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Juanita Moore

Highest Rated:   84% Imitation of Life (1959)
Lowest Rated:   0% Two Moon Junction (1988)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey
  • Marie
2009
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 Fox Style
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Dream for Christmas
  • Fannie
1973
No Score Yet Skin Game
  • Viney
1971
No Score Yet Up Tight!
  • Mama
1968
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
84% 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
67% Pinky
  • Nurse
1949

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mrs. Barnwell
  • 2000

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