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Agnes Moorehead
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Promotional photo of Moorehead (1960s)
Born
Agnes Robertson Moorehead

(1900-12-06)December 6, 1900
Died April 30, 1974(1974-04-30) (aged 73)
Resting place Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1933–1974
Spouse(s)
John Griffith Lee
(m. 1930; div. 1952)

Robert Gist
(m. 1954; div. 1958)

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.

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