Juanita Moore

Juanita Moore (October 19, 1914 – January 1, 2014) was an American film and television actress. She is the fifth black American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category.

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A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for intellectually disabled children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

Affair in Trinidad (1952)

A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Rita Hayworth  •  Glenn Ford  •  Alexander Scourby  •  Valerie Bettis

A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Sherman
CAST:  Rita Hayworth  •  Glenn Ford  •  Alexander Scourby  •  Valerie Bettis

Imitation of Life (1959)

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Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

Ransom! (1956)

A rich man (Glenn Ford) stuns his wife (Donna Reed) and town with a televised threat to his son's kidnapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Donna Reed  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Juano Hernández

A rich man (Glenn Ford) stuns his wife (Donna Reed) and town with a televised threat to his son's kidnapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Donna Reed  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Juano Hernández

The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jayne Mansfield  •  Tom Ewell  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Julie London

A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jayne Mansfield  •  Tom Ewell  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Julie London

The Mack (1973)

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Campus
CAST:  Max Julien  •  Don Gordon  •  Richard Pryor  •  Carol Speed

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Campus
CAST:  Max Julien  •  Don Gordon  •  Richard Pryor  •  Carol Speed

Two Moon Junction (1988)

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zalman King
CAST:  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Richard Tyson  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Burl Ives

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zalman King
CAST:  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Richard Tyson  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Burl Ives

Witness to Murder (1954)

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Sanders  •  Gary Merrill  •  Jesse White

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Sanders  •  Gary Merrill  •  Jesse White

Abby (1974)

When a minister's wife becomes posessed by Eshu, the Nigerian god of sexuality, an exorcist is called in to drive the evil spirit away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Girdler
CAST:  William Marshall  •  Terry Carter  •  Austin Stoker  •  Carol Speed

When a minister's wife becomes posessed by Eshu, the Nigerian god of sexuality, an exorcist is called in to drive the evil spirit away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Girdler
CAST:  William Marshall  •  Terry Carter  •  Austin Stoker  •  Carol Speed

Pinky (1949)

Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white while at school in the North. In addition, Pinky has fallen in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Ethel Waters  •  William Lundigan

Pinky, a light skinned black woman, returns to her grandmother's house in the South after graduating from a Northern nursing school. Pinky tells her grandmother that she has been "passing" for white while at school in the North. In addition, Pinky has fallen in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Jeanne Crain  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Ethel Waters  •  William Lundigan

The Kid (2000)

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Skin Game (1971)

Quincy Drew (Garner) and Jason O'Rourke (Gossett) travel from town to town in the south of the United States during the slavery era. Drew claims to be a down-on-his-luck slave owner who is selling O'Rourke as a slave. Quincy gets the bidding rolling, sells Jason, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  James Garner  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Susan Clark  •  Brenda Sykes

Quincy Drew (Garner) and Jason O'Rourke (Gossett) travel from town to town in the south of the United States during the slavery era. Drew claims to be a down-on-his-luck slave owner who is selling O'Rourke as a slave. Quincy gets the bidding rolling, sells Jason, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  James Garner  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Susan Clark  •  Brenda Sykes

The Opposite Sex (1956)

Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs one of her musical numbers at a charity benefit, she breaks down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Joan Collins  •  Dolores Gray  •  Leslie Nielsen

Former radio singer Kay learns from her gossipy friends that her husband, Steve, has had an affair with chorus girl Crystal. Devastated, Kay tries to ignore the information, but when Crystal performs one of her musical numbers at a charity benefit, she breaks down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Miller
CAST:  June Allyson  •  Joan Collins  •  Dolores Gray  •  Leslie Nielsen

Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Esther Williams  •  Joan Evans  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Barry Sullivan

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Esther Williams  •  Joan Evans  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Barry Sullivan

Women's Prison (1955)

A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women's prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Jan Sterling  •  Cleo Moore  •  Audrey Totter

A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women's prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Jan Sterling  •  Cleo Moore  •  Audrey Totter

Tammy Tell Me True (1961)

Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This film introduces both a new theme song, "Tammy Tell Me True", and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Keller
CAST:  Sandra Dee  •  John Gavin  •  Charles Drake  •  Virginia Grey

Tammy leaves the river in Mississippi to attend college, developing a relationship with Tom Freeman (John Gavin). Sandra Dee replaces Debbie Reynolds in this and the third Tammy movie. This film introduces both a new theme song, "Tammy Tell Me True", and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Keller
CAST:  Sandra Dee  •  John Gavin  •  Charles Drake  •  Virginia Grey

Cabin in the Sky (1943)

When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens, remembering nothing and struggles to do right by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Ethel Waters  •  Eddie "Rochester" Anderson  •  Lena Horne  •  Louis Armstrong

When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens, remembering nothing and struggles to do right by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Ethel Waters  •  Eddie "Rochester" Anderson  •  Lena Horne  •  Louis Armstrong

A Dream for Christmas (1973)

A Southern minister is assigned to a poor church in California where the congregation is drifting away and the church itself is scheduled for demolition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Senensky
CAST:  Hari Rhodes  •  Beah Richards  •  Lynn Hamilton  •  George Spell

A Southern minister is assigned to a poor church in California where the congregation is drifting away and the church itself is scheduled for demolition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Senensky
CAST:  Hari Rhodes  •  Beah Richards  •  Lynn Hamilton  •  George Spell

The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Ann Blyth  •  Paul Newman  •  Richard Carlson  •  Gene Evans

Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Ann Blyth  •  Paul Newman  •  Richard Carlson  •  Gene Evans

Broken Strings (1940)

After noted violinist Arthur Williams suffers a hand injury which ends his playing career, his hopes are transferred to his son, who prefers swing music to classical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard B. Ray
CAST:  Clarence Muse  •  Sybil Lewis  •  Tommie Moore  •  William Washington

After noted violinist Arthur Williams suffers a hand injury which ends his playing career, his hopes are transferred to his son, who prefers swing music to classical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard B. Ray
CAST:  Clarence Muse  •  Sybil Lewis  •  Tommie Moore  •  William Washington
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