Friday, August 03, 2018

Blind Item #10 - Reader Blind

In the years after this classic sitcom with a supernatural theme went off the air, the female main character, the actress who played her mother, and the actor who played the main character's husband for the second half of the series run all died of cancer.  The actor who played the female main character's husband during the first half of the series was sick already with different ailments but got worse once he joined the show and eventually had to quit.  Then there's the crew - many of them developed cancer and other serious illnesses. Too many to be a coincidence.  The answer is a very obvious one - the quickly built house on a back lot that served as the main set for the series was filled with asbestos.  Relatives of the crew members have over the years received some hush money payments in return for keeping quiet.  Some might ask why didn't the very out there camp comedic actor and/or the authoritative British character actor get sick?  Go back and watch the show.  Their characters were reoccuring and they were not in every episode and therefore not required to be on set as much.

31 comments:

Tricia13 said...
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GeeWallyThatWouldBeWrong said...

Bewitched.

sandybrook said...

Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery. Robert Reed Agnes Moorehead Dick Sargent

Aaron Tiensivu said...

Bewitched

sandybrook said...

Paul Lynde and Dr. Bombay for the 2 who didn't die

Jon said...

While it is tragic that everyone on the show is dead they were all older when they died. Nobody died young and most died decades later. This myth has been debunked years ago.

Glitter said...

Or Maurice Evans who played Samantha's father (for the authoritative British character actor).

Ghog said...

You're not fooling anyone

Ghog said...

Didn't one of the Darren's die of AIDS

Alf Landon said...

Reminds of that John Wayne movie cancer story

LadySabreX said...

Bewitched

Sd Auntie said...

Tabatha is doing fine and is really stunning. OG Gladys Kravitz died of ovarian cancer and Aunt what's her name died of a stroke. OG Darren was chain smoker and on oxygen.

Morning Lorri said...

Endorra was in that John Wayne movie made on the nuke test, wasn’t the house for her.

hothotheat said...

That was the 1st Darren. The 2nd Darren went on to act for years. Including the Beverly Hills Cop films. Not sure if he's dead now.

ernesto66 said...

Not to mention that by far the majority of their filming time would have been on a soundstage, not the backlot. Morehead's cancer most likely did come from the John Wayne film, that was provably filmed within range of nuclear testing grounds. The Bewitched soundstage was used lots of time before then and since then too. Get real.

Cail Corishev said...

That's not really how asbestos works. It's not like it gives off a cancer-causing gas. It's harmful to breathe in the dust, which only happens if you dig around in it. It's a real danger for construction workers who have to remove it. But as long as it's lying still behind some hard surface, it's not a big deal.

Grisly Addams said...

My dad has mesothelioma. The doctor said it takes 40-50 years to show up

Unknown said...

Not Robert Reed; rather Dick York for the first husband.

Randyman said...

Yeah I dont know. Asbestos was known to be a carcinogen well before bewitched. And that is not as someone pointed out earlier how asbestos kills. More like what happened to Steve McQueen. Messed with it in the navy, died of a big cancer years later. I miss him .

Adrastia said...

The older version of sick building syndrome.

Could the dust have been flying around do to set maintenance? Maybe some parts of the set were cheap? Although it looked pretty solid to me. Samantha and Darren had a really nice house.

Kno Won Uno said...

Ship builders & construction workers had the highest exposure.

pixiegothy said...

Zombie Boy is dead 😢 :(

P. Edwin Nibbles said...

The Bewitched house was only used for exterior shots.

Sd Auntie said...

He died of Aids. Read it in knee pads. Agnes Moorehead was in that JW movie where everyone died from cancer I think.

Low Key said...

What?!?

sandybrook said...

Yes Dick York my bad. Reed was Brady Bunch.

Karma said...

Super weird...I was speaking on the Steven's kitchen just today! My Mum was Agnes Moorhead's wardrobe mistress on Broadway & told stories of her being a lovely lady.

pixiegothy said...

Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy. suicide. I loved him. I'm heartbroken

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NateInSoCal said...

Did they ALL die of mesothelioma? Because as far a I know, that’s the only kind of cancer you get from asbestos.

mercyprosperity said...


Asbestos. I lost the best person in my life from that crap. He was just trying to make a living.
rest well see you in a better Dimension

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