Imitation of Life

  • Drama
  • Romance

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 TurnerLora Meredith
Juanita MooreAnnie Johnson
John GavinSteve Archer
Sandra DeeSusie
Susan KohnerSarah Jane, age 18
Robert AldaAllen Loomis

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