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Elizabeth Montgomery

Samantha Stephens in Bewitched

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Birth name: Elizabeth Montgomery
Birth date: 1933/04/15
Date of death : 1995/05/18 (62 years old)
Birth place : Los Angeles

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Biography for Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her TV debut in her father's 1950s playhouse series "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1950) and appeared in more than 200 live programs over the next decade. She once remarked "I guess you could say I'm a TV baby". Notable early film roles included The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) and Johnny Cool (1963). She is best remembered, however, for her leading role as the witch Samantha in the top-rated ABC sitcom "Bewitched" (1964). Her family - mother Endora (Agnes Moorehead), look-alike cousin (Montgomery) and advertising executive husband Darrin (first Dick York then Dick Sargent) - tried to suppress her supernatural skills but often turned to her tricks to solve problems. The signal of impending witchcraft was a twitch of Samantha's nose. After her first and only TV series ended she turned to made-for-TV movies, many of which won critical praise: A Case of Rape (1974) (TV), The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) (TV), Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993) (TV). She narrated the movie The Panama Deception (1992) which won an Academy Award in 1993. Reference works showed her as 62 when she died though the family said she was 57. The family did not disclose the type of cancer which caused her death.

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Filmography

Title Role
Batman Barmaid (1 episode, 1995)
Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (1995) (TV) Edna Buchanan
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994) (TV) Edna Buchanan
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993) (TV) Blanche Taylor Moore
With Murder in Mind (1992/I) (TV) Gayle Wolfer
Sins of the Mother (1991) (TV) Ruth Coe
Face to Face (1990) (TV) Dr. Diana Firestone
Between the Darkness and the Dawn (1985) (TV) Abigail Foster
Amos (1985) (TV) Daisy Daws
Second Sight: A Love Story (1984) (TV) Alaxandra McKay
Missing Pieces (1983) (TV) Sara Scott
The Rules of Marriage (1982) (TV) Joan Hagen
When the Circus Came to Town (1981) (TV) Mary Flynn
Belle Starr (1980) (TV) Belle Starr
Act of Violence (1979) (TV) Catherine McSweeney
Jennifer: A Woman's Story (1979) (TV) Jennifer Prince
The Awakening Land (1978) (mini) TV Series Sayward Luckett Wheeler
A Killing Affair (1977) (TV) Vikki Eaton
Dark Victory (1976) (TV) Katherine Merrill
The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) (TV) Lizzie Borden
A Case of Rape (1974) (TV) Ellen Harrod
Mrs. Sundance (1974) (TV) Etta Place
The Victim (1972) (TV) Kate Wainwright
Bewitched Samantha Stephens / ... (254 episodes, 1964-1972)
The Flintstones Samantha Stephens (1 episode, 1965)
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) (uncredited) Bwana's Daughter, The Witches Witch
Burke's Law Smitty / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) Mellisa Morris
The Eleventh Hour Polly Saunders (1 episode, 1963)
77 Sunset Strip Charlotte Delaville (1 episode, 1963)
Rawhide Rose Cornelius (1 episode, 1963)
Johnny Cool (1963) Darien 'Dare' Guiness
Beach Party (1963) (uncredited) Miss Sims
Boston Terrier (1963) (TV) Millie Curtain
Saints and Sinners Eadie Donelli (1 episode, 1963)
Alcoa Premiere Iris Hecate (1 episode, 1962)
Checkmate Vicki Page (1 episode, 1962)
Frontier Circus Karina (1 episode, 1961)
Thriller Rosamond 'Ros' Denham (1 episode, 1961)
The Spiral Staircase (1961) (TV)
The Twilight Zone The Woman (1 episode, 1961)
The Untouchables Rusty Heller (1 episode, 1960)
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Lillie Clarke (1 episode, 1960)
The Tab Hunter Show Hilary Fairfield (1 episode, 1960)
Wagon Train Julie Carson (1 episode, 1959)
Johnny Staccato Fay Linn (1 episode, 1959)
Riverboat Abigail 'Abby' Carruthers (1 episode, 1959)
Letter to Loretta Millie (1 episode, 1959)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Karen (1 episode, 1958)
Cimarron City Ellen Wilson (1 episode, 1958)
The DuPont Show of the Month Miss Kelly (1 episode, 1958)
Bitter Heritage (1958) (TV) Mary Brecker
Playhouse 90 Mary Brecker (1 episode, 1958)
Suspicion Ellen (1 episode, 1958)
Studio One Helen Durand / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1958)
Kraft Television Theatre Ann Evans / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1957)
Robert Montgomery Presents Cornelia Otis Skinner / ... (27 episodes, 1951-1956)
Climax! Betsy (1 episode, 1956)
Warner Brothers Presents Laura Woodruff (1 episode, 1956)
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) Margaret Lansdowne
Appointment with Adventure (1 episode, 1955)

Trivia

She and Robert Foxworth, the actor, lived together for over twenty years until her death.

She died 8 weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer and was cremated.

Member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Ms. Montgomery refused to do her famous nose twitch for enduring fans after her "Bewitched" show went off the air. She spent the remainder of her career pursuing dramatic roles that took her as far away from the Samantha typecast as possible.

Montgomery never actually twitched her nose as her "Bewitched" (1964) character Samantha. Instead, she twitched her upper lip, which caused her nose to follow and thus gave the impression she was twitching her nose.

She lost out on the part of Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954) to Eva Marie Saint. Director Elia Kazan, in his autobiography "A Life," says that the choice of an actress to play the part was narrowed down to Montgomery and Saint. Although Montgomery was fine in her screen test, there was an air of finishing school about her. Kazan thought this genteel quality would not be becoming for Edie, who was raised on the waterfront in Hoboken, NJ. He gave the part to Saint who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, in the part.

Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 422-423. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Died on the same day as her Johnny Cool (1963) co-star Elisha Cook Jr..

Ranked #52 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women"(1995).

Appeared on an episode of "The Flintstones" (1960), providing the voice of a cartoon version of her famous "Bewitched" (1964) character, Samantha Stevens.

Family

Spouse : Robert Foxworth (28 January 1993 - 18 May 1995) (her death), William Asher (26 October 1963 - 1973) (divorced) 3 children, Gig Young (28 December 1956 - 1963) (divorced), Fred Gallatin Cammann (27 March 1954 - 1955) (divorced)

Children, with Asher, William Jr (b. 1964), Robert, Rebecca Elizabeth (b. 17 June 1969)

Daughter of 'Elizabeth Allen' and Robert Montgomery.

She had an older sister, Martha Bryan Montgomery.

Mother of Rebecca Asher.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by fredgim

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