Alice Pearce’s Posthumous Award
While trying to cover up her magical secret, Samantha runs into trouble in the form of a nosy neighbor, Gladys. Winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress sadly came two months too late for Pearce, and was awarded posthumously. Only appearing on two seasons of Bewitched, Pearce’s Gladys left the show too soon.
Though she was diagnosed with cancer even before being cast on Bewitched, no one on set knew of Alice Pearce’s disease. It came as quite a shock, then, to her coworkers and the whole industry when she sadly passed. However, her character still remains a quintessential and beloved sitcom character.