Juanita Moore Biography (1922?-)

Born October 19, 1922 (some sources say 1918), in Los Angeles, CA; married Charles Burris. Addresses: Agent: Artists First, 8230 Beverly Blvd., 23,Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Birth Details
October 19, 1922?
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Nurse, Pinky, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949
  • (Uncredited) Maid in lounge, No Questions Asked, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951
  • (Uncredited) Black drill team member, Skirts Ahoy!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1952
  • Marie, Lydia Bailey, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952
  • Dominique, Affair in Trinidad, Columbia, 1952
  • Woman, Witness to Murder, United Artists, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Yvette's maid, The Gambler from Natchez, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Polyclinic "Polly" Jones, Women's Prison, Columbia, 1955
  • (Uncredited) Mad at the World, Filmakers, 1955
  • (Uncredited) Molu's wife, Lord of the Jungle, Allied Artists, 1955
  • (Uncredited) Mrs. Clara Bassett, Not as a Stranger (also known asMorton Thompson's "Not as a Stranger"), United Artists, 1955
  • (Uncredited) Maid, Queen Bee, Columbia, 1955
  • Shirley Lorraine, Ransom! (also known as Fearful Decision),Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Violet, maid at Sydneys, The Opposite Sex, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1956
  • Hilda, The Girl Can't Help It, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956
  • (Uncredited) Tribal woman, Something of Value (also known as Africa Ablaze), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • (Uncredited) Bulge, Band of Angels, Warner Bros., 1957
  • (Uncredited) Clarissa, the maid, Bombers B-52 (also known as NoSleep Till Dawn), Warner Bros., 1957
  • (Uncredited) Miss Randall, The Green-Eyed Blonde, Warner Bros., 1957
  • Annie Johnson, Imitation of Life, Universal International, 1959
  • Della, Tammy Tell Me True, Universal International Pictures, 1961
  • Mama, Walk on the Wild Side, Columbia, 1962
  • Ellie, Papa's Delicate Condition, Paramount, 1963
  • Sister Mary, The Singing Nun, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966
  • Nurse, Rosie!, Universal, 1967
  • Mama Wells, Up Tight!, Paramount, 1968
  • Angelitos negros, 1970
  • Viney, Calloway slave, Skin Game, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Fox Style, 1973
  • Mother, The Mack (also known as The Mack and His Pack), Cinerama, 1973
  • Pecolia, Thomasine & Bushrod, Columbia, 1974
  • The Zebra Killer (also known as Combat Cops and Panic City), General Film, 1974
  • Miranda "Mama" Potter, Abby (also known as Possess My Soul), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Assemblywoman Griffith, Fugitive Lovers (also known as The Runaways), Emerson Film Enterprises, 1975
  • Voice of Stage 8, Everybody Rides the Carousel, Image Entertainment, 1975
  • Joey (also known as Deliver Us from Evil), Dimension Films,1977
  • Celia, Paternity, Paramount, 1982
  • Ethel, O'Hara's Wife, PSO International, 1982
  • Delilah, Two Moon Junction, Lorimar Film Entertainment, 1988
  • Herself, Spencer Williams: Remembrances of an Early Black Film Pioneer (documentary), 1996
  • Voice of Grandma Jones, The Sterling Chase (also known as Graduation Week), Overseas FilmGroup, 1999
  • Kenny's grandmother, The Kid (also known as Disney's "The Kid"), 2000
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Annie Johnson, 8 Mile, Universal,2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Teacher, Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, ABC, 1981
  • Pilots
  • Mrs. Harberson, The Whole World Is Watching, NBC, 1969
  • Fannie Mitchell, A Dream for Christmas, ABC, 1973
  • Specials
  • Herself, The 31st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1959
  • Lana Turner ... A Daughter's Memoir (documentary), TCM, 2001
  • Herself, Rita, 2003
  • Herself, Hollywood Legenden, 2004
  • Episodic
  • "Savage Challenge," Ramar of the Jungle, syndicated, 1953
  • "Walk Wide of Lions," Soldiers of Fortune, syndicated, 1955
  • Catalina, "The Screaming Doll," The Thin Man, NBC, 1958
  • Rosanna, "Dark Fear," The DuPont Show with June Allyson, CBS, 1960
  • Cleo, "Bang! You're Dead," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1961
  • Beatrice George, "Marked by Proxy," Cain`s Hundred, 1962
  • Essie, "The Blane Wessels Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1963
  • Celia Jackson, "White Lie," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963
  • Mrs. McFarland, "The Lonely Hours," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 1963
  • "Don`t Cry Baby, Don`t Cry," Breaking Point, 1963
  • Mrs. Jones, "The Gentleman Caller," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1964
  • "August Is the Month before Christmas," Ben Casey, ABC, 1964
  • "Boy under Glass," Mr. Novak, NBC, 1964
  • Suse, "Where the Woodbine Twineth," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, 1965
  • Millie, "Of Damon, Pythias and Sleeping Dogs," Slatterly's People,CBS, 1965
  • Mrs. Esther Jenkins, "The Missing Realtor," Dragnet 1967, NBC, 1967
  • Emma, "The Crowd Pleasers," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1969
  • Mrs. Davis, "Time Out of Mind," Mannix, CBS, 1970
  • "Once There Was a Bantu Prince," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1972
  • Police Commissioner Edna Dixon, "Clear with a Civilian: Parts 1 & 2,"Adam-12, NBC, 1973
  • Grandmother, "Nguyen," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1973
  • Mrs. Douglas, "The Adventure of the Sunday Punch," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976
  • The Richard Pryor Show, NBC, 1977
  • Clara, "Where There`s No Will There`s a Weigh In," Shades of L.A.,1990
  • Mrs. Barnwell, "Flight of Fancy," ER, NBC, 2000
  • Katerine Barrantes, "One for the Road," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Sister Boxer, The Amen Corner, Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York City, 1965, 1969
  • Also appeared in Raisin the Sun, London production.

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Aug 11, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
I began to do research on africian american actresses in the 1950's, and I am so speechless as to how, so many talented actresses were not credited for their work. "Imitation of Life" I won't say was; it is a film that still affects me to this day. Plus I've seen her in many other films and television appearances that are listed. I guess all I can say is, prejudice is nothing but a spirit that consistantly lives in fear on a day to day basis. We've never been afraid of them, they've ALWAY'S BEEN AFRAID OF US! WHY?

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