Agnes Moorehead

Actress Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress. Although she began with the Mercury Theatre, appeared in more than seventy films beginning with Citizen Kane and on dozens of television shows during a career that spanned more than thirty years, Moorehead is most widely known to modern audiences for her role as the witch Endora in the series Bewitched.
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Joan Blondell Q&A with Biographer Matthew Kennedy: Warner Bros. Years, Rare ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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It's got an amazing cast, including Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Laughton, Audrey Totter, and a pubescent Natalie Wood. Joan is absolutely wonderful in it. She plays Wood's neglectful, self-absorbed mother, yet she keeps our sympathy and
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Top 10: Essential Utah movies - Salt Lake Tribune
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... the cast and crew were exposed to fallout from nuclear testing in Nevada — and some 90 of the 220 people working on the film (including Wayne, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead and director Dick Powell) were diagnosed with cancer (though many of them
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James Stewart's early roles featured Aug 13 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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I dare you to watch Gingold as Bianca de Passe and not see the genesis of Agnes Moorehead's Endora. Throughout his career, Stewart, in addition to frequently playing likable Average Joe-types, would frequently dabble in westerns
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Marion resident savors memories of meeting Hollywood stars - Ocala
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"Here's one signed by orchestra leader Guy Lombardo, and another by the great actors Charles Boyer, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Laughton and Sir Cedric Hardwicke — all whom were in the restaurant at the same time," Digiulio said
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Morning Call Sheet: More 'Bewitched,' More Alice, Cool Countdowns, and a Dumb ... - Big Hollywood
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They tuned in to watch Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead — who cannot be replaced. We were told Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell were the biggest stars on the planet when the 2005 “Bewitched” screen adaptation flopped in every way imaginable
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Interview: Alan K. Rode Brings 'Noir City' to Chicago's Music Box Theatre - HollywoodChicago.com
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HollywoodChicago.com: Have you ever wondered what “Sorry, Wrong Number” would've been like if it had starred Agnes Moorehead, who originated the role on radio, instead of Barbara Stanwyck? Rode: Well I think Agnes Moorehead would've been great,
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Fredo and Pat's 1970s adventure - Boston Globe
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Hollywood in the '30s would be a very different proposition without the invariably satisfying presence of an Edward Everett Horton or Beulah Bondi; in the '40s without a Sydney Greenstreet or Agnes Moorehead; in the '50s without an Arthur O'Connell or
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Maureen Dowd: We have already crossed over into 'The Twitter Zone' - Sacramento Bee
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Agnes Moorehead may seem to be a lonely farm woman under attack by scary little robots, but after she kills them and takes an ax to their spaceship, it turns out that she's the scary Amazon alien and the little men were US astronauts from Earth
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The Twitter Zone - New York Times
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Agnes Moorehead may seem to be a lonely farmwoman under attack by scary little robots, but after she kills them and takes an ax to their spaceship, it turns out that she's the scary Amazon alien and the little men were US astronauts from Earth
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Na wschód od Edenu - Gazeta Wyborcza
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Farmer z Nowej Anglii Zebulon Prescott (Karl Malden) wyrusza z żoną Rebeccą (Agnes Moorehead) i dziećmi na zachód w poszukiwaniu lepszych warunków życia. Rodzina podróżuje tratwą w dół rzeki Ohio. W drodze poznają trapera Linusa Rawlingsa (James
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Jane Greer on TCM: OUT OF THE PAST, THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Dir: Sidney Lanfield Cast: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead. BW-80 mins 2:30 AM RUN FOR THE SUN (1956) A British traitor hunts humans in the jungles of Mexico. Dir: Roy Boulting Cast: Richard Widmark, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer
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Se fueron Pedro Armendáriz y John Wayne - Esto
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Otros actores con cierto renombre en esa época que murieron a causa del terrible mal fueron Agnes Moorehead, enfermo de un pulmón; John Hoyt, también de pulmón, y el doble Chuck Robertson. El gran actor mexicano falleció el 18 de junio de 1963
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UMaine 2011 Summer Music Theatre Festival to present 'The Bat' - Bangor Daily News
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Originally written in 1920, Rinehart's play was adapted into a silent film in 1926, and then revived again in a 1959 version starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 pm June 17, 18, 24, 25 and 2 pm June 19 and 26
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George Christy Talks About Fred Hayman, Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, Zsa ... - The Beverly Hills Courier
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... Polly Bergen, Oscar Levant who coined the word Tinseltown, Jeanne Crain, Mia Farrow, Agnes Moorehead, Nelson Eddy, Spencer Tracy and others. Gustavo and wife Eloisa planned to stop by, but baby Martin (born April 1st) needed them at home
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Filme und Unterhaltung im TV - Höhepunkte Freitag, 10. Juni 2011 - Suite101.de
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Joseph Cotton und Agnes Moorehead spielen die weiteren Hauptrollen. Weniger subtil, dafür aber wesentlich blutiger, geht es in „The Hills Have Eyes - Hügel Der Blutigen Augen“ in RTL2 um 22:20 Uhr zu. Die Handlung selbst ist da weniger wichtig,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Agnes Moorehead
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 73
    Moorehead was one of the first members of the company to perceive a connection between the film and the fallout. Her friend Sandra Gould, who was featured with her on Bewitched, recalls that long before Moorehead developed the uterine cancer that killed her in 1974, she recounted rumors of "some radioactive germs" on location in Utah, observing: "Everybody in that picture has gotten cancer and died."
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    Moorehead died of uterine cancer on April 30, 1974, in Rochester, Minnesota; she is buried at Dayton Memorial Park in Dayton, Ohio.
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    She commented to the New York Times in 1974, "I've been in movies and played theater from coast to coast, so I was quite well known before Bewitched, and I don't particularly want to be identified as a witch."
  • 1973
    Age 72
    For the 1973 Broadway adaptation of Gigi, Moorehead portrayed Aunt Alicia and performed various songs, including "The Contract" for the original cast recording.
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    Moorehead also memorably supplied the voice of the friendly Mother Goose in Hanna-Barbera's 1973 adaptation of the E. B. White children's book Charlotte's Web.
  • 1970
    Age 69
    In 1970, Moorehead appeared as one of the sisters to a dying woman who haunts her own house in the early Night Gallery episode "Certain Shadows on the Wall".
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  • 1969
    Age 68
    Co-star Dick Sargent, who in 1969 replaced the ill Dick York as Samantha's husband, Darrin Stephens, had a more difficult relationship with Moorehead, caustically describing her as "a tough old bird."
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  • 1965
    Age 64
    She also felt that the television writing was often below standard and dismissed many of the Bewitched scripts as "hack" in a 1965 interview for TV Guide.
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  • 1964
    Age 63
    In 1964, Moorehead accepted the role of Endora, Samantha's (Elizabeth Montgomery) mortal-loathing, quick-witted witch mother, in the situation comedy Bewitched.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1959
    Age 58
    In 1959, Moorehead guest starred on The Rebel.
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  • 1954
    Age 53
    She married actor Robert Gist in 1954 and they divorced in 1958.
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  • 1952
    Age 51
    In 1952, she recorded an album of the drama, and performed scenes from the story in her one-woman show in the 1950s.
  • 1951
    Age 50
    Moorehead was in Broadway productions of Don Juan in Hell in 1951–1952, and Lord Pengo in 1962–1963.
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    Moorehead skillfully portrayed puritanical matrons, neurotic spinsters, possessive mothers, and comical secretaries throughout her career. She played Parthy Hawks, wife of Cap'n Andy and mother of Magnolia, in MGM's hit 1951 remake of Show Boat.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1943
    Age 42
    In 1943–1944, Moorehead portrayed "matronly housekeeper Mrs. Mullet", who was constantly offering her "candied opinion", in Mutual Radio's The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall; she inaugurated the role on CBS Radio.
  • 1942
    Age 41
    From 1942 to 1949, Moorehead played the role of the mayor's housekeeper in the radio version of Mayor of the Town.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1937
    Age 36
    Moorehead met Orson Welles, and by 1937 was one of his principal Mercury Players, along with Joseph Cotten.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 29
    Moorehead married actor John Griffith Lee in 1930 and they divorced in 1952.
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  • 1929
    Age 28
    She then pursued postgraduate studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which she graduated with honors in 1929.
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  • 1923
    Age 22
    In 1923, Moorehead earned a bachelor's degree, with a major in biology, from Muskingum College (now Muskingum University) in New Concord, Ohio; while there, she also appeared in college stage plays.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1918
    Age 17
    Moorehead always said she graduated from Central High School in St. Louis, in 1918.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 5
    Moorehead later shaved six years off her age by claiming to have been born in 1906.
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  • 1900
    Born
    Born on December 6, 1900.
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