Juanita Moore

Juanita Moore

Highest Rated: 81% Imitation of Life (1959)

Lowest Rated: 60% Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1914

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A former Cotton Club chorus girl. Los Angeles native Juanita Moore began her career as a film extra, later honing her craft in local stage productions at the Ebony Showcase, Theater. In 1949, she made her feature film debut in "Pinky," playing a nurse. She spent the better part of the next decade trapped in mostly stereotypical roles as domestics until landing the breakthrough part of Annie Johnson, the hard-working housekeeper to actress Lora Meredith in the glossy Douglas Sirk-directed remake of "Imitation of Life" (1959). Moore excelled as Annie, whose light-skinned daughter attempted to deny her roots by passing for Caucasian, and the actress received a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. After a late-career resurgence as a character actress on television, Juanita Moore died at the age of 99 in 2013.

Highest rated movies

Imitation of Life
The Girl Can't Help It
Walk on the Wild Side

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Rita Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 24% Paternity Celia (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Thomasine & Bushrod Pecolia (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zebra Killer Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deliver Us From Evil Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 41% Abby Miranda "Momma" Potter (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream for Christmas Fannie Mitchell (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 54% Skin Game Viney (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fox Style Hattie Fox (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angelitos negros Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 83% Uptight Mama Wells (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 57% The Singing Nun Sister Mary (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 82% Papa's Delicate Condition Ellie (Character) - 1963
60% 58% Walk on the Wild Side Mama (Character) - 1962
81% 91% Imitation of Life Annie Johnson (Character) - 1959
75% 69% The Girl Can't Help It Hilda (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 25% Women's Prison Polyclinic "Polly" Jones (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Affair in Trinidad Dominique (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mrs. Davis (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Mrs. Penn (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Hettie (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Celia Jackson (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Catalina Orlatti (Guest Star) 1958

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