Juanita Moore (I) (1914–2014)

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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Imitation of Life Annie Johnson
The Kid Kenny's Grandmother
Ransom! Shirley Lorraine


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 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Katerine Barrantes
- One for the Road (2001) ... Katerine Barrantes
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Barnwell
- Flight of Fancy (2000) ... Mrs. Barnwell
 2000 The Kid
Kenny's Grandmother
 1999 The Sterling Chase
Grandma Jones (voice)
 1988 Two Moon Junction
 1982 And They're Off
Sadie Johnson
 1982 O'Hara's Wife
 1981 Paternity
 1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
Miss. Fletcher
 1977 The Richard Pryor Show (TV Series)
Mama Edie
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Mama Edie
 1976 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 8 (voice)
 1976 Insight (TV Series)
Julia Colby
- All Out (1976) ... Julia Colby
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Mrs. Douglas
- The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (1976) ... Mrs. Douglas
 1975 Fugitive Lovers
Assemblywoman Griffin
 1975 Deliver Us from Evil
Mrs. Trindal
 1974 Abby
Miranda 'Momma' Potter
 1974 The Get-Man
 1974 Thomasine & Bushrod
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie)
Fannie Mitchell
 1972-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Coleman / Mrs. Hughes
- Nguyen (1973) ... Mrs. Coleman
- Once There Was a Bantu Prince (1972) ... Mrs. Hughes
 1973 Fox Style
Hattie Fox
 1973 The Mack
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Police Commissioner Edna Dixon
- Clear with a Civilian: Part 2 (1973) ... Police Commissioner Edna Dixon
- Clear with a Civilian: Part 1 (1973) ... Police Commissioner Edna Dixon
 1971 Confessions of a Top Crime Buster (TV Movie)
Mrs. Robinson
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Mrs. Robinson
- How Many Carats in a Grapefruit? (1971) ... Mrs. Robinson
 1971 Skin Game
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Melissa Babcock
- Accident (1971) ... Melissa Babcock
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Davis
- Time Out of Mind (1970) ... Mrs. Davis
 1970 Angelitos negros
Nana Mercé
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Emma Greenley
- The Crowd Pleaser (1969) ... Emma Greenley
 1969 The Whole World Is Watching (TV Movie)
Mrs. Harberson
 1968 Uptight
Mama Wells
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Esther Branson
- I Can't Hear You Scream (1968) ... Esther Branson
 1968 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Mama Jolie
- Mama Jolie (1968) ... Mama Jolie
 1967 Rosie!
 1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Mrs. Esther Jenkins
- The Missing Realtor (1967) ... Mrs. Esther Jenkins
 1966 The Singing Nun
Sister Mary
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mrs. Penn
- Why Don't They Ever Pick Me? (1965) ... Mrs. Penn
 1963-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Suse / Mrs. Jones / Mrs. McFarland
- Where the Woodbine Twineth (1965) ... Suse
- The Gentleman Caller (1964) ... Mrs. Jones
- The Lonely Hours (1963) ... Mrs. McFarland
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Ellen Towner
- Boy Under Glass (1964) ... Ellen Towner
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
- Don't Cry, Baby, Don't Cry (1963) ... Verna
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Celia Jackson
- White Lie (1963) ... Celia Jackson
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Blane Wessels Story (1963) ... Essie
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Run, Robin, Run (1963) ... Mrs. Green
 1963 A Child Is Waiting
Julius' Mother (uncredited)
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Holmby
- Which Man Will Die? (1963) ... Mrs. Holmby
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Beatrice George
- Murder by Proxy: Earl Klegg (1962) ... Beatrice George
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Bang! You're Dead (1961) ... Cleo
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Rosanna Watkins
- Dark Fear (1960) ... Rosanna Watkins
 1959 Imitation of Life
Annie Johnson
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Catalina Orlatti
- The Screaming Doll (1958) ... Catalina Orlatti
 1957 The Green-Eyed Blonde
Miss Randall
 1957 Bombers B-52
Clarissa (uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Lacey - Backstage Maid (uncredited)
 1957 Band of Angels
Budge (uncredited)
 1957 Something of Value
Tribal Woman (uncredited)
 1956 The Girl Can't Help It
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
- Night Shriek (1956)
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Powder Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1956 Ransom!
Shirley Lorraine
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Mrs. Clara Bassett (uncredited)
 1955 Lord of the Jungle
Molu's Wife (uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
- Walk Wide of Lions (1955) ... Emala
 1955 Women's Prison
Polyclinic 'Polly' Jones
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez
Yvette's Maid (uncredited)
 1954 Witness to Murder
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Fresh Start (1953) ... Maid
 1953 The Royal African Rifles
Elderly woman
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
- Savage Challenge (1953) ... Teesa
 1952 The Iron Mistress
Juanita - Judalon's Maid (uncredited)
 1952 Affair in Trinidad
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Black Drill Team Member (uncredited)
 1952 Lydia Bailey
Marie (uncredited)
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Woman looking at spaceship (uncredited)
 1951 No Questions Asked
Maid in Lounge (uncredited)
 1951 Tarzan's Peril
Native Woman (uncredited)
 1949 Pinky
Nurse (uncredited)
 1948 A Song Is Born
Woman at Chocolate Club (uncredited)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky
Nightclub Patron / Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (uncredited)
 1941 Belle Starr
Dressed-up Freed Slave (uncredited)
 1940 Broken Strings
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1939 Double Deal
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
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She acted in Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Earle Hyman, Kim Hamilton, Olga James, Scott Cunningham, and Meredith Edwards in the cast. Lloyd Richards was director.

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