Sandra Dee :

Imitation Of Life (1959)


Plot Summary:

In 1947 on Coney Island, down-on-her-luck actress (and widow) Lora Meredith and her young daughter Susie meet black Annie Jackson and her almost white daughter Sarah Jane. Annie is desperate for a place to live and offers to work as Lora's maid for food and lodging. Lora can't afford to have a maid but she invites Annie and Sarah Jane to stay overnight, and soon the four Ladies form a poor but happy foursome, even though Lora couldn't find work. Photographer Steve Archer, who took pictures of Susie and Sarah Jane at the beach, watched Lora inviting Annie to stay with her. He is fascinated by Lora and her kindheartedness and becomes a frequent and dear visitor.

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