N/A (passed away Apr. 30th, 1974)
Clinton, Massachusetts, USA
Agnes Moorehead's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - Bewitched
1973 - Charlotte's Web
1971 - What's the Matter with Helen?
1964 - Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
1963 - Who's Minding the Store?
1962 - How the West Was Won
1960 - Pollyanna
1959 - The Bat
1957 - The Story of Mankind
1956 - The Conqueror
1956 - Pardners
1955 - Untamed
1955 - All That Heaven Allows
1954 - Magnificent Obsession
1951 - Show Boat
1950 - Caged
1949 - The Stratton Story
1948 - Station West
1948 - Summer Holiday
1948 - The Woman in White
1947 - Dark Passage
1944 - Since You Went Away
1943 - Journey Into Fear
1942 - The Magnificent Ambersons
1941 - Citizen Kane
Guest TV Roles
Born Agnes Robertson Moorehead in Clinton, Massachusetts, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister. She was a graduate of Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio then went on to earn a master's degree in English and public speaking at the university of Wisconsin. She continued her studies in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began appearing on Broadway and radio.
With Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles, she was founder and charter member of the famed Mercury Theater Players. She worked in radio throughout her career, and received many accolades. Agnes was involved in two of the most famous shows of all time: Sorry Wrong Number which earned her the Golden Mike Award as well as a Golden Record and the hard to forget War of the Worlds the infamous Orsen Welles broadcast.
She had five nominations for Oscars in her career and made her film debut in Orsen Welles movie "Citizen Kane." Agnes Moorehead appeared in many movies often cast in acid tongue roles and some are: "The Magnificent Ambersons, Our Vines have Tender Grapes, Dark Passage, The Left Hand of God and The Bat."
Her numerous TV guest appearances led her to the 1960s TV sitcom Bewitched and became "Endora" the overbearing mother.
She and several cast members were exposed to radiation while making "The Conqueror" in Nevada which led to speculation this was the cause when diagnosed with lung cancer.
She worked until the very end. Coming full circle, she ended her career on the Broadway stage.
- On the first season of filming _"Bewitched" (1964)_ (qv), she didn't like aspects of the script, but felt she couldn't complain to director 'William Asher' (qv) because he was 'Elizabeth Montgomery (I)' (qv)'s husband (at the time).
- Did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin.
- Favorite color was purple - she was so fond of the color friends called her the "lavender lady."
- Remembered by many as the magical mother-in-law "Endora" on _"Bewitched" (1964)_ (qv), though she preferred to be remembered for other roles.
- Attended Muskingum College in New Concord, OH, which was also attended by astronaut and later Senator 'John Glenn (III)' (qv).
- Initially turned down the role of "Endora" in _"Bewitched" (1964)_ (qv), but reconsidered when 'Elizabeth Montgomery (I)' (qv) asked her in person, when they met in a department store. Moorehead joined the cast not expecting the show to last more than one season, let alone become a long-running hit.
- Adopted son Sean with first husband 'Jack G. Lee' (qv).
- Agnes died of cancer as did almost every actor and crew member of the film, _The Conqueror (1956)_ (qv). This included 'Susan Hayward (I)' (qv), 'John Wayne (I)' (qv) and director 'Dick Powell (I)' (qv), to name just a few. Some people strongly believe that, unknown by those involved with it at the time, the film was shot on a former nuclear testing site.
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