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In the world of television magic, one name shines brightly: Elizabeth Montgomery. You might know her best as Samantha Stevens, the enchanting witch from the classic TV show, Bewitched.Elizabeth Montgomery was born into a family of actors on April 15, 1933, in Los Angeles, California. Acting was practically in her blood, and she began her career at a young age, appearing in both movies and TV shows.But it was her role as Samantha Stevens that truly made her a household name. Bewitched was a beloved sitcom that aired from 1964 to 1972. In the show, Montgomery played Samantha,a kind-hearted witch who tries to live a normal life with her mortal husband, Darrin, played by actor Dick York (and later Dick Sargent).What made Bewitched so special was its mix of magic and comedy. Samantha’s attempts to fit into the mortal world often led to hilarious situations, especially when her magical powers got her into trouble. But through it all, Montgomery’s portrayal of Samantha charmed audiences with her wit, grace, and a sprinkle of magic.Beyond her role as Samantha, Montgomery was a talented actress who tackled a variety of roles throughout her career. She appeared in numerous TV movies, stage productions, and even took on more serious roles in dramas.Off-screen, Montgomery was known for her activism and compassion. She supported causes like civil rights and women’s rights, using her platform to speak out for equality and justice.Sadly, Elizabeth Montgomery passed away on May 18, 1995, but her legacy lives on through her timeless performances and the magic of Bewitched. Even today, new generations continue to discover and fall in love with the whimsical world she helped create.So the next time you see a rerun of Bewitched or catch a glimpse of Samantha Stevens twitching her nose, remember the talented actress behind the magic: Elizabeth Montgomery, a true television icon.