Sunday, March 10, 2013

Celebrating WHM: Juanita Moore

(Celebrating Women's History Month)

Today, we salute the criminally unsung actress, Ms. Juanita Moore.

The actress was born on October 19, 1922 1914 in Los Angeles, California. Her earliest roles were usually uncredited ones. She was a dancer in the musicals Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) and Cabin in the Sky (1943), a nurse in Pinky (1949), and a "Native Woman" in Tarzan's Peril. You can also catch her in the "soundie" for The Mills Brothers' hit song "Paper Doll" (she's the lady on the left). 

Ms. Moore is probably best known for her role as Annie Johnson in the 1959 remake of Imitation of Life, the role that garnered her an Oscar-nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She is currently in semi-retirement.



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