Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)

Fannie Hurst's best selling novel of today's tormented generation!Oct. 02, 1959USA125 Min.Not Rated
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Synopsis

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Original title Imitation of Life
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Director

Douglas Sirk
Director

Cast

Lana Turner isLora Meredith
Lora Meredith
John Gavin isSteve Archer
Steve Archer
Sandra Dee isSusie (16)
Susie (16)
Susan Kohner isSarah Jane (18)
Sarah Jane (18)
Robert Alda isAllen Loomis
Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy isDavid Edwards
David Edwards
Juanita Moore isAnnie Johnson
Annie Johnson
Karin Dicker isSarah Jane (8)
Sarah Jane (8)
Terry Burnham isSusie (6)
Susie (6)
John Vivyan isYoung man
Young man

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