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By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 30, 2005
With the feature film version of the long-running sitcom Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell now in theaters, Sony Home Entertainment is releasing the first season of the series on DVD ($40), as well as the ill-fated 1977 spin-off Tabitha ($30). The Complete First Season of the 1960s ABC series is being offered in the original black-and-white and a colorized version. Elizabeth Montgomery became a star on Bewitched. She was perfectly cast as Samantha, a vibrant, intelligent and beautiful young woman who just happens to be a witch.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | March 13, 2009
Race to Witch Mountain is one kids' movie that doesn't go all gooey with "a sense of wonder" or all gaga with special effects. That's no small feat. The Wachowski brothers' Speed Racer was so self-conscious about being toylike that it strained to reinvent the wheel, or, rather, Hot Wheels, one reel at a time. Race to Witch Mountain may not make adults feel as if they're 10 again, but it will awaken their memories of Saturday matinees that upped children's adrenaline without blinding them with Day-Glo colors or insulting their intelligence.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 9, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Dick Sargent, the affable actor best remembered as Elizabeth Montgomery's second television husband on the sitcom "Bewitched," died yesterday. He was 64.A spokesman for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said the actor was admitted Wednesday and died there of prostate cancer, diagnosed in 1989.The son of a World War I hero and a former silent film actress, Mr. Sargent was born Richard Cox. As Dick Sargent, he began his career on the big screen in the late 1950s with roles in such films as "Bernardine" and "Mardi Gras."
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | October 30, 2008
Tomorrow night after the kiddies trot home with their bulging candy bags, it's playtime for us adults. Not only is it Halloween - it's Friday night. That means double the tricks and treats for the taking - from Halloween-themed concerts to costume contests with cash prizes. You just have to know where to look. Here are some of the best options for Halloween revelry in and around the city. 1 How could Halloween night in Fells Point not be No. 1 on our list?
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2005
In the movie Bewitched, which opens today, Nicole Kidman plays a perky witch with a flair for early-1960s fashion. She casts spells in fitted cardigans over crisp, collared shirts. She wriggles her nose while wearing cropped jackets, ballet flats and skirts below the knee. But some fashion experts say Kidman will be working another kind of magic outside the theaters. Now that the movie is out, Kidman, a celebrity style-setter, will make women across the United States want to wear similar retro fashions.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 24, 2005
A sitcom on the verge of a full-blown nervous breakdown: that's Nora Ephron's version of the 1960s TV show Bewitched. It's not just a remake. It's a remake about the making of a remake. The willowy comedy at the core can't support this pseudo-complex construction. Will Ferrell plays Jack Wyatt, a star who hopes to recover from a string of big-screen flops by playing the male lead, Darrin (the Dick York/ Dick Sargent role), in a new Bewitched series. Nicole Kidman plays Isabel Bigelow, a nonprofessional who lands the part of Darrin's beautiful witch spouse, Samantha, because she won't threaten Wyatt's star status and she twitches her nose just the way Elizabeth Montgomery did. From the start, we know what Wyatt doesn't: Bigelow is a real witch.
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By Terry Lawson and Terry Lawson,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | June 23, 2005
Having made our request to talk to Will Ferrell about summer movies and, to our surprise, having said request granted, we figure we should jump right in: Let's start with the movie everybody's talking about, Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith. "Well, those are always well done, you know," says Ferrell. "George Lucas. A legend, right?" Right. OK, how about Batman Begins? "Umm, Batman. I mean, it's Batman we're talking about, right? Batman!" Finally, it hits me: Ferrell thinks he's here to talk about HIS summer movies.
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By Knight-Ridder | November 7, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- For Samantha Stevens, the perky housewife-witch on TV's "Bewitched," coming out of the closet would have been a one-second affair. With a twitch of her nose, she would have been home free.For actor Dick Sargent, who played Samantha's husband, Darren, from 1969-72, it has taken four decades."I wish I had come out sooner," says Sargent, 61, who publicly declared himself gay on National Coming Out Day two weeks ago. "I've been hiding my whole life, and I realized, dammit, it was just time to stop."
NEWS
September 23, 2007
ALICE GHOSTLEY, 81 Award-winning actress Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress best known on television for playing Esmeralda on Bewitched and Bernice on Designing Women, died Friday at her home in Studio City, Calif., after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes. Ms. Ghostley made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952. She received critical acclaim for singing "The Boston Beguine," which became her signature song. In the 1960s, she received a Tony nomination for various characterizations in the Broadway comedy The Beauty Part and eventually won for best featured actress in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window.
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November 21, 2006
Jeremy Slate, 80 TV, film actor Jeremy Slate, the versatile actor who co-wrote and starred in the cult film Hell's Angels '69 and went on to appear on the daytime drama One Life to Live for eight seasons, died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications after surgery for esophageal cancer, agent Bonnie Black said. Mr. Slate gained fame in the early 1960s on the TV series The Aquanauts and appeared alongside Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls! He guest-starred on nearly 100 TV shows, including Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Bewitched and Police Story.
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October 7, 2008
Bush gave us plenty of 'folksy' leadership The description of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin "wriggling her nose to take the edge off her sharpest lines" conjured up an image of Elizabeth Montgomery on the TV show Bewitched ("Palin delivers charm, Biden dull substance," Oct. 3). You can understand why Mrs. Palin won Miss Congeniality in her state beauty contest, and you can see why she was hired to be a sportscaster on a local news channel. But do we really want her to be our vice president?
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September 23, 2007
ALICE GHOSTLEY, 81 Award-winning actress Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress best known on television for playing Esmeralda on Bewitched and Bernice on Designing Women, died Friday at her home in Studio City, Calif., after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes. Ms. Ghostley made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952. She received critical acclaim for singing "The Boston Beguine," which became her signature song. In the 1960s, she received a Tony nomination for various characterizations in the Broadway comedy The Beauty Part and eventually won for best featured actress in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun reporter | June 18, 2007
The Witches of Eastwick is brash, silly, delightfully cheesy, playful and erotic. But, will it play on Broadway? The retooled version of the musical based on the John Updike novel-turned Warner Bros. film is running at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., through July 15. You might think of it as Bewitched meets Desperate Housewives, with dashes of The Music Man thrown in for good measure. If you go The Witches of Eastwick runs through July 15 at Signature Theatre, 2800 S. Stafford St., Arlington, Va. $38-$63.
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November 21, 2006
Jeremy Slate, 80 TV, film actor Jeremy Slate, the versatile actor who co-wrote and starred in the cult film Hell's Angels '69 and went on to appear on the daytime drama One Life to Live for eight seasons, died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications after surgery for esophageal cancer, agent Bonnie Black said. Mr. Slate gained fame in the early 1960s on the TV series The Aquanauts and appeared alongside Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls! He guest-starred on nearly 100 TV shows, including Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Bewitched and Police Story.
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By Joe Neumaier and Joe Neumaier,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 4, 2005
It's hard to imagine now, but when television first came to prominence, Hollywood viewed it as competition for movies. Now, films made from TV shows are commonplace. But as this summer has shown, what works on the small screen doesn't always work at the multiplex: The Honeymooners and Bewitched both bombed, with the latter causing critics and audiences alike to wonder what exactly Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell were doing in a remake of a musty '60s sitcom. Only The Dukes of Hazzard proved to be a success, updating its '80s good-ol'-boy humor for a new audience.
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By Susan King and Susan King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 30, 2005
With the feature film version of the long-running sitcom Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell now in theaters, Sony Home Entertainment is releasing the first season of the series on DVD ($40), as well as the ill-fated 1977 spin-off Tabitha ($30). The Complete First Season of the 1960s ABC series is being offered in the original black-and-white and a colorized version. Elizabeth Montgomery became a star on Bewitched. She was perfectly cast as Samantha, a vibrant, intelligent and beautiful young woman who just happens to be a witch.
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By Chris Kaltenbach At a glance | March 9, 1998
A series about three friends and two dogs sharing one house debuts on NBC tonight. Here's betting it won't be around much longer."House Rules" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) introduces us to three lifelong friends -- two guys (David Newsom and Bradley White) and one gal (Maria Pitillo). It's a good thing they like each other, since hardly anyone else could tolerate them; it's hard to think of another sitcom with less appealing characters. The two guys make the dudes on "Friends" seem like rocket scientists, while the gal only exists so her buds can dump on her and she can lovingly forgive them.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 30, 1995
Alan Alda presents a provocative science special with a Baltimore angle on Maryland Public Television, and Nick At Nite offers a blessed event in a memorable "Bewitched" repeat.* "Scientific America Frontiers: Life's Big Questions" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The Baltimore-based operation of the Hubble Space Telescope gets some attention. Among those big questions: Who else might be out there? PBS* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A repeat of the season finale sets up some of the plot questions to be resolved soon in a new season, as the series' principals travel to Palm Springs for a convention.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 24, 2005
A sitcom on the verge of a full-blown nervous breakdown: that's Nora Ephron's version of the 1960s TV show Bewitched. It's not just a remake. It's a remake about the making of a remake. The willowy comedy at the core can't support this pseudo-complex construction. Will Ferrell plays Jack Wyatt, a star who hopes to recover from a string of big-screen flops by playing the male lead, Darrin (the Dick York/ Dick Sargent role), in a new Bewitched series. Nicole Kidman plays Isabel Bigelow, a nonprofessional who lands the part of Darrin's beautiful witch spouse, Samantha, because she won't threaten Wyatt's star status and she twitches her nose just the way Elizabeth Montgomery did. From the start, we know what Wyatt doesn't: Bigelow is a real witch.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2005
In the movie Bewitched, which opens today, Nicole Kidman plays a perky witch with a flair for early-1960s fashion. She casts spells in fitted cardigans over crisp, collared shirts. She wriggles her nose while wearing cropped jackets, ballet flats and skirts below the knee. But some fashion experts say Kidman will be working another kind of magic outside the theaters. Now that the movie is out, Kidman, a celebrity style-setter, will make women across the United States want to wear similar retro fashions.
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