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Juanita Moore Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 October 1914Greenwood, Mississippi, USA
Date of Death 1 January 2014Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood 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 racism. Within the next decade Hollywood underwent several sociological upheavals, and Juanita was one of the beneficiaries. She became a fixture in black-oriented films of the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in such films as Uptight (1968), Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) and Abby (1974). She also appeared in Walt Disney Pictures' The Kid (2000), and has been in a total of more than 30 films. Moore is semi retired.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (2)

Charles Thomas Burris (8 October 1953 - 27 April 2001) (his death)
Nyas Berry (1943 - 6 October 1951) (his death)

Trivia (4)

Grandmother of Kirk Kelleykahn.
Former chorus girl at Harlem's famed Cotton Club.
She collapsed and died at her home in Los Angeles on January 1, 2014, from natural causes. She was 99 years old.
Following her death, she was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.

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