Some of the pictures at the bottom of this page will show Agnes Moorehead not looking like the iconic image that many of us associate with the mother of Samantha the witch in Bewitched, but it is also a valid picture of her in some of her varied roles over a career that spanned 41 years.
Agnes Moorehead was born in 1900 and died in 1974, and spanned a large volume of work. She was primary viewed as a character actress which meant she went for the part of distinctive people. She effectively played puritanical idiots, possessive mothers, lonely spinsters and finally as a poor woman in a cabin in the woods that is attacked by aliens.
In that character, she is the very opposite of the character displayed in Bewitched. No makeup, raggedy clothes and a tired and hopeless demeanor. The aliens may be humanoids or robots account to wikipedia and at one point, after she has managed to find them in her attic and smash their ship, you can hear them on radio letting the home world know that “this planet is inhibited by huge aggressive giants.” It was my thought at the time that they were human beings, and Angus was a being on a planet we were trying to visit. But, there was a lot left unclarified.
The point is that Agnes Moorehead played a large range of characters, even appearing on broadway. Her iconic Eudora makeup was simply the main thing on television she because known for due to the show’s popularity.
Below find a range of pictures of her. She is one of my favorite actresses…right up there with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis and Mae West. She was also not one of the narrowest focused in terms of character portrayal of the set either.