ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Elizabeth Montgomery was born on April 15th, 1933 in Hollywood, California with the middle name Victoria. She was born into the life of show business. Her father was actor Robert Montgomery and her mother, Elizabeth Bryon Allen was a stage actress.
After high school she earned a degree from the Spence School in New York City and then went on to study at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She then made her television debut on, "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1950) and would appear on over 200 of her fathers shows.
Soon she was appearing in such films as, "The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell" (1955) and "Johnny Cool" (1963). She became most well known for her role as the witch Samantha on the television series, "Bewitched" (1964). The series earned an eight year run and became at that time the highest rating series for ABC network. For her role in this series she earned five Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe nominations.
When this series came to an end she began to turn her focus on a number of made for television movies such as, "A Case of Rape" (1974), "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" (1975), "Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story" (1993) and she also appeared on such television series as, "Burke's Law", "Rawhide", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Eleventh Hour", "The Twilight Zone" and "Wagon Train".
She also appeared on a number of Japanese commercials for, "Mother" chocolate biscuits and in the early 90's she was also part of a number of documentaries such as, "Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair" (1988) and "The Panama Deception". Her last appearance was on the animated series, "Batman" doing voiceover work in 1995.
Elizabeth married a total of four times throughout her lifetime. Her first husband was Frederic Gallatin Cammann from 1954 through 1955. Elizabeth then married fellow actor Gig Young in 1956 and this marriage also soon came to an end in 1963. Her third time to marry was to William Asher in 1963 and they had three children together before they finalized their divorce in 1974. Her fourth and final husband was another actor Robert Foxworth from 1993 until she passed away from cancer on May 18th, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. Her remains were cremated at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.
She received a number of honors throughout her lifetime. She was ranked # 52 in, FHM's, "100 Sexiest Women" in 1995. She was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the television industry.
Montgomery had very liberal political views and spoke publicly about women's and gay rights. She also volunteered for the Los Angeles Unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic which would record books and CD's on educational material that the disabled could access.
1995 Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan
1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face
1993 Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story
1992 With Murder in Mind
1991 Sins of the Mother
1990 Face to Face
1985 Between the Darkness and the Dawn
1984 Second Sight: A Love Story
1983 Missing Pieces
1982 The Rules of Marriage
1981 When the Circus Came to Town
1980 Belle Starr
1979 Act of Violence
1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story
1978 The Awakening Land
1977 A Killing Affair
1976 Dark Victory
1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden
1974 A Case of Rape
1974 Mrs. Sundance
1972 The Victim
1965 The Flintstones
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
1964 Bikini Beach
1963-1964 Burke's Law
1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 77 Sunset Strip
1963 Johnny Cool
1963 Boston Terrier
1963 Saints and Sinners
1962 Alcoa Premiere
1961 Frontier Circus
1961 The Spiral Staircase
1961 Twilight Zone
1960 The Untouchables
1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1960 The Tab Hunter Show
1960 Bells Are Ringing
1959 Wagon Train
1959 Johnny Staccato
1959 The Third Man
1959 The Loretta Young Show
1958 Cimarron City
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month
1958 Bitter Heritage
1958 Playhouse 90
1955-1958 Studio One in Hollywood
1954-1957 Kraft Theatre
1951-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents
1956 Warner Brothers Presents
1955-1956 Appointment with Adventure
1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
1953-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre