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Imitation of Life

1959 | 2h 5m | Drama

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Lana Turner stars as a would-be actress who is raising her daughter on her own. She chances to meet another single mother at the beach: African-American Juanita Moore. Moore goes to work as Turner's housekeeper, bringing her light-skinned daughter along. As Turner's stage career goes into high gear, Moore is saddled with the responsibility of raising both Turner's daughter and her own. Exposed to the advantages of the white world, Moore's grown-up daughter (Susan Kohner) passes for white, causing her mother a great deal of heartache. Meanwhile, Turner's grown daughter (Sandra Dee), neglected b...

Director

Douglas Sirk

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Stars

Lana Turner John Gavin Sandra Dee Susan Kohner Robert Alda Dan O'Herlihy Juanita Moore Karin Dicker Terry Burnham John Vivyan

Release date

30 Apr 1959

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