8 Things You Didn’t Know About Bewitched
4. Keeping Elizabeth Montgomery
At first, Elizabeth Montgomery only had a five-year contract with the show and, to ABC’s dismay, once the contract was up, the actress revealed she wanted to move on in her career. In order to convince her to stay on and so that they wouldn’t lose the series in its prime, they offered her a new contract which gave her part ownership of the show. Thanks to the new contract, Montgomery not only made her money from starring on the series, but additional millions because of its success in syndication.
3. Alice Pearce
Actress Alice Pearce was keeping a tragic secret when she took on the role of the nosey neighbor Gladys Kravitz. Only four months before her agent told her that producer William Asher wanted her for a role in his new series, Pearce found out the she had ovarian cancer. Even though she underwent surgery, she was told her case was terminal and none of her co-workers could even tell she was sick. Peace passed away two years later in 1966 and was awarded posthumously the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.