There’s more to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
Visit site
  • Selena Mosley

    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.

  • Karen Rollins

    Actresses, like Juanita Moore, who paved the way for today's black actresses. Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson in “Imitation of Life” (1959)

  • LadyJ60

    Juanita Moore dies at 99. Oscar nominated Star in Imitation of Life 1959 version.

Related Pins

Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life.One of my all time favorite movies!!!! Need an entire box of tissues to get through this one!!!!!

Juanita Moore - Academy Award nomination in 1959 for '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!

Lena Horne | Black Hollywood Series by Black History Album, via Flickr

Juanita Moore Annie: Imitation of Life

Juanita Moore (Imitation of Life)

Underworld - Oscar Micheaux by Black History Album, via Flickr

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).

Hattie McDaniel receiving her Oscar for Gone With the Wind from Fay Bainter, February 1940. She was the first African-American to win an Academy Award.

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

Still of Lana Turner and Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life. This is a great movie and a tearjerker!!!