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Brown - Dark

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Imitation of Life (1959)



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Susanna Kohner

Paul Kohner

Lupita Tovar

Pancho Kohner

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Susan Kohner (born November 11, 1936) is an American actress who worked in film and television. She is best known for her role as Sarah Jane in Imitation of Life (1959), for which she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe award. She played a light-complexioned black woman who "passed" for white as a young adult.


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Los Angeles, California USA

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Susan Kohner Active - 1955 - 1962 | Born - Nov 11, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA | Genres - Drama, Romance, Western Biography by Hal Erickson In the light of today's tinderbox racial tensions, it is hardly likely that a white actress would be cast as a light-skinned black girl. But that's just what happened in 1959, when actress Susan Kohner played the troubled Sara Jane in the Ross Hunter-produced remake of Imitation of Life -- and nobody thought ill of the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when they nominated Kohner for an Oscar. The daughter of American producer Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar, Susan began her seven-year film career when she was signed by Universal in 1955. She retired from acting in 1962, after playing Martha Freud opposite Montgomery Clift in John Huston's Freud; two years later, she married fashion designer John Weitz. Susan Kohner's activities in the 1990s include serving on the board of directors of the Juilliard School of Music, and hosting a weekly radio program for the blind. http://www.allmovie.com/artist/susan-kohner-p38970 SEE RANK Susan Kohner Actress | Soundtrack Date of Birth 11 November 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA Birth Name Susanna Kohner Mini Bio (1) Susan Kohner was born on November 11, 1936 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was actress Lupita Tovar, a successful performer from the 1930's and it was only natural that for Susan to gravitate toward acting. Her first role was in To Hell and Back (1955) in 1955. One more film in 1956 and one in 1957 brought her to the attention of producers in the movie industry. Susan made four in 1959. The best of the lot was Imitation of Life (1959), a film starring Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. It was a dual story of Lana portraying a struggling actress and Susan as Sara Jane, struggling with the fact that although she appeared white, her mother was black. Susan's role as a young woman trying to cope in the white world while hiding the fact she was black was enough to win her an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Unfortunately, Susan lost out to Shelley Winters in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). After appearing in Freud (1962) in 1962, Susan left films for good with the exception of appearing in the television program Temple Houston (1963) in 1963. She wed John Weitz in 1964 and retired to raise a family. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson Spouse (1) John Weitz (30 August 1964 - 3 October 2002) (his death) (2 children) Trade Mark (1) Her beauty mark Trivia (9) Daughter of Lupita Tovar and Paul Kohner. Older sister of Pancho Kohner. Mother of Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. Husband John Weitz (born Hans Werner Weitz in Berlin on 25th May 1923) was a fashion designer, novelist, biographer, yachtsman and racing driver. He died on 3rd October 2002. Her father was a Czech Jewish immigrant, born in Teplice. Her mother was born in Matías Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico. Former fiancée of George Hamilton. Mother-in-law of Mercedes Martinez. Retired to raise her family. She and her mother Lupita Tovar both starred in films that the Library of Congress selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015: Tovar in Drácula (1931) and Kohner in Imitation of Life (1959). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0463435/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

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Actress (30 credits) Soundtrack (1 credit) Self (5 credits) Archive footage (2 credits)

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