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Agnes Moorehead: Radio Career

This LibGuide is designed to introduce the Muskingum community to the life and work of our 1923 alumna, Agnes Moorehead.

Radio Credits


Program Role
1929–1930 Believe It or Not Ensemble
1930–1933 Sherlock Holmes Ensemble
1931 The Ben Bernie Show Ensemble
1932–1933 Mysteries In Paris Nana
1933–1934 Evenings In Paris Anna
1933–1936 The Armour Hour Ensemble
1934 The Gumps Min
1934–1935 Heartthrobs of the Hills Ensemble
1935–1937 Dot and Will Rose
1935–1936 The New Penny  
1936 Way Down East  
1936–1938 The March of Time Ensemble. Moorehead was noted for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt.
1937 Terry and the Pirates The Dragon Lady
1937–1939 The Shadow Margo Lane
1938 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Ensemble
1938 The Campbell Playhouse Ensemble
1938–1941 Cavalcade of America Ensemble
1939–1940 Brenda Curtis Brenda's mother
1939–1940 The Aldrich Family Mrs. Brown
1940 The Adventures of Superman Lara
1941–1942 Bringing Up Father Maggie
1941–1942 Bulldog Drummond Ensemble
1942–1949 Mayor of the Town Marilly
1942–1960 Suspense Moorehead's appearances on Suspense were so numerous that she became known as "The First Lady of Suspense". Her most noted role was as Mrs. Elbert Stevenson in "Sorry, Wrong Number". She first performed the role on May 25, 1943 and reprised it on eight occasions through her last appearance on the program in 1960.

Sorry, Wrong Number