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Irene Vernon
Irene Vernon
Role Louise Tate
Biographical Information
Birth Name Irene Vergauwen
Birthdate January 16, 1922
Birthplace Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Death Date April 21, 1998 (age 76)
Death Place South Bend, Indiana, United States[1]

Irene Vernon portrayed Louise Tate, Larry's wife. She played the role for the first two seasons (1964-1966).


Vernon was born as Irene Vergauwen in Mishawaka, Indiana. Her career began with small uncredited roles in 1940s movies. Vernon ended her movie career in 1952, but during the 1950s, she began performing television roles.

Throughout the early 1950s, Vernon guest starred in shows such as Fireside Theater, The Lone Ranger, Danger, Flight, Dennis the Menace Christmas Show and The Donna Reed Show. It was not until 1964 that Vernon got her most memorable role as Louise Tate on the hit television series Bewitched. Vernon held the role until 1966.[2]

On leaving Bewitched, Vernon ventured into a successful career in real estate, living in Beverly Hills, California. Later she remarried and moved to Florida. She died on April 21, 1998.[3]

Bewitched Credits[]

Episode Airdate
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog October 1, 1964
Witch or Wife? November 5, 1964
...And Something Makes Three December 3, 1964
Ling Ling February 11, 1965
That Was My Wife April 29, 1965
My Grandson, the Warlock October 7, 1965
Trick or Treat October 28, 1965
My Boss, the Teddy Bear December 9, 1965
Speak the Truth December 16, 1965
Maid to Order January 6, 1966
Double Tate February 17, 1966
Double Split March 24, 1966
Disappearing Samantha April 7, 1966


  1. Irene Vernon on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on November 18, 2019.
  2. Irene Vernon on Wikipedia. Retrieved on November 18, 2019.
  3. Irene Vernon on Vic's Bewitched Page. Retrieved on November 18, 2019.
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