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Imitation of Life (1959) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Douglas Sirk

Writing Credits  

Eleanore Griffin ... (screenplay) and
Allan Scott ... (screenplay)
 
Fannie Hurst ... (novel)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Lana Turner ... Lora Meredith
John Gavin ... Steve Archer
Sandra Dee ... Susie - 16
Susan Kohner ... Sarah Jane - 18
Robert Alda ... Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy ... David Edwards
Juanita Moore ... Annie Johnson
Karin Dicker Karin Dicker ... Sarah Jane - 8
Terry Burnham Terry Burnham ... Susie - 6
John Vivyan ... Young Man
Lee Goodman Lee Goodman ... Photographer
Ann Robinson ... Showgirl
Troy Donahue ... Frankie
Sandra Gould ... Annette
David Tomack David Tomack ... Mr. McKenney
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Minister
Jack Weston ... Tom
Billy House ... Fat Man on Beach
Maida Severn ... Teacher
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ... Romano
Peg Shirley ... Fay
Mahalia Jackson ... Choir Soloist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Baker ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alex Ball Alex Ball ... Audience Member (uncredited)
George Barrows ... Furniture Mover (uncredited)
Chuckie Bradley Chuckie Bradley ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ... Preston Mitchell (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Man at Coney Island (uncredited)
Teddy Buckner ... Marching Band Member (uncredited)
George Calliga George Calliga ... Security (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Actor at Audition (uncredited)
Richard Collier Richard Collier ... McKinney (uncredited)
Paul Cristo Paul Cristo ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Joe Darensbourg Joe Darensbourg ... Marching Band Member (uncredited)
Robert Darin Robert Darin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mike De Lay Mike De Lay ... Marching Band Member (uncredited)
Elinor Donahue ... Lora's Friend (uncredited)
Adolf Eichmann Adolf Eichmann ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cicely Evans Cicely Evans ... Louise Morton (uncredited)
Myrna Fahey ... Iris Dawn (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Geraldine Moore (uncredited)
George Ford George Ford ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Gustine Paul Gustine ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Tedd Hadfield Tedd Hadfield ... Cop (uncredited)
Shep Houghton Shep Houghton ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Lynne Hunter Lynne Hunter ... Teacher (uncredited)
Nelson Leigh ... Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Levitt Paul Levitt ... Waiter (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine ... Bit Part (uncredited)
John Marlowe John Marlowe ... Bit Part (uncredited)
John McNamara John McNamara ... Doctor (uncredited)
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... Watchman (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Cop at Funeral (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart Waclaw Rekwart ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Eddie Smith ... Funeral Onlooker (uncredited)
Cap Somers Cap Somers ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Norman Stevans Norman Stevans ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Ted Thorpe Ted Thorpe ... Dog Owner (uncredited)
Jeanne Westmore Jeanne Westmore ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Napoleon Whiting ... Kenneth - Lora's Butler (uncredited)

Produced by 

Ross Hunter ... producer

Music by 

Frank Skinner
Henry Mancini ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by 

Russell Metty ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Milton Carruth

Art Direction by 

Alexander Golitzen
Richard H. Riedel

Set Decoration by 

Russell A. Gausman
Julia Heron

Costume Design by 

Bill Thomas ... (gowns)

Makeup Department 

Larry Germain ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist
Del Armstrong ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nick Marcellino ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lynn F. Reynolds ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lavaughn Speer ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Pat Westmore ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Norman Deming ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Frank Shaw ... assistant director
Wilson Shyer ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Robert Laszlo ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Joe Lapis ... sound
Glenn E. Anderson ... sound (uncredited)
Ralph Brown ... sound (uncredited)
Henry Janssen ... sound (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Monty Phillips ... lead digital artist (digital restoration) (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Clifford Stine ... special photography
Charles Cowie ... grip (uncredited)
Ledge Haddow ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Rollie Lane ... still photographer (uncredited)
Max Nippell ... gaffer (uncredited)
Eddie Pyle ... camera operator (uncredited)
Roy Vaughn ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Jean Louis ... gowns: Lana Turner
Martha Bunch ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Rosamonde Lytele ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department 

Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Jo Ann Greer ... singing voice: Susan Kohner (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew 

Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer (uncredited)
Don Morgan ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Luanna Sherman ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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