Celebrating Actor Juanita Moore
Born in Greenwood in 1914, Juanita Moore was a film, television, and stage actress. She began her career in films at a time when there were few roles in Hollywood for African Americans, and appeared in 50 films from the 1930s–2000. Moore was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1959 film Imitation of Life. Arnett Moore, Juanita’s nephew, will present an illustrated talk on her life and career at 1pm (free with museum admission) followed by the unveiling of her star on The MAX Walk of Fame (free and open to the public).