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Juanita Moore
Birth: Oct. 19, 1914
Leflore County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 2014
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. She will be best remembered for playing 'Annie Johnson', the self-sacrificing mother and housekeeper in the race-themed motion picture "Imitation of Life" (1959). She received an Academy Award nomination for her effort. She worked as a chorus girl at the Cotton Club and turned to acting, as she performed in stage productions at the Ebony Showcase Theater. She marked his film debut playing a nurse in "Pinky" (1949) and for the next ten years, she was limited to stereotypical parts usually as a cleaning woman or housekeeper with warmth and intelligence. After achieving success in "Imitation of Life" (1959), she experienced roles in the films "Tammy Tell Me True" (1961), "Walk on the Wild Side" (1962), "Papa's Delicate Condition" (1963), "The Singing Nun" (1966) and "Two Moon Junction" (1988). Among her many TV credits include "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Judging Amy". (bio by: C.S.) 
Family links: 
  Richard Harrison Moore (1862 - 1917)
  Willie Ella Moore (1876 - 1937)
  Ananias John Berry (1913 - 1951)
  Charles Thomas Burris (1918 - 2001)*
  Willa B. Moore Gardner (1895 - 1983)*
  Pocahontas Moore Lawson (1900 - 1987)*
  Embea Moore (1905 - 1984)*
  Aguinaldo Moore Gooden (1911 - 2012)*
  Juanita Moore (1914 - 2014)
*Calculated relationship
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122584554
Juanita Moore
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Here is the oscar that you deserved in"Imitation of Life".I cry every timeI. see that movie.
- jean romersheuser
 Added: May. 29, 2017
Such a great actress you were. Your performance in Imitation of Life was nothing short of perfection. You should have won the academy award. Rest in peace Juanita. May God bless you.
- Robert
 Added: May. 17, 2017
Juanita, your one of the most beautiful angels to ever enter the kingdom of Heaven. What a wonderful performance you gave in "Imitation of Life" in 1959. Lets face it, you took the show. You did such a fine job. I don't cry at movies very much, but I did ...(Read more)
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: May. 14, 2017
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