A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

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 Samantha Stephens / ... (254 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Endora (254 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Larry Tate (191 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Darrin Stephens / ... (170 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Tabitha Stephens / ... (103 episodes, 1966-1972)
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The young executive of an advertisement agency, Darrin Stephens marries a beautiful woman, Samantha Stephens. On their honeymoon, Sam discloses a secret to him: she is a witch with magic powers. He makes her promise him that she will live like a mortal, without using witchcraft and spells in their lives, but sometimes she uses her magic to help Darrin and herself. Sam's mother, Endora does not accept her mortal son-in-law, hates him and can hardly say his name correctly. In the suburb of Westport, Connecticut in the street of Morning Glory Circle, where they live, their curious next-door neighbor Gladys Kravitz suspect Samantha, but can never prove the weird situations she sees to her husband Abner Kravitz. Darrin works in the McMahon and Tate ad agency with Larry Tate, who is married to Louise Tate. Samantha frequently receives her witch aunts in her house, specially her sweet old Aunt Clara. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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During the second season, five babies played Tabitha Stephens. Cynthia Black in the episode where Tabitha is born. then it went to twins Heidi Gentry and Laura Gentry. The final set of babies in season where Julie Young and Tamar Young. In season three the Young Twins had been replaced by fraternal twins Erin Murphy and Diane Murphy. By season five the role was solely played to Erin Murphy although Diane did appear in a number of episodes afterwards - always wearing a wig. See more »

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In the episode with Leonardo DaVinci, he tries out a revolving door. The actor's hands can be seen going right through the "glass" in the one of the doors - then the actor quickly fixes his hands so it looks like there is glass in the door. See more »

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Abner Kravitz: Gladys, let's play house. You be the door and I'll shut you.
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Crazy Credits

Whenever Samantha's cousin Serena appeared on the show, the credits for the episode listed the actress as "Pandora Spocks". This was Elizabeth Montgomery's idea as an inside joke. Elizabeth Montgomery played Serena. See more »

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Spin-off Tabitha (1976) See more »

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Alice Pearce, the Consummate Character Actress
28 March 2005 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Very few actresses could gulp, snivel and whine better than Alice Pearce. Her Gladys Kravitz' nasal voice resounded irritatingly over her husband George Tobias as Abner. "Abner! Abner!" made an entire television audience laugh as she ran back into the Kravitz home every week. Alice Pearce was a trouper until her death in 1966, and she never let us know she was ill. Sandra Gould took over the Gladys role, but I'll always recall the face, that gulp, that bug-eyed expression of Alice Pearce. So few actresses have become so identifiable by their voice in television, and fewer will ever be known for just one line like "Abner! Abner!". Applause to the late Alice Pearce, who deserved her Emmy Award!


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