Late Agnes Moorehead was a renowned American actress best known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched. The one-time Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards winner Agnes worked as an actress for over four decades before her death in 1974.
Agnes Moorehead's Early Age
Agnes Moorehead was from an upper-middle-class family born on December 6, 1900, in Clinton, Massachusetts, the United States of America to John Henderson Moorehead and Mildred McCauley. She holds an American nationality and comes from a diverse ethnic background.
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Moorehead joined the chorus of the St. Louis Municipal Opera Company in her early days, where she nurtured her acting skills. In 1918, she graduated from Central High School in St. Louis.
Agnes Moorehead's Career
Her professional career got a breakthrough after she joined Orson Welles' Mercury Players, as one of his principal performers along with Joseph Cotten in 1937.
Then she appeared in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and received the New York Film Critics Award and an Academy Award nomination, which followed her role in the 1943 movie Journey Into Fear.
In the mid-1940s, she became a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, negotiating a $6,000-a-week contract and also appeared in Dark Passage and Since You Went Away.
Moorehead became one of the most in-demand actresses for radio dramas during the 1940s and 1950s, especially on the CBS show Suspense.
Having appeared in films like Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, All That Heaven Allows, Show Boat, Hush… Hush, and Sweet Charlotte.
Agnes Moorehead also appeared in the television show Bewitched in 1964, which gained her a lot of fame.
Agnes Moorehead's Personal Life
Talking about her personal life, she was married twice in her life, but both of her married life was dissolved before she died.
She was first married to her first husband, John Griffith Lee, who was also a famous actor in the United States. He was popular for his role in On the Town Desk Set. They got married in 1930 and divorced in 1952.
In 1949, the former couple had an adopted son, Sean, though he ran away later. In 1954, Moorehead married actor Robert Gist, but their relationship dissolved in 1958. They didn't share children while being together for four years.
Agnes' Cause Of Death
On April 30, 1974, Moorehead died due to uterine cancer.
Agnes Moorehead's net worth
Agnes definitely had collected a huge amount of money from her four decades-long professional careers. Her net worth was $700 thousand during her last days.