Veteran actress Juanita Moore has died, aged 99.

The Oscar-nominated Imitation of Life star passed away at her home in Los Angeles on New Year's Day (01Jan14).

She became only the fifth African-American Academy Award nominee when she landed a Best Supporting Actress nod for portraying a housekeeper in the 1959 drama, alongside Lana Turner.

She also appeared in Disney's The Kid and on Tv in shows like Dragnet and Judging Amy.