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Imitation of LifeApril 30, 1959

Fannie Hurst's best selling novel of today's tormented generation! Drama Romance Similar movies

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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Cast

  • Lora Meredith Lana Turner
  • Annie Johnson Juanita Moore
  • Steve Archer John Gavin
  • Susie Sandra Dee
  • Sarah Jane, age 18 Susan Kohner
  • Allen Loomis Robert Alda
  • David Edwards Dan O'Herlihy
  • Sarah Jane, age 8 Karin Dicker
  • Susie, age 6 Terry Burnham
  • Young man John Vivyan
  • Photographer Lee Goodman
  • Showgirl Ann Robinson
  • Frankie Troy Donahue
  • Annette Sandra Gould
  • Choir Soloist Mahalia Jackson
  • Mr. McKenney David Tomack
  • Minister Joel Fluellen
  • Fat man on beach Billy House
  • Stage manager Jack Weston
  • Teacher Maida Severn
  • Romano Than Wyenn
  • Fay Peg Shirley
  • Geraldine Moore Bess Flowers
  • Party Guest Frank Baker
  • Audience Member Alex Ball
  • Furniture Mover George Barrows
  • Man at Coney Island Chet Brandenburg
  • Marching Band Member Teddy Buckner
  • Security George Calliga
  • Actor at Audition Steve Carruthers
  • McKinney Richard Collier
  • Show Spectator Paul Cristo
  • Marching Band Member Joe Darensbourg
  • Waiter Robert Darin
  • Marching Band Member Mike De Lay
  • Lora's Friend Elinor Donahue
  • Himself (Archive Footage) Adolf Eichmann
  • Louis Morton Cicely Evans
  • Iris Dawn Myrna Fahey
  • Show Spectator George Ford
  • Cop Tedd Hadfield
  • Teacher Lynne Hunter
  • Doctor Nelson Leigh
  • Waiter Paul Levitt
  • Doctor John McNamara
  • Watchman Joseph Mell
  • Cop at Funeral Eddie Parker
  • Restaurant Patron Waclaw Rekwart
  • Audience Member Cosmo Sardo
  • Audience Member Jeffrey Sayre
  • Truck Driver Cap Somers
  • Dog Owner Ted Thorpe
  • Kenneth, Lora's Butler Napoleon Whiting

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run time(min.)125
popularity1
vote score7.40
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