Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Agnes Moorehead

Recorded July 17th, 1971 - 24 min

Actress known as “the first lady of radio drama.” She earned that title over a period of twenty years working on hundreds of broadcasts, including the Mercury Theatre, The March of Time, The Shadow, Aldrich Family and Suspense.   She was born December 6, 1900 and was 70 when she was in Chicago to promote a “new concept of mini-theaters” for United General Theaters.  She followed her radio career with many roles in films and TV, including the series Bewitched. She died April 30, 1974 at age 73. Agnes Moorehead was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2014.

Suspense - 11/18/48 - Sorry Wrong Number

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Agnes Moorehead star in "Sorry Wrong Number" on Suspense, November 18th, 1948.


  1. Mary says... comment left on April 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Agnes was born in 1900. She later changed it to 1906 because that was the year when her sister was born.

  2. Kim says... comment left on January 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you for this. I am an actress/writer/filmmaker, and Agnes is my absolute idol. She is THE reason that I “create.” 🙂