‘Imitation of Life’ actress Juanita Moore dead at 99

Juanita Moore, in her iconic role as Annie Johnson, in "Imitation of Life," 1959. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Juanita Moore, in her iconic role as Annie Johnson, in “Imitation of Life,” 1959. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Juanita Moore, the third African-American actress to win a “Best Supporting Actress” Academy Award nomination, collapsed and died in her home Wednesday, at age 99. Her iconic role as Annie Johnson in “Imitation of Life” role also won a Golden Globe nomination.

She was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 1914 and began her career at the famous Cotton Club as a dancer before landing bit parts in film and working in theater. She honed her acting skills onstage at the Ebony Showcase Theater…

Click here to read about the life of Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking African-American actress.

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