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Bewitched (television series)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A successful television comedy series inspired by the movie I Married a Witch, it ran from 1964 to 1972, and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a young housewife who is a Witch trying to live a normal life. Unfortunately every time she is tempted to use magic to help herself or her husband, things go awry. The role of her husband, Darrin, was played first by Dick York and then by Dick Sargent. Agnes Moorehead played Samantha's witchy mother, Endora, who kept trying to lead her daughter back to the path of spells and magic.

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The twice-divorced thespian initially turned down her most recognizable role as Endora, but reportedly reconsidered when Elizabeth Montgomery, who played Samantha Stephens, and Moorehead accidently ran into each other at a department store and Montgomery pleaded for the accomplished actress to reconsider.
The heart of Bewitched Again is O'Reilly's analysis of four key ways in which the female protagonists from the "golden age" are limited in ways similar to Samantha Stephens from three decades earlier.
Montgomery became a star as Samantha Stephens, the wholesome, bubbly, nose-twitching housewife witch of 'Bewitched' yet her four marriages were as troubled as her affairs.
3 What was the name of witch Samantha Stephens's interfering mother in the sitcom Bewitched?
Bob Hartley at the Navy Pier in Chicago; and Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens ("Bewitched") in Salem, Mass.
To the gaze, Samantha Stephens's persona was bewitchingly beautiful.