Gladys Kravitz
Name: Gladys Gruber Kravitz

Gladys Kravitz Pearce.jpg Alice Pearce (Bewitched, 1964-1966)

Gladys Kravitz Gould.png Sandra Gould (Bewitched, 1966-1971)

Tab E7 - Abner and Gladys.png Sandra Gould (Tabitha, 1977)

First Appearance: Be It Ever So Mortgaged
Last Appearance: Laugh, Clown, Laugh (Bewitched)

The Arrival of Nancy (Tabitha)

Portrayer: Alice Pearce (1964-1966)

Sandra Gould
Bewitched (1966-1971)
Tabitha (1977)

Episode Count: 58
Species: Mortal
Gender: Female
Occupation: Homemaker
Spouse: Abner Kravitz
Relatives: Louis Gruber (brother) [1]
Harriet Kravitz (sister-in-law)
Nancy Kravitz (niece)
Floyd Kravitz (nephew)
Edgar (nephew) [2]
Tommy (nephew, sister's son) [3]
Sister (Tommy's mother, mentioned)
Flash Kravitz (nephew) [4]
Other nieces and nephews
Residence: 1168 Morning Glory Circle
Westport, Connecticut

Gladys Kravitz is Samantha's and Darrin's neighbor on Morning Glory Circle. She and her husband Abner live across the street.

About[edit | edit source]

Gladys Gruber Kravitz is extremely nosy, frequently peeking through her curtains at the Stephenses' home. She is convinced that there is something strange going on in their household (and indeed there is, for Samantha Stephens often uses witchcraft that creates unusual events, and the Stephens' witch-and-warlock relatives come and go from the house), and she would yell ABNER!, referring to her husband, although she can never adequately prove her assertions to him.

Kravitz's nosiness, her frustration at never being able to convince her husband or other neighbors of the odd behavior across the street, and the difficulties she causes the Stephenses are all recurring themes on Bewitched. Samantha Stephens always comes up with a fabricated reason why Gladys Kravitz had seen what she had seen, and Gladys can never prove to others that there is anything beyond the ordinary happening at the Stephenses', which causes her no end of annoyance and causes her to question her own impressions and even her sanity. Sometimes, however, when Gladys and her nosiness goes way too far, especially when it involves any city officials or the police, Samantha utters, in anger, that the trouble is "some more of Gladys Kravitz's handiwork!"

Gladys is one of the few, if not only, mortal characters to see through Samantha and Darrin's ruse. She clearly knows that there is something strange going on, even if she is not entirely sure of the source of the oddities. In contrast, Darrin's boss Larry Tate has frequent contact with Samantha and Darrin and never suspects a thing. Gladys is the one mortal who is observant (or nosy) enough to notice the effects of witchcraft at the Stephenses' home, even though no one in the Stephens family ever admits to Gladys that Samantha is a witch.

Many years later, Nancy Kravitz, Gladys' niece, goes to visit her old childhood friend, Tabitha, in Los Angeles and not long after, Gladys and Abner soon show up. Much like she had with her mother, Gladys didn't much approve of Tabitha (she thought of her as a bad influence on Nancy), and was still as nosy as ever. She also ran afoul of Tabitha's Aunt Minerva.

Bewitched Episodes[edit | edit source]

Alice Pearce Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Airdate
Be It Ever So Mortgaged September 24, 1964
Mother Meets What's-His-Name October 8, 1964
Little Pitchers Have Big Fears October 22, 1964
...And Something Makes Three December 3, 1964
A Vision of Sugar Plums December 24, 1964
It's Magic January 7, 1965
Ling Ling February 11, 1965
Red Light, Green Light March 4, 1965
Which Witch Is Which? March 11, 1965
Pleasure O'Riley March 18, 1965
Open the Door, Witchcraft April 8, 1965
Abner Kadabra April 15, 1965
That Was My Wife April 29, 1965
Illegal Separation May 6, 1965
A Change of Face May 13, 1965
Remember the Main May 20, 1965
Alias Darrin Stephens September 18, 1965
My Grandson, the Warlock October 7, 1965
Take Two Aspirins and Half a Pint of Porpoise Milk October 21, 1965
And Then I Wrote November 11, 1965
Aunt Clara's Old Flame November 25, 1965
A Strange Little Visitor December 2, 1965
My Baby, the Tycoon January 20, 1966
Fastest Gun on Madison Avenue February 3, 1966
Samantha, the Dressmaker February 24, 1966
Baby's First Paragraph March 10, 1966
Prodigy June 9, 1966

Sandra Gould Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Airdate
Endora Moves in for a Spell October 20, 1966
Twitch or Treat October 27, 1966
The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara November 10, 1966
My Friend Ben December 8, 1966
Samantha for the Defense December 15, 1966
Soapbox Derby December 29, 1966
The Crone of Cawdor March 16, 1967
Nobody but a Frog Knows How to Live April 27, 1967
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble September 28, 1967
A Safe and Sane Halloween October 26, 1967
Allergic to Macedonian Dodo Birds November 16, 1967
Samantha's Thanksgiving to Remember November 23, 1967
My, What Big Ears You Have December 7, 1967
I Confess April 4, 1968
Samantha's Secret Saucer April 18, 1968
Splitsville May 16, 1968
Samantha's Wedding Present September 26, 1968
Weep No More My Willow December 19, 1968
Samantha the Bard January 30, 1969
Daddy Does His Thing April 4, 1969
You're So Agreeable December 11, 1969
Santa Comes to Visit and Stays and Stays December 18, 1969
Tabitha's Very Own Samantha January 29, 1970
Samantha's Pet Warlock November 19, 1970
Mary the Good Fairy January 21, 1971
The Good Fairy Strikes Again January 28, 1971
This Little Piggie February 25, 1971
Darrin Goes Ape March 11, 1971
Laugh, Clown, Laugh April 15, 1971

Tabitha Episodes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Gallery of Gladys Kravitz

References[edit | edit source]

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