Agnes Moorehead Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, and Death

Agnes Moorehead Biography

Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an actress, radio, and television personality also, a film personality. She has been in her career for 41 years.

Agnes Moorehead Education

In 1918, she completed her high school education at Central High School. According to her father’s demands, she got enrolled in Muskingum College from where she graduated with a degree in Biology, and later on she got an honorary Doctorate Degree in Literature from the same school. Also, she attained a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin.

Agnes Moorehead Career life

Agnes took a job as a teacher in a government school when her family moved to Reedsburg, Wisconsin but before this, she worked as a trustee to a board for one year. Also, Agnes’s career has been 41 years old.

Agnes on the radio.

Her first job was in a radio program; Believe it or Not, and that the same time she was involved in three stage plays. Also, she was involved in broadcasts like Evenings in Paris, The Gumps. Also, she featured in the play All Kings Horses.

Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead

As a talk show anchor, she features programs like The Shadow, Way Down East, The Mercury Theatre On The Air, The Adventure of Superman, and Terry and the Pirates

Her movie career

At the end 1940s, Agnes began appearing in movies, such as The Youngest Profession, The Lost Moment, Cage, Keep Your Powder Dry, and The Great Sinner among others. She joined the television drama and series in the 1950s.

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Actress Agnes Moorehead, 67,

Some of the most prominent TV dramas at that time like Adventure in Paradise, Twilight Zone, The Greatest Show On Earth, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Wagon Train, and many more.

Later in the 1960s, she features Madame Acanti in the musical drama High Spirits and the hilarious series “Bewitched” playing Endora. Also, she cast Velma Cruther in the American suspense movie.” Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte”

Agnes Moorehead Bewitched movie

In 1964, is when Moorehead enrolled in the Endora role in Bewitched. Later, Agnes comments to have not expected the much success she got.

However, she had negotiated to appear in only eight of every 12 episodes made, therefore allowing her sufficient time to pursue other projects. 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. The role brought her a level of recognition that she had not received before as Bewitched was in the top 10 programs for the first few years it aired.

Moorehead is a sixth Emmy Award nominee but her interviews record that she has enjoyed the career much. In her role, she remains in it until the end run in 1972. 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.”

Later that year, she said she had enjoyed playing the role, but it was not challenging and the show itself was “not breathtaking”, although her flamboyant and colorful character appealed to children. She expressed a fondness for the show’s star Elizabeth Montgomery and said she had enjoyed working with her.

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, describing her as “a tough old bird.”

In fall 1964, Moorehead participated in a five-minute commercial spot featuring casts of both Bonanza and Bewitched, announcing the new 1965 Chevrolet line. Agnes has been with Dan Blocker in ’65 Chery 2′.

Agnes Moorehead Tv Shows

Bewitched (TV Show)
Caged (TV Show)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Show)
Night Gallery (TV Show)

The Wild Wild West (TV Show)
The Twilight Zone (TV Show)
The Rifleman (TV Show)

  •  Rawhide (TV Show)
  •  Suspicion (TV Show)
  • Wagon Train (TV Show)
  •  Love, American Style (TV Show)
  •  Command Performance (TV Show)

Agnes Moorehead Movies

  • Charlotte’s Web (Movie)
  • Dear, Dead Delilah (Movie)
  • What’s The Matter With Helen? (Movie)
  • The Singing Nun (Movie)
  • Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Movie)

How The West Was Won (Movie)
Who’s Minding The Store? (Movie)
Jessica (Movie)
Bachelor In Paradise (Movie)
Twenty Plus Two (Movie)
Pollyanna (Movie)

  • The Bat (Movie)
  • Night Of The Quarter Moon (Movie)
  • Tempest (Movie)
  • Jeanne Eagels (Movie)
  • Raintree County (Movie)

The Story Of Mankind (Movie)
The True Story Of Jesse James (Movie)
Meet Me In Las Vegas (Movie)
The Opposite Sex (Movie)
Pardners (Movie)

  • The Conqueror (Movie)
  • The Revolt Of Mamie Stover (Movie)
  • The Left Hand Of God (Movie)
  • All That Heaven Allows (Movie)
  • Untamed (Movie)
  • Magnificent Obsession (Movie

Main Street To Broadway (Movie)
Scandal At Scourie (Movie)
The Story Of Three Loves (Movie)
Those Redheads From Seattle (Movie)
The Blazing Forest (Movie)

  • Adventures Of Captain Fabian (Movie)
  • The Blue Veil (Movie)
  • Show Boat (Movie)
  • Fourteen Hours (Movie)
  • Captain Black Jack (Movie)
  • Caged (Movie)
  • The Stratton Story (Movie)
  • Without Honor (Movie)
  • The Great Sinner (Movie)
  • Johnny Belinda (Movie)

The Woman In White (Movie)
Station West (Movie)
Summer Holiday (Movie)
The Lost Moment (Movie)
Dark Passage (Movie)
Her Highness And The Bellboy (Movie)
Keep Your Powder Dry (Movie)
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (Movie)
Jane Eyre (Movie)
Mrs. Parkington (Movie)

  • Dragon Seed (Movie)
  • The Seventh Cross (Movie)
  • Since You Went Away (Movie)
  • Tomorrow The World (Movie)
  • The Youngest Profession (Movie)
  • Government Girl (Movie)
  • Journey Into Fear (Movie)
  • The Magnificent Ambersons (Movie)
  • The Big Street (Movie)
  • Citizen Kane (Movie)

Cause of Agnes Moorehead’s Death

Moorehead died at the age of 73 years in Rochester, Minnesota. She died on April 30, 1974, the death cause is uterine cancer. Mary, her mother died next in 1990 at the age of 106. Moorehead may have developed cancer from radioactive fallout from atmospheric atomic bomb tests while making The Conqueror with John Wayne in St. George, Utah.

Moorehead is interred at Dayton Memorial Park in Dayton, Ohio. In 1994, she was posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The Agnes Moorehead Lounge was opened as exhibiting memorabilia for her.

Moorehead bequeathed $25,000 to Muskingum College, with instructions to fund one or more “Agnes Moorehead Scholarships”. Also, Muskingum received half of her manuscripts and some to the University of Wisconsin. John Brown University took the Ohio farm altogether with Agnes’s Bible and biblical scholarship materials.

For Moorehead’s jewelry and clothes, Mary was the sole inheritor of it all. Moreso, the property Agnes left did support her mother for the remaining life she had. Moorehead’s attorney, Franklin Robner received the Beverly Hills home in it with all furnishings and property. The charity contributions filled in for her friends and domestic staff.

In her will, she made no provision for Sean, né John Griffith Lee, whom she had allegedly adopted, and the will state that she had “no children, natural or adopted, living or deceased”

Agnes Moorehead Age

In addition to the 41 years of her career, she died at 73 years and was born in 1900, December 6th.

Agnes Moorehead Nationality

Agnes is an American born in Clinton, Massachusetts, and died in Rochester, Minnesota.

Agnes Moorehead Spouse/Husband/marriage

First, she was married in 1930 to John Griffith Lee, an entertainer. However, they had no children together so they adopted a son, Sean(1949). After 22 years, Agnes and John divorced(1952).

Her next marriage was to co-actor Robert Gist, but it was for only four years(1954-1958).

Agnes Moorehead Net Worth

She died with an estimated net worth of $2 million.