Agnes Moorehead: The Woman, The Myth – Everybody’s Favorite Witch!

Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Known mostly for her role as Endora Samantha’s mortal-loathing, quick-witted witch mother, in the situation comedy Bewitched. 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.

That said she had also notable for her film roles in Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, All That Heaven Allows, Show Boat and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

While rarely playing lead roles, Moorehead’s skill at character development and range earned her one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards in addition to four Academy Award and six Emmy Award nominations. Moorehead’s transition to television won acclaim for drama and comedy. She could play many different types, but often portrayed haughty, arrogant characters.

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  1. She indeed was one of those people while not considered ”stars”were great at what they did and you knew when you saw her face on the screen that she would make any role no matter how small it was very important,She like so many of her fellow character actors always did great jobs and made you believe that they were the characters they were playing .And that what made them and her great actors .Thank you so much for the great job you did .