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Susan Kohner

Highest Rated:   100% To Hell and Back (1955)
Lowest Rated:   84% Imitation of Life (1959)
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In the light of today's tinderbox racial tensions, it is hardly likely that a white actress would be cast as a light-skinned black girl. But that's just what happened in 1959, when actress Susan Kohner played the troubled Sara Jane in the Ross Hunter-produced remake of Imitation of Life -- and nobody thought ill of the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when they nominated Kohner for an Oscar. The daughter of American producer Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, Susan began her seven-year film career when she was signed by Universal in 1955. She retired from acting in 1962, after playing Martha Freud opposite Montgomery Clift in John Huston's Freud; two years later, she married fashion designer John Weitz. Susan Kohner's activities in the 1990s include serving on the board of directors of the Juilliard School of Music, and hosting a weekly radio program for the blind.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Freud
  • Martha Freud
1962
No Score Yet By Love Possessed
  • Helen Detweiler
1961
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals
  • Catherine McDowall
1960
No Score Yet The Big Fisherman
  • Fara
1959
84% Imitation of Life
  • Sarah Jane (age 18)
1959
No Score Yet The Gene Krupa Story
  • Ethel Maguire
1959
No Score Yet Dino
  • Shirley
1957
No Score Yet The Last Wagon
  • Jenny
1956
100% To Hell and Back
  • Maria
1955

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