Juanita Moore, the Academy Award-nominated star of ‘Imitation of Life’ has died at age 99.
According to the Associated Press:
"Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn."
Moore was the fifth African-American Oscar nominee after she played a housekeeper in the 1959 drama. Her first film appearance was as a nurse in the 1949 film "Pinky." Many of Moore's early roles were as maids.
Moore’s other works include ''The Singing Nun," ''Paternity" "The Girl Can't Help It," and "The Kid." Her TV credits include "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," ''Adam-12," ''Judging Amy" and "ER."
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