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Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery was born on 15 April 1933, in Los Angeles, California, USA, of Irish and Scottish ancestry. Elizabeth was an actress, probably best known for her characterisation of Samantha Stephens in the series “Bewitched”. She also had parts in television films including “The Legend of Lizzie Borden”, and “A Case of Rape”. All of her efforts helped put her net worth to where it was prior to her passing from cancer in 1995.

How rich was Elizabeth Montgomery? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She was part of the industry for over five decades and found success on various platforms, all of which contributed to the position of her wealth before her death.

Elizabeth Montgomery Net Worth $5 million

Elizabeth was the daughter of Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Daniel Bryan Montgomery, both of whom were actors. She attended Westlake School for Girls and then Spence School. After matriculating, she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, studying there for three years.

One of her earliest opportunities was as part of his father’s show “Robert Montgomery Presents”, in which she appeared occasionally. She would go on and make her debut on Broadway in “Late Love”, for which she won an award for her performance, and was soon cast for her first film – “The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell”. While doing films, she continued appearing in Broadway performances as well, and her popularity was growing on television as well, playing parts in “Johnny Staccato”, “The Twilight Zone”, and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in an episode of “The Untouchables”. Other titles of early films she was a part of include “Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?” and “Johnny Cool”. Her net worth certainly grew steadily.

Montgomery would earn a significant amount of popularity and net worth when she became part of the sitcom “Bewitched”. She played the star role of Samantha Stephens, and the show would become a huge success in ratings, airing from 1964 to 1972, with the final season aired the following year despite problems between Elizabeth and the director William Asher. During this time, she won numerous awards and also lent her voice for the series highly popular TV series “The Flintstones”.

Later in her career, she took on film parts that were vastly different from her character in “Bewitched”. Occasionally she would appear on Japanese television reprising the same type of character, but then she started to go for more dramatic and serious roles. Montgomery was nominated for her roles in films such as “A Case of Rape”, and “The Legend of Lizzie Borden “. She continued making these genres of films, and even had a villainous role in “Amos”. She did her last Broadway production in 1989 entitled “Love Letters” and one of her final projects was voicing for “Batman: The Animated Series”.

For her personal life, her first marriage was to Frederick Gallatin Cammann in 1954, but it lasted for less than a year, however, two years later she would marry actor Gig Young, but they divorced in 1963. but she then married William Asher in the same year. They had three children, but also divorced in 1973. Her final marriage was to actor Robert Foxworth in 1993, and they remained together until her death. In 1995, Elizabeth was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, of which she had already been displaying symptoms while working that year. The diagnosis was severe as there was no longer anything the doctors could do, so she went home and died just two months later. Her home was sold and it eventually became Wonder Lake State Park.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 15, 1933
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Death date: May 18, 1995, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Height:1.72 m
Profession:Actress
Education:Spence School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Robert Foxworth (m. 1993–1995), Spouse William Asher (m. 1963–1973), Former spouse Gig Young (m. 1956–1963), Former spouse Frederic Gallatin Cammann (m. 1954–1955)
Children:Rebecca Asher, Bill Asher, Robert Asher
Parents:Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Bryan Allen
Siblings:Robert Montgomery Jr., Martha Bryan Montgomery
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her ex-Bewitched (1964) co-star, Erin Murphy, is 1 month older than one of Montgomery's children, in real-life, whose name is: William Asher Jr.
2Acting mentor and friend of Erin Murphy.
3On a couple episodes of Bewitched (1964), she was pregnant with two children, retrospectively, in real-life, she was pregnant, twice more, within 4 years, with Robert and Rebecca.
4When her Bewitched (1964) co-star, Dick York, had serious health problems, between the third and fifth seasons, she and co-star, Erin Murphy became more concerned about him, who left the show, after the fifth season.
5Friends with primarily everybody on the Screen Gems lot: Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Sally Field, Don Porter, Agnes Moorehead, Maurice Evans, David White, William Asher, Kasey Rogers, Shirley Booth, Alice Pearce, Jonathan Harris, Marion Lorne, Harry Ackerman, Bernard Fox, Mabel Albertson, Alice Ghostley, Paul Lynde, Richard Michaels, Bernie Kopell and Sandra Gould.
6She was known to be a very private person.
7Several obituaries listed her as single and age 57 when she was actually married to Robert Foxworth and age 62. Her death certificate listed her name as Elizabeth A. Montgomery though her middle name was Victoria.
8Was the only cast member to appear in all 254 episodes of Bewitched (1964).
9Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 36, a daughter, Rebecca Asher, on June 17, 1969. Child's father is her 3rd husband, William Asher Jr.
10Is only 3 days older than Jayne Mansfield. Montgomery was born April 15, 1933, and Mansfield was born April 19, 1933.
11Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a son, William Asher Jr., on July 24, 1964. Child's father is her 3rd husband, William Asher Sr.
12Gave birth to her 2nd Child at age 32, a son, Robert Asher, on October 5, 1965. Child's father is her 3rd husband, William Asher Sr.
13She was a staunch liberal Democrat and feminist who was an activist for LGBT rights.
14She was two months pregnant with her first child, son William Asher Jr., when she filmed the pilot episode of Bewitched (1964), _I, Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha_. She returned to work two months after giving birth to resume filming the 1st season. The same situation was when she was eight months pregnant with her second child, son Robert Asher - she took maternity leave from filming the 2nd season and returned to work two months after giving birth.
15Was 7 months pregnant with her third child, daughter Rebecca Asher, when she took maternity leave from filming the 6th season of Bewitched (1964). Returned to work one month after giving birth.
16In a parody of her "Samantha Stephens" role, she made a cameo appearance as a witch at the end of the beach party film, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), directed by her then-husband, William Asher.
17Stepmother of Bo Foxworth.
18Older sister of Robert Montgomery Jr..
19Elizabeth Montgomery and Lizzie Borden were sixth cousins once removed, both descending from 17th-century Massachusetts resident John Luther. Rhonda McClure, the genealogist who documented the Montgomery-Borden connection, said, "I wonder how Elizabeth would have felt if she knew she was playing her own cousin.".
20Turned down the role of "Krystle Carrington" on Dynasty (1981).
21She fell in love with director Richard Michaels during filming of the eighth season of Bewitched (1964), and moved in with him when the season was complete. This broke up both their marriages and ended the possibility of a ninth season. The relationship lasted two and a half years.
22Was a grand marshal with former TV husband Dick Sargent at the 1992 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade. Elizabeth was a supporter of gay rights and also women's rights throughout her life.
23Received a posthumous star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on January 4, 2008.
24Best remembered by the public for her starring role as Samantha in Bewitched (1964). When they were trying to figure out a trademark for the character Samantha, the director William Asher noticed that when she got nervous, she twitched her upper lip, which caused her nose to follow and thus gave the impression she was twitching her nose. Thus, they used that.
25A 9 foot bronze statue of Elizabeth as Samantha Stephens riding sidesaddle on her broomstick now resides in a downtown park in Salem, Massachusetts, home to the infamous witch trials of the 17th century.
26Montgomery spent weekends and summers at the family farm in upstate Patterson, New York. Often referenced in episodes of Bewitched (1964) as "Patterson Garage" or "Cushman Cosmetics", Cushman Road is the rural, dirt road on which the several hundred acre Montgomery estate is located.
27Appeared on The Flintstones (1960) episode, The Flintstones: Samantha (1965), providing the voice of a cartoon version of her famous Bewitched (1964) character, "Samantha Stevens".
28Ranked #52 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women"(1995).
29She died on the same day as her Johnny Cool (1963) co-star Elisha Cook Jr..
30Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 422-423. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
31She lost out on the part of Edie Doyle in On the Waterfront (1954) to Eva Marie Saint. Director Elia Kazan, in his autobiography "A Life," says that the choice of an actress to play the part was narrowed down to Montgomery and Saint. Although Montgomery was fine in her screen test, there was an air of finishing school about her. Kazan thought this genteel quality would not be becoming for Edie, who was raised on the waterfront in Hoboken, NJ. Despite qualms about 30-year old Saint playing a teen, she was cast in the part and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
32She was a sister of Robert Montgomery Jr.. She also had an older sister, Martha Bryan, (born October 13, 1930), but she died of spinal meningitis at the age of 14 months, before Elizabeth was born.
33Daughter of Elizabeth Allen and Robert Montgomery.
34She died 8 weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer and was cremated.
35Children with William Asher: William Asher Jr. (b. July 24, 1964), Robert Asher (b. October 5, 1965) and Rebecca Asher (Rebecca Elizabeth Asher) (b. 17 June 1969).
36She and Robert Foxworth lived together for nineteen years before finally marrying.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep, sultry voice.
2The role of Samantha Stephens on Bewitched (1964).
3Blonde hair, green eyes.
4Nose twitch


Quotes

#Quote
1I was never bored on the set, not one minute for 8 years was I bored. Does that sound so disgustingly Pollyanna you can hardly stand it? Because it's not. It was like going to college for 8 years and taking an in depth course in what you really wanted to do. So it was very, very exciting for me, I mean I learned a lot of stuff, a lot.
2[when asked if it's hard to juggle working and raising kids] Yes it is, and as a result, I will never win any Mother of the Year awards, I hope I'm getting better. Everybody I think, parents and kids have to grow up together. Nobody can really ready you for motherhood whether you work or whether you don't. Parenting is probably the toughest job anybody's ever had, and I'm haven't been really good at it, but like I say, I think I've gotten better.
3[on her father's reaction to her wanting to be an actress] He told me 'If that's what you want to do, you're gonna really want to have to do it because there's no room out there for some gutless wonder wandering around, you know, there are too many talented people'. And he said it's one of the most horrifyingly, ego-blasting, destructive, awful, businesses that you can possibly get into, and he said 'I really wouldn't really wish it on anyone I care even a little bit about'. So knowing he cared more than a little bit about me, I thought 'Whoops, this is really tough a one'. However after that conversation, he did say to me that when it is rewarding and it is good, it is such a high you can't imagine it, and he's right.
4[commenting on Tabitha (1976), the spin-off of Bewitched (1964)] First of all, I didn't see the show, but I heard that she [Lisa Hartman] didn't twitch as well as I did. I kept getting mail from people were who outraged, saying, Where is Erin Murphy? What in the world (is going on)?! This woman is 25...this doesn't make any sense.' I was getting mail from people like it was my fault, although also saying, 'Thank God you didn't have anything to do with this.' They felt betrayed. I thought, 'How can you be betrayed by a TV show?' But they were irate. I got almost as much mail about that as I get about anything else. It was very funny...ranged from kids who hated it to grownups who said, 'This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.'
5Like most people, I secretly hope that it's true - that there are witches like Samantha, and that families like hers really do exist.
6The minute someone says, "Oh God, you could never do that; you can't get that kind of stuff on the air!" . . . that's the kind of stuff I want to do.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevision

On 4 January. At 6533 Hollywood Boulevard. Posthumously. Accepted by her children, Rebecca Asher

2005OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsSuperlatively SupernaturalBewitched (1964)
1995Lucy AwardWomen in Film Lucy Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Dual-Role CharacterBewitched (1964)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited SeriesThe Awakening Land (1978)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyThe Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actress in a DramaA Case of Rape (1974)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalBewitched (1964)
1970Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesBewitched (1964)
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleBewitched (1964)
1969Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesBewitched (1964)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesBewitched (1964)
1967Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleBewitched (1964)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesBewitched (1964)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesBewitched (1964)
1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleBewitched (1964)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female New Face4th place.
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleThe Untouchables (1959)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Theatre '621961TV Series
The Spiral Staircase1961TV MovieHelen Warren
The Twilight Zone1961TV SeriesThe Woman
The Untouchables1960TV SeriesRusty Heller
One Step Beyond1960TV SeriesLillie Clarke
The Tab Hunter Show1960TV SeriesHilary Fairfield
Bells Are Ringing1960Girl Reading Book (uncredited)
Wagon Train1959TV SeriesJulie Crail
Johnny Staccato1959TV SeriesFay Linn Benton
Riverboat1959TV SeriesAbigail Carruthers
The Third Man1959TV SeriesLorraine Borka
The Loretta Young Show1959TV SeriesMillie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1958TV SeriesKaren Adams
Cimarron City1958TV SeriesEllen Wilson
The DuPont Show of the Month1958TV SeriesMiss Kelly
The Investigator1958TV Series
Bitter Heritage1958TV MovieMary Brecker
Suspicion1958TV SeriesEllen
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesMary Brecker
Studio One in Hollywood1955-1958TV SeriesMarcia Loring Adams / Maggie / Helen Durand
Kraft Theatre1954-1957TV SeriesAnn Evans / Marilyn Shepard
Robert Montgomery Presents1951-1956TV SeriesBetty / Claire / Jen Deveraux / ...
Climax!1956TV SeriesBetsy
Warner Brothers Presents1956TV SeriesLaura Woodruff
Appointment with Adventure1955-1956TV Series
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Margaret Lansdowne
Armstrong Circle Theatre1953-1954TV SeriesEllen Craig
Batman: The Animated Series1995TV SeriesBarmaid
Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan1995TV MovieEdna Buchanan
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face1994TV MovieEdna Buchanan
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story1993TV MovieBlanche Taylor Moore
With Murder in Mind1992TV MovieGayle Wolfer
Sins of the Mother1991TV MovieRuth Coe
Face to Face1990TV MovieDr. Diana Firestone
Between the Darkness and the Dawn1985TV MovieAbigail Foster
Amos1985TV MovieDaisy Daws
Second Sight: A Love Story1984TV MovieAlaxandra McKay
Missing Pieces1983TV MovieSara Scott
The Rules of Marriage1982TV MovieJoan Hagen
When the Circus Came to Town1981TV MovieMary Flynn
Belle Starr1980TV MovieBelle Starr
Act of Violence1979TV MovieCatherine McSweeney
Jennifer: A Woman's Story1979TV MovieJennifer Prince
The Awakening Land1978TV Mini-SeriesSayward Luckett Wheeler
A Killing Affair1977TV MovieVikki Eaton
Dark Victory1976TV MovieKatherine Merrill
The Legend of Lizzie Borden1975TV MovieLizzie Borden
A Case of Rape1974TV MovieEllen Harrod
Mrs. Sundance1974TV MovieEtta Place
The Victim1972TV MovieKate Wainwright
Bewitched1964-1972TV SeriesSamantha Stephens Serena Tour Guide
The Flintstones1965TV SeriesSamantha Stephens
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965Bwana's Daughter, The Witches Witch (uncredited)
On the Run1965TV MovieSamantha Stevens (uncredited)
Bikini Beach1964Lady Bug (voice, uncredited)
Burke's Law1963-1964TV SeriesSmitty / Stacey Evans
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?1963Mellisa Morris
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesPolly Saunders
77 Sunset Strip1963TV SeriesCharlotte Delaville
Rawhide1963TV SeriesRose Cornelius
Johnny Cool1963Darien 'Dare' Guiness
Boston Terrier1963TV MovieMillie Curtain
Saints and Sinners1963TV SeriesEadie Donelli
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesIris Hecate
Checkmate1962TV SeriesVicki Page
Frontier Circus1961TV SeriesKarina Andrews
Thriller1961TV SeriesRosamond Denham

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Belle Starr1980TV Movie performer: "If I Marry You"
Bewitched1966-1970TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Hollywood Palace1966TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bewitched1964TV Series creative consultant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight1985-1994TV SeriesHerself
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryNarrator (English version) (voice)
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning1990-1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair1988DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Password Plus1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Hollywood Squares1970-1976TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Password All-Stars1966-1975TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHerself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself
The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
78th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade1967TV MovieHerself - Hostess
The Mike Douglas Show1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Palace1966TV SeriesHerself - Host
Chevrolet's Bewitching Bonanza1964ShortHerself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentarySamantha Stevens
Making the Boys2011DocumentarySamantha Stephens
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesSamantha Stephens
Bewitched2005Samantha Stephens (uncredited)
Bewitched: The Magic Unveiled2005Video shortSamantha Stephens
Reflections of Evil2002Samantha Stephens (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Hey Folks, It's Intermission Time1993Video documentaryHerself
T.V. Sphincter1987Video documentarySamantha Stephens (ABC TV Commercial featuring 'Bewitched') (uncredited)

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