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Two poor single mothers, each with one daughter, meet at Coney Island one day and form a household to benefit everyone. Struggling white actress Lora Meredith hires widowed black woman Annie Johnson, who is homeless. As the years pass, the housekeeper's light-complexioned daughter, Sarah Jane, grows up and rejects her mother, choosing to pass as a white woman. Meanwhile the self-absorbed actress suffers through a volatile relationship with her daughter, Susie. The tear-jerking melodrama stars Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Susan Kohner, Sandra Dee and John Gavin. Douglas Sirk directed it.

Imitation of Life is an Drama, Romance movie that was released in 1959 and has a run time of 2 hr 5 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9.

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Not Rated
| 1959 | 2 hr 5 min | 7.9/10
Cast
Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner
Director
Douglas Sirk
Produced By
Ross Hunter
Language
English
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Also directed by Douglas Sirk