David White
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Name

David White

Role

Larry Tate

Birthdate

April 4, 1916

Birthplace

Denver, Colorado, United States

Death Date

November 27, 1990 (age 74)

Death Place

North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

David White portrayed Larry Tate, Darrin Stephens' boss at McMann & Tate. He also directed the sixth season episode, "Samantha's Double Mother Trouble".

Biography[edit | edit source]

David White was an American stage actor who appeared frequently on television and occasionally, but impressively, in films. A Marine Corps veteran of the Second World War, he worked on Broadway and on tour in stage productions after the war. In the late 1950s, he became an increasingly familiar face on American television, following a strong performance in the film "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957), in which he played the smarmy fellow who gets a dalliance with the unwilling Barbara Nichols in exchange for a favor to Tony Curtis' Sidney Falco.

Cads and pompous politicians became White's strong suit, but he achieved his greatest fame as the unctuous Larry Tate on the hit television series Bewitched (1964). He continued to work in the theatre, particularly as a member of acclaimed Theatre West company in Los Angeles and at the Mark Taper Forum there. In December, 1988, White's 33-year-old son, Jonathan, was killed in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, United Kingdom. White, who had been widowed soon after Jonathan's birth, was embittered and enraged by this new tragedy. He became reclusive for a time, but was returning to some social activity and theatre work when he died of a massive heart attack in 1990, just a few days prior to the second anniversary of his son's death. He was survived by his daughter.

Bewitched Credits[edit | edit source]

Episode Airdate
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog October 1, 1964
Help, Help, Don't Save Me October 15, 1964
The Witches Are Out October 29, 1964
Witch or Wife? November 5, 1964
The Girl Reporter November 12, 1964
Just One Happy Family November 19, 1964
It Takes One to Know One November 26, 1964
...And Something Makes Three December 3, 1964
A Is for Aardvark January 14, 1965
The Cat's Meow January 21, 1965
Your Witch Is Showing February 4, 1965
Ling Ling February 11, 1965
Eye of the Beholder February 25, 1965
Red Light, Green Light March 4, 1965
George the Warlock April 22, 1965
That Was My Wife April 29, 1965
A Change of Face May 13, 1965
Eat at Mario's May 27, 1965
Cousin Edgar June 3, 1965
Alias Darrin Stephens September 18, 1965
A Very Special Delivery September 23, 1965
My Grandson, the Warlock October 7, 1965
The Joker Is a Card October 14, 1965
Trick or Treat October 28, 1965
The Very Informal Dress November 4, 1965
Junior Executive November 18, 1965
A Strange Little Visitor December 2, 1965
My Boss, the Teddy Bear December 9, 1965
Speak the Truth December 16, 1965
The Magic Cabin December 30, 1965
Maid to Order January 6, 1966
Fastest Gun on Madison Avenue February 3, 1966
Double Tate February 17, 1966
Baby's First Paragraph March 10, 1966
Double Split March 24, 1966
Disappearing Samantha April 7, 1966
Divided He Falls May 5, 1966
The Catnapper May 19, 1966
What Every Young Man Should Know May 26, 1966
The Girl with the Golden Nose June 2, 1966
Nobody's Perfect September 15, 1966
The Moment of Truth September 22, 1966
Witches and Warlocks Are My Favorite Things September 29, 1966
Accidental Twins October 6, 1966
Dangerous Diaper Dan November 3, 1966
The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara November 10, 1966
I'd Rather Twitch Than Fight November 17, 1966
Oedipus Hex November 24, 1966
Sam's Spooky Chair December 1, 1966
My Friend Ben December 8, 1966
Samantha for the Defense December 15, 1966
A Gazebo Never Forgets December 22, 1966
Sam in the Moon January 1, 1967
Ho Ho the Clown January 12, 1967
Super Car January 19, 1967
The Corn Is as High as a Guernsey's Eye January 26, 1967
The Trial and Error of Aunt Clara February 2, 1967
Three Wishes February 9, 1967
I Remember You...Sometimes February 16, 1967
Art for Sam's Sake February 23, 1967
Aunt Clara's Victoria Victory March 6, 1967
The Crone of Cawdor March 16, 1967
No More Mr. Nice Guy March 23, 1967
How to Fail in Business with All Kinds of Help April 6, 1967
Bewitched, Bothered and Infuriated April 13, 1967
Nobody but a Frog Knows How to Live April 27, 1967
There's Gold in Them Thar Pills May 4, 1967
Toys in Babeland September 14, 1967
Business, Italian Style September 21, 1967
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble September 28, 1967
Cheap, Cheap October 5, 1967
No Zip in My Zap October 12, 1967
Birdies, Bogeys and Baxter October 19, 1967
A Safe and Sane Halloween October 26, 1967
That Was No Chick, That Was My Wife November 9, 1967
Solid Gold Mother-in-Law November 30, 1967
My, What Big Ears You Have December 7, 1967
I Get Your Nannie, You Get My Goat December 14, 1967
Humbug Not to Be Spoken Here December 21, 1967
Samantha's Da Vinci Dilemma December 28, 1967
Snob in the Grass January 11, 1968
If They Never Met January 25, 1968
Hippie, Hippie, Hooray February 1, 1968
A Prince of a Guy February 8, 1968
To Twitch or Not to Twitch March 14, 1968
Tabatha's Cranky Spell March 28, 1968
I Confess April 4, 1968
A Majority of Two April 11, 1968
The No-Harm Charm April 25, 1968
The Man of the Year May 2, 1968
Samantha's Wedding Present September 26, 1968
It's So Nice to Have a Spouse Around the House October 24, 1968
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall November 7, 1968
Samantha's French Pastry November 14, 1968
Is It Magic or Imagination? November 21, 1968
Samantha Fights City Hall November 29, 1968
Samantha Loses Her Voice December 5, 1968
Weep No More My Willow December 19, 1968
Instant Courtesy December 26, 1968
Cousin Serena Strikes Again (Part 1) January 9, 1969
Cousin Serena Strikes Again (Part 2) January 16, 1969
One Touch of Midas January 23, 1969
Samantha the Bard January 30, 1969
Samantha the Sculptress February 6, 1969
Going Ape February 27, 1969
The Battle of Burning Oak March 13, 1969
Samantha and Darrin in Mexico City April 24, 1969
Samantha's Yoo-Hoo Maid September 25, 1969
Samantha's Caesar Salad October 2, 1969
Samantha's Curious Cravings October 9, 1969
...And Something Makes Four October 16, 1969
To Trick or Treat or Not to Trick or Treat October 30, 1969
A Bunny for Tabitha November 6, 1969
Samantha's Secret Spell November 13, 1969
Daddy Comes for a Visit November 20, 1969
Darrin the Warlock November 27, 1969
Samantha's Double Mother Trouble (director) December 4, 1969
You're So Agreeable December 11, 1969
Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays December 18, 1969
Samantha's Better Halves January 1, 1970
The Phrase Is Familiar January 15, 1970
Tabitha's Very Own Samantha January 29, 1970
Super Arthur February 5, 1970
What Makes Darrin Run? February 12, 1970
Serena Stops the Show February 19, 1970
Okay, Who's the Wise Witch? March 12, 1970
A Chance on Love March 19, 1970
If the Shoe Pinches March 26, 1970
Mona Sammy April 2, 1970
Turn on the Old Charm April 9, 1970
Make Love, Not Hate April 16, 1970
To Go or Not to Go, That Is the Question September 24, 1970
Salem, Here We Come October 1, 1970
Darrin on a Pedestal October 22, 1970
Paul Revere Rides Again October 29, 1970
Samantha's Bad Day in Salem November 5, 1970
Samantha's Pet Warlock November 19, 1970
Samantha's Old Man December 3, 1970
The Corsican Cousins December 10, 1970
Samantha's Magic Potion December 17, 1970
Sisters at Heart December 24, 1970
Mother-in-Law of the Year January 14, 1971
The Good Fairy Strikes Again January 28, 1971
The House That Uncle Arthur Built February 11, 1971
Samantha and the Troll February 18, 1971
This Little Piggie February 25, 1971
Mixed Doubles March 4, 1971
Money Happy Returns March 18, 1971
Out of the Mouths of Babes March 25, 1971
Samantha's Psychic Pslip April 1, 1971
Samantha's Magic Mirror April 8, 1971
Laugh, Clown, Laugh April 15, 1971
Samantha's Not So Leaning Tower of Pisa October 6, 1971
Bewitched, Bothered and Baldoni October 13, 1971
The Ghost Who Made a Spectre of Himself October 27, 1971
TV or Not TV November 3, 1971
A Plague on Maurice and Samantha November 10, 1971
Hansel and Gretel in Samanthaland November 17, 1971
The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit December 1, 1971
The Eight-Year Itch Witch December 8, 1971
Three Men and a Witch on a Horse December 15, 1971
Samantha's Magic Sitter January 5, 1972
Serena's Richcraft January 22, 1972
Serena's Youth Pill February 5, 1972
George Washington Zapped Here (Part 2) February 26, 1972
A Good Turn Never Goes Unpunished March 11, 1972
The Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Sam March 25, 1972


Source[edit | edit source]

David White on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on November 5, 2019.

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