Carmel, California, USA
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death
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Darrin #2 on Bewitched
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Dick Sargent (April 19, 1930 – July 8, 1994) was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of "the second Darrin Stephens" on the television series Bewitched. The actor took the name Dick Sargent from a Saturday Evening Post illustrator/artist of the same name. Born Richard Stanford Cox in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Sargent had appeared in films since his debut in 1956. When Dick York was forced to leave the Bewitched series owing to health problems in 1969, Sargent stepped into the role. He had first been offered the role in 1964 but was under contract to Universal Studios and unable to accept it. Sargent played Darrin until the show ended in 1972. When Sargent and comic Stanley Myron Hamilton where on Merv Griffin Show in 1975, the comic asked Sargent why he had changed his birth name from Cox. Sargent said wryly, "No one would have taken Dick Cox seriously". Sargent continued to work in film and made numerous guest appearances on various TV shows, including one episode of The Waltons (with the second John-Boy, Robert Wightman), and two early episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard as Sheriff Grady Byrd. He played himself in a 1993 Columbo episode as well as on an episode of Knots Landing. In the mid-eighties, he played the role of Richard Preston, the widowed father, in the syndicated sitcom Down to Earth. In the 1980s, he joined actress Sally Struthers as an advocate of the "Christian Children`s Fund", which brought relief to third world children.
Later in life, Sargent declared publicly that he was gay and supported gay rights issues. He had long hidden his sexual orientation, appearing with lesbian actress Fannie Flagg on the 1970s game show Tattletales as a couple. The game show featured celebrity married couples, and Sargent and Flagg claimed they were dating. In reality, Sargent lived with life partner Albert Williams until his death. In June 1992, Sargent was a Grand Marshal of the Los Angeles Gay Pride parade along with former co-star Elizabeth Montgomery. Both Sargent and Dick York died at the age of 64. York died n 1992, and Dick Sargeant died in 1994 from prostate cancer in Los Angeles. Dick Sargent was cremated.
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Richard Stanford Cox
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Richard Stanford Cox (April 19, 1930 – July 8, 1994), known professionally as Dick Sargent, was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on the television series Bewitched. The actor took the name Dick Sargent from a Saturday Evening Post illustrator/artist of the same name.
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