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'Imitation of Life'

Mother and daughter: Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) & Suzie (Sandra Dee - adult); Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore) & Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) Relationship dynamic: Lora's acting ambition causes her to neglect her daughter, whereas Annie toils tirelessly to give Sarah Jane everything. Too bad her ingrate daughter is too busy trying to pass herself off as white, to the point of refusing to acknowledge Annie in public as her mom. Many tears are shed. -- Hanh Nguyen, Zap2it.comUniversal Pictures