Born to Be Hurt

Born to Be Hurt

It’s a line from the 1950s movie,  Imitation of Life, starring glorious Lana Turner.  Annie says this of her daughter, Sara Jean, who cannot accept that she is of mixed race, denies her Afro-American mother (Annie), and follows a self-destructive path until Annie, her mother, dies…much too soon and much too young.  “How,” Annie asks Lana, who plays a celebrated actress in the movie, “…how do you tell your own child that she was born to be hurt?”  

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