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Imitation of Life 1959 DVD - Lana Turner / John Gavin

Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson, a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Each woman has an intolerable daughter, though, Annie's little girl Sarah Jane, is by far the worse. Neurotic and obnoxious, Sarah Jane doesn't like being black; since she's light-skinned (her father was practically white), she spends the rest of the film passing as white, much to her mother's heartache and shame. Lora, meanwhile, virtually ignores her own daughter in a single-minded quest for stardom.


Lana Turner as Lora Meredith
Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson
John Gavin as Steve Archer
Sandra Dee as Susie, age 16
Susan Kohner as Sarah Jane, age 18 (singing voice dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
Robert Alda as Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy as David Edwards
Than Wyenn as Romano
Karin Dicker as Sarah Jane, age 8
Terry Burnham as Susie, age 6
Ann Robinson as Showgirl
Troy Donahue as Frankie
Sandra Gould as Annette
Jack Weston as Tom
Mahalia Jackson as choir soloist

Runtime: 125 Minutes

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Stock Code: 999