"Imitation of Life" quotes

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An aspiring white actress takes in an African-American widow whose mixed-race daughter is desperate to be seen as white.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Writer: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott, Fannie Hurst
Production: N/A
Genre: drama
Year: 1959
MetaScore: 87/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 20 Mar 1959
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 4 wins & 7 nominations total

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Cast

Lora Meredith - Lana Turner
Steve Archer - John Gavin
Susie (16) - Sandra Dee
Sarah Jane (18) - Susan Kohner
Allen Loomis - Robert Alda
David Edwards - Dan O'Herlihy
Annie Johnson - Juanita Moore
Sarah Jane (8) - Karin Dicker
Susie (6) - Terry Burnham
Young Man - John Vivyan
Photographer - Lee Goodman
Showgirl - Ann Robinson
Frankie - Troy Donahue
Annette - Sandra Gould
Mr. McKenney - David Tomack
Minister - Joel Fluellen
Fat Man on Beach - Billy House
Teacher - Maida Severn
Romano - Than Wyenn
Choir Soloist - Mahalia Jackson
Party Guest - Frank Baker
Furniture Mover - George Barrows
Bit Part - Chuckie Bradley
Preston Mitchell - Paul Bradley
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
Louise Morton - Cicely Evans
Iris Dawn - Myrna Fahey
Geraldine Moore - Bess Flowers
Show Spectator - George Ford
Bit Part - Paul Gustine
Bit Part - Shep Houghton
Teacher - Lynne Hunter
Doctor - Nelson Leigh
Waiter - Paul Levitt
Bit Part - Leota Lorraine
Bit Part - John Marlowe
Doctor - John McNamara
Watchman - Joseph Mell
Bit Part - Forbes Murray
Cop at Funeral - Eddie Parker
Restaurant Patron - Waclaw Rekwart
Audience Member - Cosmo Sardo
Audience Member - Jeffrey Sayre
Funeral Onlooker - Eddie Smith
Truck Driver - Cap Somers
Bit Part - Norman Stevans
Dog Owner - Ted Thorpe
Bit Part - Jeanne Westmore
Kenneth - Lora's Butler - Napoleon Whiting