Juanita Moore

Juanita Moore


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. She became a fixture in black-oriented films of the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in such films as Uptight (1968), Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) and Abby (1974). She also appeared in Walt Disney Pictures' The Kid (2000), and was in a total of more than 50 films. Moore retired in 2001 and passed away New Year's Day 2014 . She was 99.
  • When was
    Juanita Moore born?

    Juanita Moore was born on Monday, October 19, 1914

  • Where was
    Juanita Moore born?

    Juanita Moore was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA

  • How old was
    Juanita Moore when they died?

    Juanita Moore was 100

  • When did Juanita Moore die?

    Juanita Moore died on
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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