Herbie J Pilato is a writer, producer, actor, songwriter, and entertainment executive. The author of several media tie-in books (includingGlamour, Gidgets, and the Girl Next Door,NBC & Me, The Bionic Book, and many more), Pilato has also produced for the A&E, Bravo, TLC, Syfy, and TV Guide channels, as well as Sony, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, and other television networks and film studios. He now has several TV shows, books, and films in development and resides in Burbank, California, where he established Television, Ink. (a production company geared toward family entertainment) and The Classic TV Preservation Society (a nonprofit organization that seeks to close the gap between popular culture and education).
This biography of the iconic Elizabeth Montgomery is based on Herbie Pilato's interviews prior to her 1995 death, and covers her years on Bewitched and her feature films and popular TV movies. It goes behind the scenes of Montgomery's political activism and her complicated personal relationships. To many, she was just Lizzie, as amiable off the screen as the bewitching Samantha Stephens who appeared in our living rooms in one of television's most popular sitcoms.