Amazing Behind The Scenes Secrets About Bewitched Revealed
Bewitched was a huge success in the 60s and 70s. The series which follows Sam who marries New York ad exec Darrin Stephens in the first episode.
However Sam has a secret, she’s a witch with a magical nose wiggle. For those who truly loved the original series, here are some fun facts about the show and the actors that might surprise you.
Sol Saks Wanted Tammy Grimes to Play the Show’s Witch.
Tammy Grimes, who’d won a Best Actress Tony Award in 1961 for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, was under contract to Screen Gems in 1964 and was the studio’s first choice for the role of “Cassandra” (as the lead character was named at the time). Grimes was not a fan of the premise, asking why she wouldn’t use her powers to stop wars or deal with Los Angeles traffic. The producers didn’t agree, so she accepted a role in High Spirits on Broadway and the witch character, now named “Samantha,” had to be recast.
Samantha Never Actually Wiggled Her Nose
Actress Elizabeth Montgomery who played Sam never actually wiggled her nose, it was in fact a camera trick. Erin Murphy the actress who played Tabitha revealed this secret.