Black Hollywood Takes A Double Hit!

Today we learned that both  Actor James Avery  and Juanita Moore has passed away.

Juanita Moore Oscar Nominee for her work in the Imitation of Life Dies at the age of 99

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Juanita Moore (born October 19, 1922) is an American film and television actress. She is the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category.

Moore had a number of bit parts and supporting roles in motion pictures through the 1950s and 1960s. Her most famous role was as housekeeper Annie Johnson in the 1959 remake of Imitation of Life. Moore’s portrayal of the broken-hearted Annie, whose daughter Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) passes for white, won her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

 

In a Glendale, CA hospital James Avery died from complications of an open heart surgery. We know him as Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He will be missed prayers go out to his family and friends. Here are some great moments of James Avery

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