Agnes Moorehead

publicity photo of Agnes Moorehead on “Bewitched,” c. 1969, ABC Television

Birth Name: Agnes Robertson Moorehead

Date of Birth: December 6, 1900

Place of Birth: Clinton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: April 30, 1974

Place of Death: Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, Welsh, English

Agnes Moorehead was an American actress.

She was the daughter of Mary, a singer, and John Henderson Moorehead, a Presbyterian clergyman. Her family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, during her childhood.

Agnes’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Paterson Moorehead (the son of Francis Moorehead and Mary B. Patterson). Francis was the son of Samuel Moorehead, who was Scottish, and of Elizabeth Sproal.

Agnes’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Forsyth (the daughter of David Forsyth and Isabel Wilson). David was the son of John Forsythe, who was born in Munster, Ireland, and of Susanna Griffith. Isabel was Scottish, from Glasgow.

Agnes’s maternal grandfather was Terrance Edward McCauley (the son of Thomas McCauley and Ann Phillips). Terrance was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England.

Agnes’s maternal grandmother was named Margaret Doyle. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania.

Source: Genealogy of Agnes Moorehead (focusing on her mother’s side) –


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