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Juanita Moore Dies

Juanita Moore dies at age of 99 on January 1, 2014. Juanita Moore was an Oscar-nominated American actress who worked in all three mediums of film, TV, and stage.

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Juanita Moore Dies

Juanita Moore is a big name in the show business. But she is no more. Moore's grandson Kirk Kelleykah, who is also an actor and producer, announced that Juanita Moore has been died on Wednesday, from natural causes. 

Juanita Moore is a well-known actress who was nominated for Oscar for her 1959 film Imitation of Life. And she was most famous for role as Annie Johnson in this movie.

Juanita Moore was also nominated for an Academy Award. She was the 5th African American that was nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category. She was nominated for such big awards at a time when only a single African American had won an Oscar. 

Moore was married for 50 years to Charles Burris. Her husband was a Los Angeles bus driver who died in 2001. 

Moore died at her home in Los Angeles on January 1, 2014. She was 99 years old. She will be missed by so many who saw her as a role model and source of inspiration. May her soul rest in peace.  

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