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Imitation of Life (1934)

Imitation of Life
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Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert
Beatrice Pullman
Warren William Warren William
Stephen Archer
Rochelle Hudson Rochelle Hudson
Jessie Pullman
Ned Sparks Ned Sparks
Elmer Smith
Louise Beavers Louise Beavers
Delilah Johnson
Fredi Washington Fredi Washington
Peola Johnson
Juanita Quigley Juanita Quigley
Baby Jessie Pullman
Alan Hale Alan Hale
Martin the Furniture Man


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Fannie Hurst Fannie Hurst
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William Hurlbut William Hurlbut
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Release date: 26 November 1934
UPC: 025192423321
Tags: Romance (2), Drama (2), Race (2), Business (1), Classic (1), Hollywood (1), Passing (1), Recommended (1), Adolescent (1), Gender (1), Dramas (1), Grief (1), Melodrama (1), 1934 (1), Racial (1), Racism (1), Maid (1), Tear Jerker (1), Servant (1), Race Relations (1)
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"LIFE SUPPORT Fredi Washington Not everybody knows that the 1959 Douglas Sirk version of Imitation of Life, the archetypal melodrama starring Lana Turner, was made first in 1935 by John M. Stahl with star Claudette Colbert in the Turner role. Both films aspire to tackle relevant social issues such as sexism and racism, but sadly both films are anachronistic in their portrayal of the black female experience. Because they are so dated, they both contain wincing moments that we as spectators might t"


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"1934! Winner: Louise Beavers! Nominees: Louise Dresser - The Scarlet Empress as Empress Elizabeth Petrovna Rochelle Hudson - Imitation of Life as Jessie Pullman Maureen O'Sullivan - The Thin Man as Dorothy Wynant Fay Wray - The Richest Girl in the World as Sylvia Lockwood"


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