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Agnes Robertson Moorehead (The Lavender Lady, Aggie, Madame Mauve, Bobby) was born on 6 December, 1900 in Clinton, Massachusetts, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous. Discover Agnes Moorehead's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Agnes Moorehead networth?
|Popular As||Agnes Robertson Moorehead (The Lavender Lady, Aggie, Madame Mauve, Bobby)|
|Age||74 years old|
|Born||6 December 1900|
|Birthplace||Clinton, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date of death||30 April, 1974|
|Died Place||Rochester, Minnesota, USA|
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Agnes Moorehead Height, Weight & Measurements
At 74 years old, Agnes Moorehead height is 5' 6½" (1.69 m) .
|Height||5' 6½" (1.69 m)|
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Not Available|
Who Is Agnes Moorehead's Husband?
Her husband is Robert Gist (14 February 1953 - 11 March 1958) ( divorced), Jack G. Lee (5 June 1930 - 11 June 1952) ( divorced)
|Husband||Robert Gist (14 February 1953 - 11 March 1958) ( divorced), Jack G. Lee (5 June 1930 - 11 June 1952) ( divorced)|
Agnes Moorehead Net Worth
Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Agnes Moorehead worth at the age of 74 years old? Agnes Moorehead’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Agnes Moorehead's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.
|Citizen Kane (1941)||$2,000 /week|
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On August 27, 2018, she was honored with a day of her film work during the TCM Summer Under The Stars.
She was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame at 6604 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri on May 15, 1994.
Survived by her mother, who outlived her by 16 years, dying at the age of 106 in 1990.
Agnes performed numerous times on television before landing the role of Endora on Bewitched (1964). One particularly interesting part came her way through the director Douglas Heyes who remembered her from "Sorry, Wrong Number".
She also starred with Joseph Cotten in "Prescription Murder" (1962). While not a great critical success, this was much liked by audiences and it introduced a famous detective named Lieutenant Columbo.
He cast her in the starring - and indeed, only role in The Twilight Zone: The Invaders (1961). As the lonely old woman confronted by tiny alien invaders in her remote farmhouse, Agnes never utters a single word and cleverly acts her scenes as a pantomime of unspoken terror. Of course, the genial Agnes Moorehead has been immortalized as Elizabeth Montgomery's flamboyant witch-mother, Endora, although that was not a role the actress wished to be remembered for (in spite of several Emmy Award nominations). Indeed, she had thought this whole witchcraft theme to be rather far-fetched and was somewhat taken aback by the show's huge popularity. Agnes had a special clause inserted in her contract which limited her appearances to eight out of twelve episodes which gave her the opportunity to also work on other projects.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1719 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
She had a rare starring role in the campy horror flick The Bat (1959), giving (according to the New York Times of December 17) 'a good, snappy performance'. On Broadway, she appeared in such acclaimed plays as "All the King's Men" and "Candlelight".
Died of cancer, as did Susan Hayward, John Wayne and director Dick Powell, as well as other cast and many crew members on the film, The Conqueror (1956). Some people strongly believe that, unknown by those involved with it at the time, the film was shot on location at a site which received heavy fallout from atmospheric nuclear testing at the (then) Nevada Proving Grounds.
From 1954, she also toured the U. S. and Europe with her own a one-woman show entitled "The Fabulous Redhead".
She enjoyed success with "Don Juan in Hell", touring nationally: the first time (1951-2) with Charles Laughton and Cedric Hardwicke, the second time (though receiving fewer critical plaudits) with Ricardo Montalban and Paul Henreid in 1973.
First woman to co-host the Academy Awards (with Dick Powell) (1948).
Parkington (1944); for her role as the title character's Aunt Aggie in Johnny Belinda (1948) and for playing Velma, the hard-boiled, suspicious housekeeper of Bette Davis in Hush. . .
Other notable film appearances included Jane Eyre (1943), with Orson Welles, The Woman in White (1948) as Countess Fusco), The Lost Moment (1947) (as a 105-year old woman) and Dark Passage (1947), a classic film noir in which she had third billing behind Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall as the treacherous , malevolent Madge Rapf.
She received her greatest critical acclaim for her emotive second screen performance as Aunt Fanny Minafer in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). In addition to being voted the year's best female performer by the New York Film Critics she was also nominated for an Academy Award. Through the years, Agnes would be nominated three more times: for her touching portrayal of the jaded but sympathetic Baroness Conti in Mrs.
In her first film, the iconic Citizen Kane (1941), she played the titular character's mother.
Agnes was involved in the famous "War of the Worlds" broadcast of 1938 which attracted nationwide attention and resulted in a lucrative $100,000 per picture deal with RKO in Hollywood. The Mercury players (the other principals were Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Paul Stewart and George Coulouris) packed up and went west. An ebullient and versatile character actress, Agnes was impossible to typecast: she could play years older than her age, appear as heroine or villainess, tragedienne or comedienne.
Significantly, through her radio work on "The Shadow"and "March of Time" in 1937, she met and befriended fellow actor Orson Welles. Welles soon invited her to join him and Joseph Cotten as charter members of his Mercury Theatre on the Air.
She was Min Gump in "The Gumps" (1934), the 'dragon lady' in "Terry and the Pirates" (1937), Margot Lane of classic comic strip fame in "The Shadow", Mrs. Danvers in "Rebecca" and the bed-ridden woman about to meet her end in "Sorry, Wrong Number". Acting on the airwaves was so important to her that she would insist on its continuation as a precondition of a later contract with MGM.
From the 1930s to the 50s, she appeared on numerous serials, dramas and children's programs.
Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1929.
Agnes was born of Anglo/Irish ancestry near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a dancer and singer for four years. In keeping with her father's dictum of finishing her education first (then being permitted to do whatever she wished with her career), Agnes attended Muskingum College (Ohio), and, subsequently, the University of Wisconsin. She graduated with an M. A. in English and public speaking and later added a doctorate in literature from Bradley University to her resume. When her family moved to Reedsburg, Wisconsin, where her father had a pastorate, Agnes taught public school English and drama for five years. In between, she went to Paris to study pantomime with Marcel Marceau. In 1928, she began training at the American Academy for Dramatic Arts and graduated with honors the following year. In order to supplement her income , Agnes had turned to radio early on.
She had her first job in 1923 as a singer for a St. Louis radio station. Her love for that medium remained with her all her life.
Survived by her mother, Mary Mildred (1883-1990), who was ninety when Agnes died in 1974. Mary (known as Mollie) died aged 106, in the year Agnes would have turned ninety.