“Forgotten Hollywood”- 2014 Loses its First Screen Legend…

Posted on January 2, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Studio_publicity_Moore_Juanita

   Juanita Moore was a longtime film, television, and stage actress. She was the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category at a time when only one had won an Oscar. Her most famous role was as Annie Johnson in the 1959 movie Imitation of Life, a 1959 tearjerker that starred Lana Turner, and was based on a Fannie Hurst novel and a remake of a 1934 film.

   Born in Los Angeles in 1914, Moore was a chorus girl at the Cotton Club before becoming a film extra while working in theater. She made her cinematic debut in Pinky. Among her other films were The Girl Can’t Help It and The Singing Nun. She had guest-starring roles on television shows, including Adam-12, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dragnet, Marcus Welby M.D., ER, and Judging Amy.  JUANITA MOORE  ->

   Moore also had an active career in the theater, starting at Los Angeles’ Ebony Showcase Theatre in the early 1950s, a leading black-run theater. She also was a founding member of the celebrated Cambridge Players, with other performers, such as Esther Rolle and Helen Martin. She appeared on Broadway in 1965 in James Baldwin’s play The Amen Corner, and in London in a production of Raisin in the Sun.

   Juanita Moore was 99.


   Angela Lansbury was one of more than 1,000 people who were recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honors List. She has been made a Dame of the British Empire. The twice-yearly royal honors reward hundreds of people for services to their community or national life.  DAME ANGELA LANSBURY  –>

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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