Little Tabitha from 'Bewitched' is 53-year-old now, and we can hardly recognize her
You may be wondering what little Tabitha from Bewitched looks like now and what she has been doing.
Bewitched was one of the most popular sitcoms of its day, and it told the story of a modern-day witch, Samantha, who marries a mortal and tries to avoid using her powers. Samantha's cute little baby with magical powers was played by child actress Erin Murphy and she is now 53 years old.
Born in Encino, California Erin started her acting career when she was only 11 months old starring in a coffee commercial. Her next gig was opposite future President Ronald Reagan in a laundry detergent ad.
Erin is a twin, a fraternal, and her she and her sister Diane were spotted by the Bewitched casting directors and offered the role of Tabitha. The role was shared by the twins in compliance with the child-actors labor law that limits the number of hours a child can work on a set.
Directors used Erin for close-ups and Diane for cutaway shots. Erin loved the camera and acting and was more at ease than her sister Diana.
"From the time I was a baby, I love it. I like the lights and loved being on my set. My sister used to cry when they would bring her on set. Even now she hates it."
Erin started taking on more of the camera time, as she and Diane got older and started looking less alike.
Erin was eight years old when the final episode aired on March 25, 1972. She took on new acting challenges, including a guest appearance on The Visitor and did a lot of work on TV commercials.
She enrolled in El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California and went on to have a normal teenage life.
After graduating from high school, Erin tried her hand at several jobs. She sold cosmetics; and worked as a make-up artist, casting director, fashion stylist, acting teacher, Karaoke club hostess, and motivational speaker.
Tv called and she returned to face the cameras as a reality TV correspondent for Fox Reality Channel. Erin also founded a company that sells low-calorie vodka popsicles. She returned to her first love, acting, and is now treading the boards in classic theater.
Erin Murphy has declared that life is too short to rest on old glories, and starts each morning willing to face a new challenge and reinvent herself for a new day.