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Imitation of Life


This glamorized remake of the 1934 film Imitation of Life bears only a passing resemblance to its source, the best-selling novel by [[Performer~P182698~Fannie Hurst~fanniehurst]]. Originally, the heroine was a widowed mother who kept the wolf from the door by setting up a successful pancake business with her black housemaid. In the remake, [[Performer~P72175~Lana Turner~lanaturner]] stars as a would-be actress who is raising her daughter on her own. She chances to meet another single mother at the beach...more