Legendary Actress Juanita Moore Dead At 99 [VIDEO]

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Juanita Moore shattered racial barriers in Hollywood in 1959 and received an Oscar nomination for her role in “Imitation of Life.” Moore died at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the age of 99. 

 

 

 

 

Moore received a supporting actress nomination for Douglas Sirk’s “Imitation of Life,” playing the housekeeper whose daughter passes for white, in the racially themed film that was based on the Fannie Hurst novel. She was the fifth African-American to be nominated for an Oscar.

This movie was a real tear-jerker.

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