Fast Facts

  • Moved to New York after her parents divorced in 1950 and made her TV debut opposite her father in his series Robert Montgomery Presents, in a '51 episode titled "Top Secret."
  • Made Broadway debut in 1953's Late Love and received the Daniel Blum Theater World Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
  • Regarded the 1970 Bewitched episode "Sisters at Heart," which delved into issues of bigotry and racism, as one of her favorites. It received a Governor's Award for Excellence at the Emmys.
  • Active in politics, she campaigned for Democratic candidates, championed liberal causes and narrated two documentaries that were critical of the Reagan administration: 1988's Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair, and 1992's Panama Deception.
  • Discovered she had colon cancer after wrapping production on what was to be her final made-for-TV movie, 1995's Deadline for Murder, in which she reprised the role of real-life crime reporter Edna Buchanan.
  • Received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.

Awards

  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1961, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1968, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Lead Actress in Drama: Nominee
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elizabeth Bryan Allen — Mother
  • Robert 'Skip' Montgomery Jr. — Brother
  • Robert Foxworth — Husband
  • Rebecca Asher — Daughter
  • Martha Bryan Montgomery — Sister
  • Robert Montgomery — Father
  • Gig Young — Ex-husband
  • William Asher Jr. — Son
  • Frederic Gallatin Cammann — Ex-husband
  • Robert Asher — Son
  • William Asher — Ex-husband

College

  • Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY

Details

  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: April 15, 1933, Aries
  • Died: May 18, 1995
  • Profession: Actor
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