Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead

Highest Rated: 100% Jane Eyre (1944)

Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)

Birthday: Dec 6, 1900

Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, USA

Best known for her role as Endora on the TV series "Bewitched" (ABC, 1964-1972), Agnes Moorehead had a career that spanned the mediums of stage, screen and radio. Born in Clinton, Massachusetts, her family relocated to St. Louis, Missouri when Moorehead was a child. During childhood Moorehead began to show a talent for mimicry and expressed a desire to become an actress. Moorehead graduated from Muskingum College in 1923, with a major in biology. During her time at college she appeared in several plays, after which she taught public school for 5 years and earned a master's in public speaking and English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. When her career began after a course of study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, things were shaky for a while. She struggled with unemployment until she got a start in radio, a medium where she excelled. She struggled to breakthrough in film, however, and spent years working in Orson Welles Mercury Players, and her film debut came in "Citizen Kane" (1941) when she played the mother of Welles's character. She appeared the following year in "The Magnificent Ambersons", and the following year in "Journey Into Fear" (1943). Moorehead went on to play significantly more noticeable roles in films like "The Big Street" (1942), "Mrs. Parkington" (1944) and "The Youngest Profession" (1944). Moorehead was soon under contract to MGM with an atypical clause stipulating that she appear in any radio projects that the studio was working on. Moorehead appeared in a number of television series throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, but nothing resonated with audiences more than her portrayal of Endora, the witch mother of Elizabeth Montgomery's character Samantha. She was recognized for her work on the show a number of times but always claimed that she felt trapped by the role. Agnes Moorehead died in 1974 from uterine cancer in Rochester, Minnesota.

Highest rated movies

The Seventh Cross
Jane Eyre
Citizen Kane
Johnny Belinda
All That Heaven Allows
Dark Passage
The Stratton Story
The Magnificent Ambersons

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Frankenstein: The True Story Mrs. Blair (Character) - 1973
77% 67% Charlotte's Web The Goose (Voice) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolling Man Grandmother (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of Terror Bronsky (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 50% Dear, Dead Delilah Delilah Charles (Character) - 1972
55% 41% What's the Matter With Helen? Sister Alma (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage: Year One Grandma Duden (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove Mrs. Pringle (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Single Marlene (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballad of Andy Crocker Lisa's mother (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 52% Alice Through the Looking Glass The Red Queen (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 57% The Singing Nun Sister Cluny (Character) - 1966
82% 85% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Velma (Character) - 1965
40% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Mrs. Phoebe Tuttle (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jessica Maria Lombardo (Character) - 1962
86% 74% How the West Was Won Rebecca Prescott (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 40% Bachelor in Paradise Judge Peterson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Mrs. Eleanor Delaney (Character) - 1961
86% 80% Pollyanna Mrs. Snow (Character) - 1960
20% 47% The Bat Cornelia van Gorder (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Quarter Moon Cornelia Nelson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tempest Vassilissa Mironova (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 58% Jeanne Eagels Nellie Neilson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 13% The Story of Mankind Queen Elizabeth I (Character) - 1957
86% 35% The True Story of Jesse James Mrs. Samuel (Character) - 1957
11% 52% Raintree County Ellen Shawnessy (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 53% Pardners Mrs. Matilda Kingsley (Character) - 1956
33% 46% The Opposite Sex Countess (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% The Swan Queen Maria Dominika (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 66% Meet Me in Las Vegas Miss Hattie (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 10% The Conqueror Hunkin (Character) - 1956
40% 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Bertha Parchman (Character) - 1956
90% 81% All That Heaven Allows Sara Warren (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 49% The Left Hand of God Beryl Sigman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% Untamed Aggie (Character) - 1955
88% 71% Magnificent Obsession Nancy Ashford (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Those Redheads From Seattle Mrs. Edmonds (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandal at Scourie Sister Josephine (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 53% The Story of Three Loves Aunt Lydia (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Mildred Waterbury (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blazing Forest Jessie Crain (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Captain Fabian Aunt Jezebel (Character) - 1951
83% 73% Fourteen Hours Christine Hill Cosick (Character) - 1951
82% 70% Show Boat Parthy Hawks (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 67% The Blue Veil Mrs. Palfrey (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% Caged Ruth Benton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Blackjack Mrs.Emily Birk (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Honor Katherine Williams (Character) - 1949
89% 81% The Stratton Story Ma Stratton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 50% The Great Sinner Emma Getzel (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman in White Countess Fosco (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 42% Station West Mrs. Mary Caslon (Character) - 1948
91% 88% Johnny Belinda Aggie MacDonald (Character) - 1948
71% 43% Summer Holiday Cousin Lily (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 60% The Lost Moment Juliana Borderau (Character) - 1947
90% 82% Dark Passage Madge Rapf (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Highness and the Bellboy Countess Zoe (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 79% Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Bruna Jacobson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 78% Keep Your Powder Dry Lieut. Colonel Spottiswoode (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 63% Tomorrow the World Aunt Jessie Frame (Character) - 1945
100% 71% The Seventh Cross Mme. Marelli (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 74% Mrs. Parkington Baroness Aspasia Conti (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% Dragon Seed Third Cousin's Wife (Character) - 1944
100% 83% Jane Eyre Mrs. Reed (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Youngest Profession Miss Featherstone (Character) - 1943
73% 49% Journey Into Fear Mrs. Mathews (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 61% The Big Street Violette Shumberg (Character) - 1942
89% 84% The Magnificent Ambersons Fanny (Character) - 1942
99% 90% Citizen Kane Mrs. Mary Kane (Character) $977.3K 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched Endora (Character) 1964-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Mrs. Cooper (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Woman (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957