Dick Sargent was an American actor, famous for his role in the ABC's comedy, "Bewitched," as the second actor to assume the Darrin Stephens' character. Before his death in , the "Bewitched" star, Richard Standford Cox, popularly known as Dick Sargent a name he adopted from an artist who was the original bearer, lived his life as a retroactive role model to the American gay population. His life and activism, as well as his extraordinary role as an actor, made him one of the world's most renowned personalities. Dick Sargent during one of his birthday celebrations Photo: Wikipedia. It is no surprise then that the icon first attended a Menlo Park's Military Academy before his venture into the arts. For the most part, the legend spent his best years in the movie industry, acting his way to fame from following a role in "Prisoner Of War.
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Dick York, 63, Actor Who Was Husband In TV's 'Bewitched'
It's always jarring when a show recasts a familiar character with a new actor, but it's been done since the early days of television for myriad reasons. One of the most memorable recastings in TV history is also one of the oldest: the two Darrins of Bewitched. The classic series replaced original actor Dick York with Dick Sargent in Season 6, but many fans still to this day don't know why Dick York chose to leave Bewitched. The story is actually quite sad. Many have speculated through the years that Dick York's departure from the show had to do with either a dispute with the network or show executives or a clash with the cast, but nothing could be further from the truth.
She appeared under the stage name of Ruth Powell, and had supporting bit roles in such films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Hearts and Trumps with Nazimova. He appeared in two dozen plays with the Stanford Players Theater. Sargent appeared in feature films following his debut in Prisoner of War