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Jan022014

Actress Juanita Moore Dead at 99

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Juanita Moore, who earned a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the 1959 film Imitation of Life, died Tuesday at her Los Angeles home, her step-grandson, actor Kirk Kahn, tells Variety.

In Imitation of Life, Moore played an African-American housekeeper whose daughter tries to pass for white.

Moore, who was 99, also appeared in the films Pinky, The Girl Can't Help It, The Get-Man, Two Moon Junction and The Kid, and the TV series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Adam-12, ER and Judging Amy, among other projects.

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