The blogger at Movie Star Makeover writes a fun and interesting review (with lovely, sharp photos) of Agnes Moorhead and her acting career in "Who Are You Today, Agnes?"
I had never researched Ms. Moorehead's background (she's on that "someday I'll read all about her" list). So I didn't know many things about the actress.
Here are a few bits of trivia:
- Agnes Moorehead was the daughter of a minister. Later in her radio career she would recite the books of the Bible in 14 seconds as a sort of parlor trick.
- She originated the role of the unsympathetic invalid in "Sorry, Wrong Number" for radio.
- The actress attended Columbia University to earn a PhD in speech.
- She could impersonate Eleanor Roosevelt and won plaudits from the then-First Lady herself.
Now that I've whetted your appetite, go read "Who Are You Today, Agnes?"