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The Non-Tragic Mulatto in 'Imitation of Life'

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Sarah Kohner as Sarah Jane in Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life

There's perhaps no better example of misguided melodrama than 1934/1959's Imitation of Life, and according to our critic, no more culturally defining or disturbing character than its light-skinned, half-breed heroine.

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