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Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Agnes Moorehead as "Velma"

Forty years ago, on the night they were meant to elope, Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) found her lover decapitated during a party, the blood on her dress leading everyone to suspect she was the murderer. Now, in 1964, Charlotte is an old recluse and must fight to keep her home. She enlists the help of her cousin Velma (Olivia de Havilland), who was there at the time of the murder. However, soon after Velma's arrival, Charlotte's mind becomes unstable, and she starts seeing her dead lover's head.

Academy Award (1965) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1965) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Johnny Belinda (1948)

Agnes Moorehead as "Aggie MacDonald"

In this acclaimed drama, Belinda McDonald (Jane Wyman), a young deaf-mute woman living off the coast of Canada on Cape Breton Island, becomes close to the new local doctor, Robert Richardson (Lew Ayres). When Belinda is raped by a customer at her family's farm and becomes pregnant, many suspect Dr. Richardson. Seeking to start over in a new location with Belinda, he leaves town to find a new home, but more conflicts ensue, further jeopardizing their happiness.

Academy Award (1948) Nominated Best Supporting Actress

Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Agnes Moorehead as "Baroness Aspasia Conti"

Now in her 80s, Susie Parkington (Greer Garson) recalls her marriage six decades earlier, which was followed by the revelation that her husband, Augustus (Walter Pidgeon), was still romantically entangled with French Baroness Aspasia Conti (Agnes Moorehead). She also looks back on the untimely passing of her mother and one of her children, two of the defining events of her life. And with her adult son needing a cash infusion to save his skin, she ponders the fate of her fortune.

Academy Award (1944) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1944) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Agnes Moorehead as "Fanny"

Orson Welles' acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene (Joseph Cotten), but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel's only son, George (Tim Holt), is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union. As George in turn courts the woman he wants to marry, a string of tragedies befalls the family.

Academy Award (1942) Nominated Best Supporting Actress

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