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Imitation of Life

Cast

Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee View All


Crew

Eleanore Griffin (Screenplay), Douglas Sirk (Director), Allan Scott (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 30th, 1959
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
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.
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Gideon58
Sandra Dee also garners chuckles as Lana's neglected daughter grows up and falls in love with her mother's boyfriend (John Gavin) and loses it when he rejects her.


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