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Juanita Moore

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Biography

Greenwood, Mississippi, USA
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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dancer - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

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Character: Nightclub Patron / Churchgoer

Cabin in the Sky 1943

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Character: Negress - Mental Patient

Witness to Murder 1954

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Character: Mrs. Clara Bassett

Not as a Stranger 1955

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Character: Lacey - Backstage Maid

The Helen Morgan Story 1957

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Character: Julius' Mother

A Child Is Waiting 1963

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Character: Sister Mary

The Singing Nun 1966

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Character: Nurse

Rosie! 1967

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Character: Hattie Fox

Fox Style 1973

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Character: Miranda 'Momma' Potter

Abby 1974

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Character: Pecolia

Thomasine & Bushrod 1974

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Character: Kenny's Grandmother

The Kid 2000

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Character: Miss. Fletcher

ABC Weekend Specials 1977

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Character: Julia Colby

Insight 1960

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Character: Nurse

Pinky 1949

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Character: Ellen Towner

Mr. Novak 1963

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Character: Emma Greenley

The Bold Ones: The Lawyers 1969

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Character: Police Commissioner Edna Dixon

Adam-12 1968

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