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Agnes Moorehead Biography

Birth Name:
Agnes Robertson Moorehead
Birth Place:
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Her father was a Presbyterian minister
  • Made her professional stage debut at 11 as a ballet dancer performing with the St
  • Louis Municipal Opera
  • Briefly became a high school teacher before shifting her focus to acting
  • Met Orson Welles when they appeared together on radio programs and joined his Mercury Theater on the Air Company
  • Her first film role was playing the mother of Orson Welles' character in 1941's Citizen Kane
  • In 1954, began touring worldwide in her one-woman show, The Fabulous Redhead
  • Best known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched (1964-72)
  • Was rumored to have developed cancer from filming The Conquerer downwind from a nuclear test site

Awards

  • 1971Emmy-Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1971Emmy-Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy: nominated
  • 1970Emmy-Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy: nominated
  • 1969Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series: nominated
  • 1968Emmy-Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: nominated
  • 1967Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1966Emmy-Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: nominated
  • 1965Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1964Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1948Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1945Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1944Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1942Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1942National Board of Review-Best Acting: winner
  • 1942New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner

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