Friday, 11 November 2011

Susan Kohner

Happy Birthday to

Susan Kohner

75 today

Susan has not acted since 1964. By choice she retired, aged just 28, to raise a family. I'm sure her two children, with non Hollywood type John Weitz, count themselves lucky, not just because their parents obviously wanted the very best for them but because their mother chose to turn her back on an exceptionally promising career. Oscar nominated for her role of the light-skinned black girl dealing with prejudice in Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life she proved she could take an unappealling character and reveal the hidden layers of vulnerability.


Alex in Movieland said...

I've only seen her in Imitation of Life... she was fine in the big scene towards the end, but Juanita should've easily won that Oscar.

Julie the Jarhead said...

"Imitation of Life" is of my fav movies.