|born on||16 October 1917 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°08' 04°20 Asc. 06°00'|
Brought to Hollywood by Gene Kelly to reprise her Broadway performance in the film version of On the Town (1949), Pearce played comedic supporting roles in several films, before being cast as Gladys Kravitz in the TV series Bewitched in 1964. As the nagging and nosy neighbor, Gladys Kravitz, Pearce's scenes were almost entirely reactions to acts of witchcraft she had witnessed at the house across the street. Her hysterical accusations against Samantha, played by Elizabeth Montgomery, and the disbelief of her husband Abner (George Tobias), provided a common thread through many of the series' early episodes. She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series posthumously after the second season of the series.
Pearce was married twice. In 1948, she married composer John Rox. In 1957, Rox died of a heart attack. In 1964, she married stage manager Paul Davis. Pearce had no children.
She died from ovarian cancer on March 3, 1966.
- associate relationship with Entertainment: Bewitched (born 17 September 1964). Notes: Played Gladys Kravitz, 1964-1966
- associate relationship with Kelly, Gene (born 23 August 1912)
- associate relationship with Montgomery, Elizabeth (born 15 April 1933)
Sy Scholfield cites Pearce's baby book as quoted by Melanie from the Harpies Bizarre website in an email in June 2007.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress