Imitation of Life Script

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Director:Douglas Sirk
Written by:Eleanore Griffin (Screenplay), Fannie Hurst (Novel), Allan Scott (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.