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Bewitched

Agnes Moorehead

Endora

Five-time Oscar nominee Agnes Moorehead earned an equal number of Emmy nominations for her work on Bewitched. The daughter of Presbyterian minister John R. Moorehead, she began performing in summer stock at the age of 10 and later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera Company, where she stayed for four years. A graduate of Muskingham College in Ohio, Moorehead earned her master's degree in English and public speaking at the University of Wisconsin. She moved to New York, where she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Moorehead was heard in thousands of radio broadcasts, including March of Time, Cavalcade of America and Mayor to the Town. In the late 1940s she gave a tour de force radio performance in Sorry, Wrong Number. She was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Players and played the great actor's mother in Citizen Kane. Moorehead died at the age of 68 on April 30, 1974. She was buried next to her father on the family farm in Ohio.

Character Bio

Endora is a 1,000-year-old witch (give or take a few hundred years). She is married to, though separated from, a warlock/actor named Maurice. Their daughter Samantha is Endora's pride and joy. It is Samantha's marriage to a mortal that drives her to some fairly elaborate schemes. Both fiery-haired and tempered, she possesses an urbane wit and stylish sensibility which endear her to everyone she meets -- except her son-in-law. Endora speaks hundreds of languages and is a lecturer on the Witches Council Convention circuit. She commands respect in both natural and supernatural circles. Her hobbies (other than torturing Darrin) are mountain climbing, shopping, lunching in Paris, reading Harpies Bizarre Magazine and spending time with her family.