Moore, Juanita 1922(?)–

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MOORE, Juanita 1922(?)–


Born October 19, 1922 (some sources say 1918), in Los Angeles, CA; married Charles Burris. Education: Los Angeles City College, degree in drama.

Addresses: Agent—Artists First, 8230 Beverly Blvd., 23, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress. Also worked as a chorus girl at Cotton Club, c. 1930s, dancer, singer, and actress at the Ebony Showcase Theater.

Awards, Honors: 2nd place, top female supporting performance, Golden Laurel Awards, 1959, Academy Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1960, all for Imitation of Life.


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 as Morton 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 No Sleep 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.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mrs. Harberson, The Whole World Is Watching, NBC, 1969.

Fannie Mitchell, A Dream for Christmas, ABC, 1973.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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.