26 Facts About Elizabeth Montgomery

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Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery was an American actress whose career spanned five decades in film, stage, and television.

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Elizabeth Montgomery's is best remembered for her leading role as the witch Samantha Stephens on the television series Bewitched.

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Daughter of actor, director and producer Robert Elizabeth Montgomery, she began her career in the 1950s with a role on her father's television series Robert Elizabeth Montgomery Presents, and she won a Theater World Award for her 1956 Broadway debut in the production Late Love.

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4.

Elizabeth Montgomery's mother was a native of Kentucky and her father was a native of New York.

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5.

Elizabeth Montgomery's had an elder sister, Martha Bryan Montgomery and a younger brother, Robert B Montgomery Jr.

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6.

Elizabeth Montgomery portrayed Borden in the TV movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden, unaware that Borden was her distant cousin.

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7.

Elizabeth Montgomery's studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan for three years.

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8.

Elizabeth Montgomery made her television debut in her father's series Robert Elizabeth Montgomery Presents and later appeared on occasion as a member of his "summer stock" company of performers.

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9.

In October 1953, Elizabeth Montgomery made her Broadway debut, starring in Late Love, for which she won a Theater World Award for her performance.

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10.

Elizabeth Montgomery's then made her film debut in Otto Preminger's The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell .

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11.

Elizabeth Montgomery returned to Broadway in 1956, appearing in The Loud Red Patrick.

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12.

Elizabeth Montgomery was nominated at the 13th Primetime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of southern nightclub performer Rusty Heller in a 1960 episode of The Untouchables, playing opposite David White, who later portrayed Larry Tate in Bewitched.

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13.

Elizabeth Montgomery's played the part of Rose Cornelius in the Rawhide episode "Incident at El Crucero" .

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14.

The series aired for eight seasons, from 1964 to 1972, and Elizabeth Montgomery received five Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations for her role on Bewitched.

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15.

Elizabeth Montgomery returned to Samantha-like twitching of her nose and on-screen magic in a series of Japanese television commercials for "Mother" chocolate biscuits and cookies which were produced by the confectionery conglomerate Lotte Corp.

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16.

Elizabeth Montgomery later played a pioneer woman facing hardship in 1820s Ohio in the miniseries The Awakening Land, for which she earned her ninth Emmy nomination.

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17.

In 1989, Elizabeth Montgomery returned to Broadway one last time in a production of Love Letters, opposite Robert Foxworth.

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18.

Elizabeth Montgomery's played one of her last roles in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series entitled "Showdown", in which she played a barmaid; this was her final work to be screened, since the episode aired posthumously.

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19.

In 1954, Elizabeth Montgomery married New York City socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann; the couple divorced less than a year later.

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20.

Elizabeth Montgomery's was married to Academy Award winning actor Gig Young from 1956 to 1963 and then she was married to director-producer William Asher from 1963 until their divorce in 1973.

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21.

Elizabeth Montgomery was personally devoted to liberal political causes, and she lent her name, along with a large amount of her time, money, and energy, to a wide variety of charitable and political causes.

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22.

Elizabeth Montgomery's was a champion of women's rights, AIDS activism, and gay rights.

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23.

Elizabeth Montgomery's was an ardent critic of the Vietnam War, and in later years, she was an active advocate for AIDS research and outreach to the disabled community.

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24.

In 1994, Elizabeth Montgomery produced several radio and television public-service announcements for Learning Ally's Los Angeles unit.

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25.

Elizabeth Montgomery's had ignored the influenza-like symptoms during the filming of Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan, which she finished filming in late March 1995.

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26.

Elizabeth Montgomery kept her parents' home in Patterson, Putnam County, New York.

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