Elizabeth Montgomery Biography
She then became a well-known face on television, appearing on various shows such as Kraft Television Theatre, Studio One, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But it was on the primetime comedy Bewitched where Elizabeth Montgomery garnered success and enjoyed an eight-year run from 1964 to 1972. She received four Golden Globe and five Emmy Award nominations for her role as Samantha Stephens, and the show was considered to be one of the most sophisticated sitcoms during its time. She has since been known for her nose twitching mannerisms whenever she was to do magic, which she later one later on relived for a string of Japanese commercials for Mother chocolate biscuits from 1980 to 1983.
After Bewitched ended, Elizabeth Montgomery spent her years on more dramatic roles, among of which being a rape victim in A Case of Rape, and as the title role in The Legend of Lizzie Borden. Her other film credits include A Killing Affair co-starring OJ Simpson, Amos, Batman: The Animated Series, as well as guest appearances in the game show Password and the Edna Buchanan detective series. Elizabeth Montgomery has also led the trend of promoting TV movies, which were followed by actresses such as Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett, Carol Burnett and Barbara Eden.
Elizabeth Montgomery was first married to socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann in 1954, but the marriage ended after a year. She then went on to marry Gig Young in 1956 which led to a divorce in 1963, and then to Bewitched producer William Asher, with whom she had three children. Her fourth and final marriage was to actor Robert Foxworth in 1993.
On May 18, 1995, Elizabeth Montgomery died of colorectal cancer, just eight weeks after her diagnosis. She was 62.