Juanita Moore plays Annie Johnson, a hard-working and giant-hearted woman whose fierce devotion to her young daughter's happiness impels incredible self-sacrifice. Oscars Nomination, Black Actresses, Hollywood Living, Annie Johnson, Juanita Moore, 1959 Version, Life 1959, Daughters Happy, Imitation Of Life
Caged (1950), directed by John Cromwell. A terrified young woman enters prison. She was in the car when her husband robbed a gas station. Now he's dead, she's 19 and pregnant, doing 1 to 15 as an accessory. The warden (Agnes Moorehead) is decent and wants to help, but she barely runs the place. The real boss is the monstrous matron of Corridor B, a huge woman who lives well off the inmates and punishes those who don't cooperate: beatings, solitary, shaved heads!
Juanita Moore (October 19, 1914 – January 1, 2014) was an American film, television, and stage actress. She was the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category at a time when only a single African American had won an Oscar. Her most famous role was as Annie Johnson in the movie Imitation of Life (1959).
Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 14, 1944) was a Mexican film actress. Vélez began her career in Mexico as a dancer before moving to the U.S. where she worked in vaudeville. She was noticed by Fanny Brice who promoted her. Vélez soon entered films, making her first appearance in 1924. By the end of the decade she had progressed to leading roles. With the advent of talking pictures Vélez acted in comedies, but she became disappointed with her film career, and moved to New York...
Audrey Hepburn is my all-time favorite actress, especially in movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. She was a missionary at end of her life. Admire her for that too. ❥-Mari Marxuach Parrilla