Agnes Moorehead (Actor)

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(06-13-1900 - 04-30-1974) Age 74

Agnes Moorehead was a regular player with Orson Welles Mercury Playhouse. She appeared in 70 films beginning with Citizen Kane.  Modern audiences remember her as Endora, the mother-in-law in the series Bewitched.  Agnes Moorehead has had an extensive radio career during the golden age of radio.

She appeared in the following 2 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/06/1974 0001 The Old Ones Are Hard to Kill

An old lady rents a room to a sick boarder. She runs into problems with his strange deathbed confession.

01/26/1974 0021 The Ring of Truth A tortured story about a father's coercion to get his daughter to testify against her beloved in a homicide by vehicle case.

11 Responses to Moorehead Agnes

Agnes Moorehead was a great actress and I enjoyed her two appearances on CBSRMT and around the same time seeing her on reruns of Bewitched too.


Agnes Moorehead was a great choice for the very first CBSRMT episode. Her acting in both episodes is extremely good.

James King

Agnes Moorehead was in the very first episode of CBSRMT. She also had a long history in radio - The Shadow, Mercury Theater, Cavalcade of America, Suspense, and an episode of Mystery in the Air with Peter Lorre - I'm sure there are probably more shows that she appeared on. She was only on 2 episodes of CBSRMT. She passed away in 1974, so the two episodes were probably the last things she did.


Her biography, I Love the Illusion, is available.

Diane Flannagan

She shares my birthday. I didn't know she was in one besides the first. I will have to go back and hear them again


Agnes Moorhead was awesome in Sorry Wrong Number. She kept the suspense up. I liked her in The Ring of Truth. After that she annoyed me as well.


re: Agnes Moorehead . . I'd just as soon forget "Endora" - When I was a little kid watching "Bewitched' I just couldn't STAND her! HOWEVER, she IS the "!st Lady of Suspense" and a great voice actor(ress) OPEN QUESTION: Does anyone know why E.G. Marshall left CBSRMT? Like many, I feel Tammy Grimes just didn't work, and, was the show cancelled BECAUSE of her?


I liked her in both episodes. Believable and versatile. These shows were the last things she did. The second one of them was aired posthumously. What an enormous talent we lost.


Such an interesting face.


She rocked in the Twilight Zone classic "The Invaders." From what I recall, she played a terrified mute woman never uttering a word. A powerful performance to be sure.


I knew this one one of my favorites but didn't realize She was on any of the CBSRMT episodes. Now it makes sense. I brilliant actress and according to her peers, a lovely person according to Erin Murphy (Tabitha).


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