Juanita Moore

Juanita Moore

Highest Rated: 81% Imitation of Life (1959)

Lowest Rated: 0% Two Moon Junction (1988)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1922

Birthplace: Not Available

African-American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early '50s, a time in which few black actresses were given much to do in major-studio films. Fortunately, Juanita's roles began improving as Hollywood tentatively developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959, she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Imitation of Life (1959), a glossy updating of a once-controversial Fannie Hurst novel about racial inequity. Within the next decade Hollywood underwent several sociological upheavals, and Juanita Moore was one of the beneficiaries; she became a fixture of such black-oriented films of the '70s as Uptight (1969), Thomasine and Bushrod (1974) and Abby (1974). She continued to work sporatically through the 1980s and '90s, appearing as a grandmother in Disney's The Kid (2000) and in an episode of Judging Amy in 2001. Moore died in 2014 at age 99.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
49% The Kid Kenny's Grandmother $68.5M 2000
No Score Yet Graduation Week Actor 1999
0% Two Moon Junction Delilah 1988
No Score Yet O'Hara's Wife Edith 1982
No Score Yet Paternity Celia 1981
No Score Yet Joey Actor 1977
No Score Yet Thomasine and Bushrod Pecolia 1974
No Score Yet Abby Mama Potter 1974
No Score Yet The Mack Mother 1973
No Score Yet Dream for Christmas Fannie 1973
No Score Yet Fox Style Actor 1973
No Score Yet Skin Game Viney 1971
No Score Yet Up Tight! Mama 1968
No Score Yet Rosie! Nurse 1967
No Score Yet The Singing Nun Sister Mary 1966
No Score Yet Papa's Delicate Condition Ellie 1963
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side Mama 1962
No Score Yet Tammy Tell Me True Della 1961
81% Imitation of Life Annie Johnson 1959
40% Band of Angels Budge 1957
20% The Opposite Sex Maid 1956
No Score Yet Ransom! Shirley Lorraine 1956
75% The Girl Can't Help It Hilda, The Maid 1956
No Score Yet Queen Bee Maid 1955
No Score Yet Lord of the Jungle Molu's Wife 1955
No Score Yet Women's Prison `Polyclinic' Jones 1955
No Score Yet Witness to Murder Woman 1954
No Score Yet Skirts Ahoy! Black Drill Team 1952
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad Dominique 1952
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey Marie 1952
55% Pinky Nurse 1949


No Score Yet Judging Amy
Katherine Barrantes 2001
No Score Yet ER
Mrs. Barnwell 2000
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Mrs. Hughes 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
Melissa Babcock 1971
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Mrs. McFarland Suzy Mrs. Jones 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Cleo 1961


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