Elizabeth Montgomery And 'Bewitched:' Behind The Scenes

By Rebeka Knott
Elizabeth Montgomery of 'Bewitched,' circa 1960; Paul Lynde as Uncle Arthur on 'Bewitched.' Source: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images; IMDB.

On Bewitched, Elizabeth Montgomery played Samantha, a suburban witch who casts spells by twitching her nose -- ok, so it wasn't a documentary. But this was the age of the "magic" sitcom, with I Dream Of Jeannie, The Munsters and My Mother The Car competing for viewership. From 1964 to 1972, audiences tuned in to see the  bewitching beauty Elizabeth Montgomery and her magical relatives pull their tricks on befuddled mortals, including her own husband Darrin Stephens, played by Dick York (and later, Dick Sargent). The magical effects on Bewitched were primitive by today's standards, but they were good enough for the '60s, and now have a retro appeal.