On the show “Bewitched,” the characters Larry and Louise Tate had a son. The actor playing the role of Larry Tate had one request when this occurred. He requested that their son on the show be named Jonathan. David had a son in real life, whose name was Jonathan and he wanted to name his on-screen son after his real-life son.
David had raised his son Jonathan on his own. Sadly his wife had passed away due to pregnancy complications when she was pregnant with their 2nd child. Unfortunately, this was not the only tragedy that David would endure.
The 2005 Remake
The show “Bewitched” was so wildly popular that in 2005, they released a movie based on the show. It had a star-studded cast, featuring Nicole Kidman Samantha. Will Ferrell played the role of Darrin.
They didn't end with the lead roles, the entire cast was laden with big names. Some of the cast included Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Kristin Chenoweth, and David Alan Grier to name a few. Despite the star-studded cast, the movie was a major flop. It did not live up to the expectations of the TV show and was a pretty big failure. The film ended up earning 63 million dollars; however, they had a budget of 85 million.
Elizabeth Montgomery may have been able to make anything she wanted to happen while she was playing the role of Samantha on “Bewitched,” but off-screen, she was not as happy.
She dated many famous stars, such as Elvis and Dean Martin. It was said that she had a “father complex” which kept luring her to abusive relationships. She was also linked to JFK at one point, but there was no proof that anything happened between them romantically. She ended up marrying a director from “Bewitched” but divorcing soon after the series ended. She did remarry eventually And was married at the time of her passing.
Forever a Family
“Bewitched” remains one of the all-time greatest TV shows; however, the show's legacy did not end when the series ended. The show is still popular today. Even though its last episode aired on television many decades ago, people of all ages know about Samantha, the witch.
You can even still catch episodes of the show on TV, as it has been airing in syndication since 1972. Additionally, they released the entire series on DVD so that a whole new audience of fans can watch the shelf for the first time. The entire series of the show can be bought for just 30 bucks, a small price to pay to get your hands on a classic.
A Secret Scandal?
With any TV shows, and actors, there will be scandals, and there will be secrets. Herbie Pilato used this to write a book about Elizabeth Montgomery, and it was a tell-all about the show “Bewitched.” In the book, he reveals that Dick York was in love with Elizabeth Montgomery. He goes on to say that one of the reasons Dick York was replaced in the show was because of his infatuation with Elizabeth, it was not purely because of his medical condition.
Herbie also goes on to say that Elizabeth did not get along with fellow actress, Agnes Moorehead who played Samantha's mother. Moorehead and Dick York, however, were close friends, and she was so angry when he was replaced on the show by Dick Sargent. It was said that she took out her frustrations on him and even made him cry on set.