Elizabeth Montgomery

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Elizabeth Montgomery
Birth name Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery
Born April 15, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA
Died May 18, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA from colorectal cancer
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 TV Land Award, USA
1 Women in Film Lucy Award, USA
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Bewitched Samantha Stephens 1964–1972 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
The Awakening Land Sayward Luckett Wheeler 1978 miniseries

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Armstrong Circle Theatre 5x11 - The Right Approach November 10, 1953
Armstrong Circle Theatre Ellen Craig 5x21 - The Milestone January 19, 1954
Appointment with Adventure 2x08 - Relative Stranger November 20, 1955
Warner Brothers Presents Laura Woodruff 1x23 - Siege February 14, 1956
Climax! Betsy 2x31 - The Shadow of Evil May 24, 1956
Wagon Train Julie Carson 3x11 - The Vittorio Bottecelli Story December 16, 1959
The Untouchables Rusty Heller 2x01 - The Rusty Heller Story October 13, 1960
Thriller Rosamond "Ros" Denham 2x06 - Masquerade October 30, 1961
Frontier Circus Karina 1x06 - Karina November 9, 1961
Checkmate Vicki Page 2x13 - The Star System January 10, 1962
Saints and Sinners Eadie Donelli 1x14 - The Home-Coming Bit January 7, 1963
Burke's Law Stacey Evans 1x02 - Who Killed Mr. X? September 27, 1963
Rawhide Rose Cornelius 6x03 - Incident at El Crucero October 10, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Charlotte DeLavalle 6x06 - White Lie October 25, 1963
Burke's Law Smitty 1x21 - Who Killed His Royal Highness? February 21, 1964
Batman: The Animated Series Barmaid 4x02 - Showdown September 12, 1995

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Victim Kate Wainwright November 14, 1972 ABC Movie of the Week
Mrs. Sundance Etta Place January 15, 1974 ABC Movie of the Week
A Case of Rape Ellen Harrod February 20, 1974
The Legend of Lizzie Borden Lizzie Borden February 10, 1975 ABC Monday Night Movie
Dark Victory Katherine Merrill February 5, 1976
A Killing Affair Vikki Eaton September 21, 1977 CBS Wednesday Night at the Movies
Jennifer: A Woman's Story Jennifer Prince March 5, 1979 NBC Monday Night Movie
Act of Violence Catherine McSweeney November 10, 1979 CBS Saturday Night at the Movies
Belle Starr Belle Starr April 1, 1980 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
When the Circus Came to Town Mary Flynn January 20, 1981 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
The Rules of Marriage Joan Hagen May 10, 1982
Missing Pieces Sara Scott May 14, 1983
Second Sight: A Love Story Alexandra McKay March 13, 1984 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
Amos Daisy Daws September 29, 1985 CBS Sunday Night at the Movies
Between the Darkness and the Dawn Abigail Foster December 23, 1985 NBC Monday Night at the Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Password Plus January 8-12, 1979
Password Plus February 26-March 2, 1979
Password Plus July 30-August 3, 1979

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(9 Nominations)


  • Daughter of Robert Montgomery
  • Was married to Gig Young from 1956 to 1963
  • Was married to William Asher from 1963 to 1973; they had three children: sons William A. Asher (born in 1964) & Robert (born in 1965) and a daughter, Rebecca (born in 1969)
  • Was married to Robert Foxworth from 1993 until Elizabeth's death in 1995 and had a stepson, Bo
  • Had a younger brother, Robert Montgomery Jr.; he died in 2000
  • Had an older sister, Martha, who died of spinal meningitis when she was 14 months old
  • Attended the Westlake School for Girls in Holmby Hills, California and the Spence School in New York City
  • Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for 3 years.
  • Was personally devoted to liberal political beliefs
  • Was an outspoken champion of women's rights, AIDS activism and gay rights
  • She was the only cast member to appear in all 254 episodes of "Bewitched"
  • A bronze statue of Montgomery as Samantha Stephens was erected in Salem, Massachusetts in 2005
  • Was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously in 2008