Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery was an American film and television actress whose career spanned five decades. She is best remembered as the star of the TV series Bewitched. The daughter of Robert Montgomery, she began her career in the 1950s with a role on her father's television series Robert Montgomery Presents. In the 1960s, she rose to fame 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. In 1974, she portrayed Ellen Harrod in A Case of Rape and Lizzie Borden in the 1975 television film The Legend of Lizzie Borden. Both roles earned her additional Emmy Award nominations. Montgomery was married four times, most notably to actor producer/director William Asher with whom she had three children. Her final marriage was to actor Robert Foxworth, with whom she lived for twenty years before marrying in 1993. Montgomery died of colorectal cancer in May 1995, eight weeks after being diagnosed with the disease.

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Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Ella Peterson works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. She listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Judy Holliday  •  Dean Martin  •  Fred Clark  •  Eddie Foy Jr.

Ella Peterson works in the basement office of Susanswerphone, a telephone answering service. She listens in on others' lives and adds some interest to her own humdrum existence by adopting different identities for her clients. They include an out-of-work Method ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Judy Holliday  •  Dean Martin  •  Fred Clark  •  Eddie Foy Jr.

Bikini Beach (1964)

A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Frankie Avalon  •  Annette Funicello  •  Timothy Carey  •  Martha Hyer

A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Frankie Avalon  •  Annette Funicello  •  Timothy Carey  •  Martha Hyer

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Annette Funicello  •  Dwayne Hickman  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Harvey Lembeck

When he's stationed in Tahiti, a sailor hires a witch doctor to keep an eye on his girlfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Annette Funicello  •  Dwayne Hickman  •  Brian Donlevy  •  Harvey Lembeck

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Charles Bickford  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Rod Steiger

A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Charles Bickford  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Rod Steiger

Mrs. Sundance (1974)

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run, with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that Sundance may still be alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Robert Foxworth  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run, with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that Sundance may still be alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Robert Foxworth  •  L. Q. Jones  •  Arthur Hunnicutt

Johnny Cool (1963)

A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Henry Silva  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Richard Anderson  •  Jim Backus

A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Henry Silva  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Richard Anderson  •  Jim Backus

A Killing Affair (1977)

A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the two begin to develop an attraction to each other, but the situation is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard C. Sarafian
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  O.J. Simpson  •  Rosalind Cash  •  John Mahon

A white female detective is partnered with a black male detective to find the person who is committing a series of particularly vicious murders. During the course of the investigation the two begin to develop an attraction to each other, but the situation is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard C. Sarafian
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  O.J. Simpson  •  Rosalind Cash  •  John Mahon

Belle Starr (1980)

Belle Star is a bandit with an itch to ride with the outlaw legends, the James gang, the Youngers and the Dalton boys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Alonzo
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Cliff Potts  •  Michael Cavanaugh  •  Gary Combs

Belle Star is a bandit with an itch to ride with the outlaw legends, the James gang, the Youngers and the Dalton boys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Alonzo
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Cliff Potts  •  Michael Cavanaugh  •  Gary Combs

Dark Victory (1976)

A TV producer with a terminal illness is given the strength to keep going by her love for her doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Michele Lee  •  Janet MacLachlan

A TV producer with a terminal illness is given the strength to keep going by her love for her doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Michele Lee  •  Janet MacLachlan

The Victim (1972)

A woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herschel Daugherty
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Eileen Heckart  •  Sue Ane Langdon  •  George Maharis

A woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herschel Daugherty
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Eileen Heckart  •  Sue Ane Langdon  •  George Maharis

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994)

The Corpse had a Familiar Face is a 1994 American TV-Movie with Elizabeth Montgomery, playing Edna Buchanan, a Miami's criminal journalist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joyce Chopra
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dennis Farina  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Audra Lindley

The Corpse had a Familiar Face is a 1994 American TV-Movie with Elizabeth Montgomery, playing Edna Buchanan, a Miami's criminal journalist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joyce Chopra
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dennis Farina  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Audra Lindley

Amos (1985)

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ruling the cowed patients with an iron hand, but as his determination to get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Pat Morita

Amos Lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the Sunset Nursing Home. Here he finds the head nurse, Daisy Daws, ruling the cowed patients with an iron hand, but as his determination to get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Pat Morita

When the Circus Came to Town (1981)

When the Circus Came to Town chronicles the life of Mary Flynn (Montgomery), a woman nearing middle age living in a small town. When the circus comes through town, she realizes nothing will ever change unless she does something different, so she leaves her boring ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Gretchen Wyler

When the Circus Came to Town chronicles the life of Mary Flynn (Montgomery), a woman nearing middle age living in a small town. When the circus comes through town, she realizes nothing will ever change unless she does something different, so she leaves her boring ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Gretchen Wyler

Sins of the Mother (1991)

A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlements and taunts. And while his latest girlfriend starts discovering the depths of his anguish, no one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Patterson
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dale Midkiff  •  Heather Fairfield  •  Talia Balsam

A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlements and taunts. And while his latest girlfriend starts discovering the depths of his anguish, no one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Patterson
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Dale Midkiff  •  Heather Fairfield  •  Talia Balsam

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)

TV star Jason Steel reluctantly becomes the sounding board for his best friends' bored wives, and must fend off their advances while managing his own fragile relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Carol Burnett  •  Martin Balsam

TV star Jason Steel reluctantly becomes the sounding board for his best friends' bored wives, and must fend off their advances while managing his own fragile relationship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Carol Burnett  •  Martin Balsam

Second Sight: A Love Story (1984)

Alexandra McKay is a woman who's been blind for twenty years and is afraid that people will just try to get close to her because of her condition, so she ultimately stays to herself and her trusty guide dog, Emma. When Richard Chapman enters her life, a romance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Barry Newman  •  Nicholas Pryor  •  Michael Horton

Alexandra McKay is a woman who's been blind for twenty years and is afraid that people will just try to get close to her because of her condition, so she ultimately stays to herself and her trusty guide dog, Emma. When Richard Chapman enters her life, a romance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Barry Newman  •  Nicholas Pryor  •  Michael Horton

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)

A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Fritz Weaver  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Helen Craig

A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Fritz Weaver  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  Helen Craig

A Case of Rape (1974)

When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, and the man was caught.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Sagal
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  William Daniels  •  Cliff Potts  •  Rosemary Murphy

When she was raped, Ellen thought it was the worst thing to ever happen to her. What was worse, was the treatment by the hospital staff, police and the court system, when she reported it, and the man was caught.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boris Sagal
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  William Daniels  •  Cliff Potts  •  Rosemary Murphy

Between the Darkness and the Dawn (1985)

A 17-year-old girl lapses into a coma and wakes up 20 years later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  James Naughton  •  Karen Grassle  •  Michael Goodwin

A 17-year-old girl lapses into a coma and wakes up 20 years later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  James Naughton  •  Karen Grassle  •  Michael Goodwin

Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (1988)

A documentary about Iran-Contra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbara Trent  •  David Kasper
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery

A documentary about Iran-Contra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbara Trent  •  David Kasper
CAST:  Elizabeth Montgomery
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