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Agnes Moorehead (1900–1974)


Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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(6/7/44) Radio: Appeared on "Orson Welles' Almanac". See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[commenting on the "Method" school of acting] The Method school thinks the emotion is the art. It isn't. All emotion isn't sublime. The theater isn't reality. If you want reality, go to the morgue. The theater is human behavior that is effective and interesting. See more »

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Was a longtime friend of Debbie Reynolds. See more »

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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