Agnes Moorehead on Radio Stage and Television

In a career spanning six decades, Agnes Moorehead (1900-1974) was perhaps unique among 20th-century American actresses in making her name in four entertainment media--radio, theater, film and television--after age 40.

Agnes Moorehead on Radio  Stage and Television

Agnes Moorehead (1900-74) was unique among twentieth-century American actresses in making a major career for herself in all four entertainment media after the age of 40. As the title indicates, Agnes Moorehead on Radio, Stage and TV focuses on Moorehead's career in radio, on the stage, and in television. A representative selection of 25 of her most interesting and representative performances in these media are discussed in separate profiles ranging in length from 1,500 to 7,500 words, with the longest chapters devoted to Mayor of the Town, Suspense, Moorehead's one-woman show, Bewitched and Gigi. Naturally, the book also covers Moorehead's celebrated appearance on The Twilight Zone, both her productions of Don Juan in Hell, and her Emmy-winning appearance on The Wild Wild West. Many less well-known performances have never been analyzed in detail before. These include fascinating and entertaining portrayals on TV series such as Wagon Train, Adventures in Paradise, Rawhide and Burke's Law. The profiles are organized in chronological order. Thus, from The Shadow to Gigi, the book can be read as a continuous, chronological narrative of Moorehead's unfolding acting career through more than three decades; or the individual chapters may be read as self-contained accounts of individual shows and performances. Each profile concentrates on Moorehead's contribution to the show or episode. In addition to analyzing the nature and function of Moorehead's role and how she performs it, the author variously discusses the place of the performance in her career development as a whole; her relationship with directors, producers, and/or fellow actors: comparisons and contrasts with similar types of roles in the same or other media; and curious, little known facts about the production. Nissen also discusses salient events in Moorehead's personal life at the time.

Agnes Moorehead

Synopses, cast and credits, review excerpts and miscellaneous information relating to her work are provided. The book also contains a general subject index.

Agnes Moorehead

This bio-bibliography provides an overview of the life and career of the noted actress Agnes Moorehead. A brief biography discusses her midwestern upbringing as well as her academic background and early struggles in acting. The largest portion of the book is devoted to detailed listings of her work in film, television, radio and theatre. Synopses, cast and credits, review excerpts and miscellaneous information relating to her work are provided. The book also contains a general subject index.

The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances Lynn Kear, John Rossman.
Married to ... Eulabelle Moore, a longtime stage actor, was born in ¡903 and died
in ¡964. Agnes Moorehead was born in Clinton, Massachusetts, in ¡900. A stage ...

The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.

I Love the Illusion

This is the 2nd edition of the bestselling book, including new cover, epilogue by Bewitched Forever author Herbie J Pilato, and copy of a lecture given by the author on the writing of the book!

I Love the Illusion

The definitive biography of an amazing personality... "BEST BOOK OF 2006!" - Classic Images "The perfect holiday gift, be it for Halloween or Christmas...One of THE most comprehensive and intelligently-written biographies out there, Bewitched-related or otherwise....This book NEEDS to be read. Plain and simple, without question. Bar-none." - Herbie J. Pilato, author of Bewitched Forever Lovers of old-time radio hold a special place in their heart for Agnes Moorehead. She was one of the busiest and most definitive actresses of that medium. The bottom line is that Agnes Moorehead is one of the few actresses who succeeded in every realm of show business: stage, radio, film, and television. The respect of her peers can be summed up in these statistics: four Academy Award nominations, seven Emmy nominations - with one win - two Golden Globe nominations - with two wins - and the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics. This impressive, 400+ page biography, complete with filmography and radiography, proves to readers and scholars alike that she was much more than the witch of Endor! This is the 2nd edition of the bestselling book, including new cover, epilogue by Bewitched Forever author Herbie J Pilato, and copy of a lecture given by the author on the writing of the book!

Superman on Film Television Radio and Broadway

White had a secretary named Miss Lane, played by Agnes Moorehead. The
episodes ... A member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater, Moorehead achieved
lasting fame in the ¡960s as the witch Endora on the TV series Bewitched. The
real ...

Superman on Film  Television  Radio and Broadway

First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.

The Films of Agnes Moorehead

Very few, if any, of her contemporaries achieved equal fame and fortune, as well
as the respect of her peers, in all four major entertainment media: radio, film,
theater, and television. For moviegoers of the 1940s and '50s, Moorehead was
the ...

The Films of Agnes Moorehead

In The Films of Agnes Moorehead, Axel Nissen looks at Agnes Moorehead’s sixty-three feature films between 1941 and 1973. Each film is profiled, with particular emphasis placed on the films that merit closer attention: Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Mrs. Parkington, Dark Passage, All That Heaven Allows, The Left Hand of God, The Swan, Tempest, The Bat, and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Arranged in chronological order, the discussion of these films highlights Moorehead’s contribution to each feature. In addition to analyzing her performances, the author discusses the development of Moorehead’s career as a whole, along with her relationship with various studios, directors, producers, and fellow actors. Based on extensive interviews with the actress’s surviving friends and co-workers, as well as detailed archival research into primary sources, this book brings to light new information not just about Moorehead’s work in film, but on her life and career in general.

Horror Stars on Radio

Starring Agnes Moorehead, Jack Kruschen, Richard Peel and Joseph Kearns.
Stagestruck. April 4, 1954, CBS, 60 min. ... Old-time radio had been killed by
television, and now most radio stations were saying sorry, we'd rather play Top
40 hits ...

Horror Stars on Radio

This book chronicles the radio appearances of all prominent classic horror movie stars—Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, and two dozen more, including “scream queens” like Fay Wray. It contains script excerpts from radio shows as well as material from narrated albums and music singles. Each star’s appearances are listed by show and air date, with descriptions of the subject matter.

John Willis Screen World

OTTO KRUGER , 89 , Ohio - born film , stage and tv actor , died of a stroke Sept. 6
, 1974 in Woodland ... AGNES MOOREHEAD , 67 , screen , stage , radio and tv
star , died of lung cancer Apr. 30 , 1974 in Rochester , Minn . She began her ...

John Willis  Screen World


Wisconsin Magazine of History

Papers , 1923-1974 , of actress Agnes Moorehead , including scripts for radio ,
motion pictures , television , and theater , plus Screen Actors Guild materials , fan
club files , miscellany , and scrapbooks containing correspondence , clippings ...

Wisconsin Magazine of History


Dramatics

Dramatics


Sticking My Ads Out

... and in 1935, Watching a movie was not as simple as turning on the TV or
slipping a DVD into a player. I saw movies on Lux Radio Theater. For example,
Sorry, IVrong Numher, starring Agnes Moorehead, was memorably created in
one hour ...

Sticking My Ads Out

In the first part of this warm and funny memoir Al Hampel relates his life growing up a poor kid in the industrial city of Paterson, New Jersey. He attends the Y camp in nearby Pennsylvania as a charity case wearing hand-me-down donations with labels featuring assorted names he never heard of. Just the beginning of his identity crisis he writes. After high school with WW II in full swing he enlists in the Navy and serves on a repair ship in the Pacific. With benefits from the GI bill Hampel earns a degree in marketing from NYU. Following a series of small time copywriting jobs, Al lands a position in Young&Rubicam, an ad agency he could only dream of joining . Y&R was considered the most creative of all the shops on Madison Avenue. He recounts his rise through the ranks, stepping around and over the very talented copywriters who wrote the award winning advertising that set Y&R apart. Along the way he describes the ads and the work habits that helped him scale the Everest of copy departments to become copy chief. Hampel was a pioneer in the writing of cast or integrated commercials. He would get the scripts of the most popular TV shows weeks in advance and write a minute second ending tailored to the story line of the entire episode. The second ending contained the sponsors commercial. Viewers believed they were seeing a continuation of the show they were watching but instead they were exposed to a commercial seamlessly and entertainingly. Shows that Hampel wrote second endings for included, Jack Benny, Danny Thomas, Andy Griffith, Hogans Heroes, Lucy, Gomer Pyle, Jean Arthur, and Laugh In. In those years Hampel wrote the endings to more TV shows than any other writer for television. In the course of working on the Lays Potato Chip account Al chose Buddy Hackett to replace Bert Lahr who had been the beloved Lays spokesman before passing away. It was not an easy transition, but Al formed a close and mutually respectful relationship with Hackett that led to the creation of dozens of humorous spots and a profitable alliance for Frito Lay. In some of the funniest anecdotes in the book Hampel tells of his travels with Buddy, the Vegas years and the celebrities he meets along the way. One chapter describes, How Buddy Hackett became the Lays Potato Chip spokesman and how he blew the job". In the 1970s, Al Hampel wrote one line that he will ever be remembered for and that is now quoted in ad agencies the world over, Its Not Creative Unless It Sells. Recently he updated the line in keeping with the surge of Internet advertising. From hits and views you can tell everything but will it sell.

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film Television

214 Moorehead , Agnes Moorehead , Agnes ( 1900 - 1974 ) AGNES
MOOREHEAD IS PROBABLY BEST KNOWN ... By the time she graduated from
high school , she was considering a career on the stage . ... She toured with
several companies , but when the Depression made opportunities scarce , she
turned to radio .

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film   Television

How did Liberace's costumes kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as 'the best white cheerleader in Detroit'? For these answers and many more, fans can dip into this book. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopaedia of queer arts and culture - www.glbtq.com - this is the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space. From the porn industry to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, from body building to Dorothy Arzner, this is an indispensable guide: readable, authoritative and concise.

Broadcasting

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Broadcasting


Films in Review

28. Paul Page, 70. Kenneth "Ish" Brady, 27, of rock group Kallabash Corp. (
motorcycle accident); Mary Corbett, 48, screen-ty actress. 30. Agnes Moorhead,
67: Howie Lund, 50, radio personality. MAY. 1: Carlo Ninchi. 78, Italian stage-
screen-tv ...

Films in Review


Contemporary Authors

He worked in theatre , radio , television , and film in Canada , Great Britain , and
the United States . ... took its cue from Orson Welles and his famed Mercury
Theatre , a group comprised of actors such as Agnes Moorehead and Joseph
Cotten .

Contemporary Authors


Sorry Wrong Number

However , in the hands of a fine actress like Agnes Moorhead , the script turned
out to be more the character study of a ... It has , since its birth in radio , been
done also on television , on the stage as a one - act play , and finally , in
expanded ...

Sorry  Wrong Number

In two plays, an invalid woman tries to stop an unidentified person from killing her after overhearing the plot over the phone, and a driver tries to rid himself of a ghostly hitchhiker that follows him during a cross-country road trip.

Theatre Arts

Agnes Moorehead in an evening of drama , di SKCT BY ACTINO rected by
Charles Laughton , Mar. ... N.Y. , U.S.A. • STAGETELEVISION • SCREEN •
RADIO PUBLIC APPEARANCES ENROLL NOW Courses in Diction , Public
Speaking ...

Theatre Arts


Great Radio Personalities in Historic Photographs

... which led to his own television series . 158 . Agnes Moorehead ( 1906 – 1974 )
. Agnes Moorehead probably spent more time on radio than she did on the stage
and in films , with which she is usually associated . Miss Moorehead made her ...

Great Radio Personalities in Historic Photographs

All the favorites from the golden days of radio appear in black and white portraits. Extended biographical captions make this irresistible for fans of entertainment history.

The Motion Picture Guide

... of the actors from his “ Mer - cury Theatre " radio and stage days ( launching
such people as Joseph Cotten , Agnes Moorehead , Everett ... multiple takes on
many scenes where the total edged up to the hundred mark ; used sound
creatively due to his radio experience . ... other TV efforts include a production of "
King Lear ” on “ Omnibus , " as well as other Shakespearean parts , " Colgate
Theater : The ...

The Motion Picture Guide