Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life

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Few movies inspire the devotion of Douglas Sirk's 1959 drama "Imitation of Life"--an irresistible story of two single mothers raising daughters together and also commentary on ambition, sex, and racial identity. "Born to be Hurt" is the first in-depth "biography" of "Imitation of Life." Lana Turner, on the brink of personal and professional ruin after her mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato was stabbed by her daughter, starred as glamorous actress Lora Meredith. Juanita Moore played the greatest role up to that time for an ...

Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life 2010, Griffin, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312605551

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Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life 2009, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312373368

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