Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Elizabeth Montgomery hiding behind a hat

In 1933, American on September 8, 2016 at 10:54 am


May 19, 1995: Elizabeth Montgomery, the mischievous witch with the nasal twitch who brought her enchanting whimsy into America’s living rooms for eight years, died Thursday morning. Daughter of actor Robert Montgomery and stage actress Elizabeth Allen, her first TV work came in 1951 as a summer repertory player on her father’s “Robert Montgomery Presents.” Thirteen years later she had perfected her craft to the point where she was a convincing, otherworldly Samantha Stephens, the crafty, always entertaining heroine of “Bewitched.” But she was not the prototypal hag with a cackling voice and a wart on her nose. Instead, she was stylishly clad, impeccably groomed and a cunning sophisticate. After Samantha and her clan left the airways, Miss Montgomery made a dramatic metamorphosis and ended her career portraying deadly killers, hardened women or hapless victims.

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