Monday, October 19, 2009

Juanita Moore

Today marks the 87th birthday of actress Juanita Moore, who, happily is still with us. She got one great role in her career, in the 1950s remake of Imitation of Life, and made the most of it, earning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, though, as a black woman in the Hollywood of the 1950s, meaty roles were few and far between, and a lot of her roles were little things as in Ransom!, or worse, uncredited.

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