Saturday, 22 September 2012

1964, Television: "Bewitched"

"Bewitched" premièred on September 17, 1964 on the American channel ABC. This situation comedy ran for eight seasons from 1964 to 1972, starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York (1964–1969), Dick Sargent (1969–1972), Agnes Moorehead, and David White. The show tells the story of a beautiful witch who marries an ordinary man and tries to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. A total of 254 were produced. In 1976, 4 years after Bewitched ended a spin-off was produced titled "Tabitha" with Lisa Hartman as Tabitha Stephens, the daughter of Samantha and Darrin.
Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens
The young advertisement agency executive, Darrin Stephens marries the beautiful Samantha Stephens. On their honeymoon, Sam tells Darrin that she is a witch with magic powers. He makes her promise that she will never use witchcraft or spells in the future. Later on Sam can't resist and she uses her magic to help Darrin and herself. Sam's mother, Endora does not accept her mortal son-in-law, hates him and can hardly say his name correctly. In the suburb where they live, their curious neighbour Gladys Kravitz suspects Samantha...
Agnes Moorehead as Endora, Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens and Dick York as Darrin Stephens
Main Cast
  • Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens
  • Dick York (1964–1969) as Darrin Stephens
  • Dick Sargent (1969–1972) as Darrin Stephens
  • Agnes Moorehead as Endora
  • David White as Larry Tate
  • Cynthia Black (1966) as Tabatha Stephens
  • Heidi and Laura Gentry (1966) as Tabatha Stephens
  • Tamar and Julie Young (1966) as Tabatha Stephens
  • Diane Murphy (1966–1968) as Tabatha Stephens
  • Erin Murphy (1966–1972) as Tabatha Stephens
  • Alice Pearce (1964–1966) as Gladys Kravitz
  • Sandra Gould (1966–1971) as Gladys Kravitz
  • George Tobias as Abner Kravitz
  • Irene Vernon (1964–1966) as Louise Tate
  • Kasey Rogers (1966–1972) as Louise Tate
  • Marion Lorne as Aunt Clara
  • Elizabeth Montgomery (credited as "Pandora Spocks") as Serena
Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens and Agnes Moorehead as Endora
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy: William Asher (1966)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: Alice Pearce (1966) (Awarded posthumously. Pearce's husband, Paul Davis, accepted the award.)
  • Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: Marion Lorne (1968) (Awarded posthumously. Lorne died ten days before the ceremony. Elizabeth Montgomery accepted the award.)

Opening Credits

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