If the film-listing chapter is entitled "Filmography" then perhaps this chapter is aptly entitled "Awardography."
Oscar - Certificate for Nomination for Award: Agnes Moorehead nominated for Academy Award of Merit, supporting actress in Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, December 31, 1964.
The Film Daily: Filmdom's Famous Fibes of 1954. Agnes Moorehead, whose creative contributions to the screen's progress were foremost in 1954. December 27, 1954. (This year included Magnificent Obsession.)
Motion Picture Relief Fund Testimonial: "Recognition to Agnes Moorehead for unselfish services you contributed on behalf of your Motion Picture Relief Fund, May 31, 1943."
Box Office Blue Ribbon Awards: "Best Picture of the Month" September, 1944, to Agnes Moorehead in The Seventh Cross (MGM) with Spencer Tracy.
December, 1944, to Agnes Moorehead in Mrs. Parkington (MGM) with Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon.
October, 1945, to Agnes Moorehead in Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (MGM) with Edward G. Robinson.
November, 1948, to Agnes Moorehead in Johnny Belinda (Warner Bros.) with Jane Wyman.
July, 1949, to Agnes Moorehead in The Stratton Story (MGM) with James Stewart.
July, 1960, to Agnes Moorehead in Pollyanna (Buena Vista) with Jane Wyman, Karl Malden.
April, 1966, to Agnes Moorehead in The Singing Nun (MGM) with Debbie Reynolds. Motion Picture Exhibitor International Laurel Award:
Agnes Moorehead Top 5 Supporting Performance 1965 Agnes Moorehead Top 5 Supporting Role 1966 Also 1951, 1952. Also 1954, 1955. Also 1956, 1957, 1958.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Golden Globe Award to Agnes Moorehead as Best Supporting Actress in 1964 in Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte.
New York Film Critics: Best performance by an actress in 1942 - to Agnes Moorehead in The Magnificent Ambersons.
National Academy of Teleuision Arts and Sciences: Certificate of nomination to Agnes Moorehead for the outstanding performance by an actress in supporting role in a comedy for her role in Bewitched, 19651966. Repeat 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1968-1969.
To Agnes Moorehead for "Night of the Vicious Valentine" on Wild, Wild West, February 10, 1967, (received this and Bewitched nomination same year. Won Emmy for this one.)
1964 T. V. and Radio Mirror: Editor's Award to Agnes Moorehead for tragic and comic roles on television and radio.
Los Angeles Metropolitan District, California Federation of Women's Clubs' Tenth Anniversary Convention awarded Agnes Moorehead the television award for her performance in Bewitched, 1966.
Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters: Pioneer in Broadcasting Industry Award to Agnes Moorehead.
Golden Mike Award: Best performance in suspense radio in 1953 to Agnes Moorehead in Sorry, Wrong Number.
Distinguished Achievement Award: 1945-1946 to Agnes Moorehead for distinguished achievement during the radio season 1945-1946 as outstanding dramatic performer in Sorry, Wrong Number.
B'Nai B'rith's Human Relations Award: to Agnes Moorehead, 11 whose personal and dedicated commitment to enhancing individual dignity and respect, promoting better intergroup understanding, and securing equal rights and opportunities for all, have strengthened and enriched America's democratic heritage," Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith, December 4, 1966.
The U. S. Commander, Berlin: (Her Americanism beliefs made her so proud of this one!) Agnes Moorehead, having dwelt east of the Elbe and behind the Iron Curtain, having joined the Berlin garrison in the forefront of free world resistance to Communism and having indicated unyielding support for the cause of freedom in this divided city, is in recognition from this day forth hereby designated "A Guardian of Berlin's Freedom," May 4, 1968 (while reviewing GI plays tour).
"The Play's the Thing" "Because Agnes Moorehead generously gave of her time and herself, for the purpose of providing a fund with which to buy theater tickets for visitors from foreign countries, the Minnesota International Center has been able to host 107 persons from abroad at theatrical productions at the University of Minnesota, the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Metropolitan Opera, The Stagecoach Playhouse, Theater in the Round, St. Paul Theater and other amateur theaters in metropolitan area.
"The names of the visitors who have enjoyed good theater, because of the A. M. Fund are listed below. We are pleased to present Agnes Moorehead with this SCROLL as a token of deep appreciation of the visitors and the Minnesota International Center." There followed names from these countries:
Africa: Angola, Chad, Egypt, Ghana, Malagasy, Mozambique, Tanganyika, Union of South Africa, Upper Volta, Nigeria. Middle East: Iraq, Israel, Turkey.
Latin America: Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela.
Europe: England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Iceland, Faroe Islands.
Asia: Federation of Malaya, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam. Australia and New Zealand.
Certificates from Glacier College, Kalispell, Montana, November 1, 1965; Nazareth College Alumni, October 10, 1964; Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, 1965; Alpha Psi Omega, dramatic fraternity, April 25, 1966, to Agnes Moorehead for meritorious participation in college dramatics; Monmouth College, Illinois, honorary degree of doctor of fine arts, April 26, 1959; Muskingum College, honorary degree, doctor of literature, June 9, 1947.
Bradley University Peoria, Illinois May 31, 1959 from Dean Olive B. White:
The lady whom I have the honor to present to you is a brilliant actress and teacher. Born in Boston, she was brought as a child to the Middle West where she received her schooling. She is a graduate of Muskingum College, Ohio, and won her Master's degree in English and Speech at the University of Wisconsin. The spell of the theater enticed her, however, from the classroom and the amateur theater to New York, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and fairer fortune on stage, radio and T.V. than rewards many a neophyte in that stern art. With Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, she collaborated in founding the Mercury Theater. Thence she went to Hollywood and the triumphs of Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Mrs. Parkington, Johnny Belinda, Magnificent Obsession, Jeanne Eagels, The Tempest to name but a few of the 48 films (as of 1959) to which her talent has brought her distinction. Four times she has been nominated for Academy Awards and she has won other prized citations.
Neither New York or Hollywood has monopolized her gifts, however, for she has proved herself a trouper in the brave old tradition, twice in this very fieldhouse, starring in stellar company she has given us the memorable theater experience of Don Juan in Hell and The Rivalry.
She is a teacher still, and a glad one in her direction of private drama classes and in her seminar at U.S.C.
It's a privilege, Mr. President, to present for the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts the distinguished dramatic artist, Agnes Moorehead.
First Writer's Award: to Agnes Moorehead for participation in Tomorrow the World (a Lester Cowan Production), January 30,1945.
There are a host of awards too numerous to mention for participating in every manner of charity and helpfulness you can imagine. For example:
The city of Los Angeles designated her ambassador at large, April 12, 1967.
The city of Paducah, Kentucky made her Duchess of Paducah, June 29, 1961. The State of Louisiana appointed her Honorary Brigadier
General on staff of Governor John McKeithen, June 3, 1964. San Francisco Jaycees honored her. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, California Institute of Technology, even George Gershwin Junior High, cited her for humane work on behalf of the youth of America. She was cited numerous times during World War 11 for services to war funds, etc.
Her contributions to Jewish Welfare both here and in Israel were numerous, and her constant interest in Jewish cultural affairs included Israel Festival of Music, which cited her at a Waldorf Astoria banquet.
Citations, certificates, trophies, and awards lined every bit of the four walls and shelves of her private office beyond the rumpus room. It was characteristic of this very private person to not parade these hundreds of awards where even visitors could ever see them. Instead, she kept them in the intimacy of her private office.