2010 Turner Classic Film Festival Guest Juanita Moore has passed away at the age of 99. Here’s a link to the initial ABC News Report: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/t/story/juanita-moore-oscar-nominated-actress-dead-99-21393848?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
TCM’s Facebook page shared this link on January 2: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/juanita-moore-oscar-nommed-for-imitation-of-life-dies-at-99-1201018950/
Moore graced the stage of the Egyptian Theatre for a discussion of Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life with Susan Kohner as “Grace Under Pressure” host Robert Osborne fielded some surprising responses from Moore, who received a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd.
Both Moore and Kohner revealed many behind-the-scenes anecdotes at the 3:30 screening of the Lana Turner vehicle on Friday, April 23, of the 2010 festival. Audiences ignored the critics of 1959’s Imitation of Life to make it Universal’s most financially successful feature at that time. After the screening, Moore’s step-grandson, actor Kirk Kelly Kahn, stated that he was working on a documentary of her life. Kahn is currently president and CEO of the Cambridge Players.
TCM Message Boards member Countess DeLave was seated next to Miss Moore during the Gala Premiere screening of A Star is Born, and recalls that her conversations with the actress were a delight because “Miss Moore was cheerful, kind, and had a very positive outlook on life.”