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Marion Lorne as Aunt Clara


Before Bewitched, television aficionados knew Marion Lorne as Mrs. Guerny on Mr Peepers, starring Wally Cox, and as a stooge on The Gary Moore Show. Long before that, Lorne had been the reigning star for many years at the prestigious Whitehall Theater in London.
She appeared in hit after hit, role after role, each written especially for Lorne by her late husband, Waiter Hackett. "There is no actress on the stage today who can be compared with her," wrote one critic. Lorne was never a raving beauty, and she knew it. But she also didn't care. Her forte was humor. "In my long, long career," she told TVGuide in 1968, "I have played everything, but comedy has always been my favorite. Most of the cha