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Agnes Moorehead

Agnes Moorehead (December 6, 1900 - April 30, 1974) was a United States character actress. She was born in Clinton, Massachusetts.

Moorehead was part of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater on the Air radio program in the 1930s and appeared in a Broadway production of Don Juan in Hell in 1950.

The lung cancer which took her life is traced by some back to her work in The Conqueror, filmed near nuclear-weapon test sites in Nevada and in sets dressed with truckloads of dirt from the area. She died in Rochester, Minnesota

Notable roles

Mary Kane, Citizen Kane, 1941
Fanny, The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Academy Award nomination
Aspasia Conti, Miss Parkington, 1944, Golden Globe, Academy Award nomination
Aggie McDonald, Johnny Belinda, 1948, Academy Award nomination
The woman, The Twilight Zone episode: "The Invaders" (1961)
Endora, Bewitched, 1964-1972, five Emmy nominations
Velma Cruther, Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, 1964, Golden Globe, Academy Award nomination

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