as Uptight (1968), Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) and Abby (1974).

She also appeared in Walt Disney Pictures' The Kid (2000), and has been in a total of more than 30 films.

Sources: imdb, Youtube

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