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Imitation of Life

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Imitation of Life (1934)
111 Minutes
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Imitation of Life (1959)
124 minutes
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In two different versions from different years, these feature films tell the story of two widows and their troubled daughters. During the search for success as an actress, Lora neglects her daughter. Lora's black housekeeper's daughter repudiates her mother by trying to pass for white.

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