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Subject: ARCHIVE: May 18, 1995 ~Elizabeth Montgomery, stage, film, TV actress, who began on the heals of her famous father actor Robert Montgomery, finding success in her own rite in TV's "Twilight Zone", and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", etc, prolific in drama & comedy, finding stardom in TV's "Bewitched", later continuing EMMY-nominated performances until her untimely death from cancer at 62

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Date Posted: Sunday, May 19, 01:41:22pm

American film, stage, and television actress whose career spanned five decades. She is best
remembered for her leading role as Samantha Stephens on the television series Bewitched. ...

Elizabeth Montgomery
[ Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery ]
(April 15, 1933 May 18, 1995)

The daughter of actor Robert Montgomery, she began her career in the 1950s with a role on her father's television series Robert Montgomery Presents, and won a Theater World Award for her 1956 Broadway debut in the production Late Love. In the 1960s, she became known for her role as Samantha Stephens on the ABC sitcom Bewitched. Her work on the series earned her five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations. After Bewitched ended its run in 1972, Montgomery continued her career with roles in numerous television films, including A Case of Rape (1974), as Ellen Harrod, and The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) in the title role. Both roles earned her additional Emmy Award nominations.

Throughout her career, Montgomery was involved in various forms of political activism and charitable work. She has been cited as one of the earliest celebrities to support gay rights and advocate for AIDS patients, volunteering with the AIDS Project Los Angeles and amfAR at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

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That same day, character actor Elisha Cook, Jr. died at 91Cook & Montgomery were both in the film "Johnny Cool"Sunday, May 19, 04:46:17pm
She was an early supporter of gay rights, presumably because Bewitched was so gay-friendly (NT)Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde, Dick Sargent, Maurice Evans, etc.Monday, May 20, 05:46:07am

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