Ray Caspio

Performance & Teaching Artist

Gladys Kravitz

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Alice Pearce played Mrs. Gladys Kravitz, the woman who defined Nosy Neighbor, during the first two seasons of Bewitched. She died during production of the second season from ovarian cancer, having been diagnosed before the series began. She was only 48. Sandra Gould assumed the role of Gladys, and redefined her, for the remainder of the series. Sandra's Gladys is the one known for, "Abnah!"

Alice benefited from the quality of the writing during the first two seasons of the show. Her Gladys was given the opportunity to be a full person. The chemistry between Alice and George Tobias, who played her suffering husband, Abner, was perfection.

So, here she is. My favorite Gladys Kravitz, the human goose.

background photos by Frank J. Lanza Photography, courtesy of Theater Ninjas
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.