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Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Robertson Moorehead (December 6, 1900 – April 30, 1974) was an American actress whose 41-year career included work in radio, stage, film, and television. She is best known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched, but she also had notable roles in films, including Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Dark Passage, All That Heaven Allows, Show Boat, and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

Moorehead rarely played lead roles, but her skill at character development and range earned her one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards in addition to nominations for four Academy Awards and six Emmy Awards. She was the first woman to host the Oscars ceremony. Her transition to television won acclaim for drama and comedy. She could play many different types, but often portrayed haughty, arrogant characters.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 6th, 1900 (Worcester County), Died April 30th, 1974 (Rochester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 4081 1/23/1946 Barbara Frietchie (Whittier) Agnes Moorehead speaker  
Decca L 4082 1/23/1946 Nancy hanks (Benet) Agnes Moorehead speaker  
Decca L 4083 1/23/1946 Landing of the pilgrim fathers (Hemans) Agnes Moorehead speaker  
Decca L 4347 1/21/1947 Sorry, wrong number: Part 1 Agnes Moorehead ; Agnes Moorehead speaker  
Decca L 4348 1/21/1947 Sorry, wrong number: Part 2 Agnes Moorehead ; Agnes Moorehead speaker  
Decca L 4349 1/21/1947 Sorry, wrong number: Part 3 Agnes Moorehead ; Agnes Moorehead speaker  
Decca L 4350 1/21/1947 Sorry, wrong number: Part 4 Agnes Moorehead ; Agnes Moorehead speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moorehead, Agnes," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108025.

Moorehead, Agnes. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108025.

"Moorehead, Agnes." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108025

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