Imitation of Life

  • Directed By: Douglas Sirk

Synopsis: Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.

Lana Turner

Lora Meredith

Juanita Moore

Annie Johnson

John Gavin

Steve Archer

Sandra Dee


Susan Kohner

Sarah Jane, age 18

Robert Alda

Allen Loomis

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Writers: Allan Scott, Eleanore Griffin
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Studio: Universal International Pictures
Release Date: Apr 29th, 1959
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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