She appeared in several TV series, including "The Twilight Zone" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." She was nominated for an Emmy in an episode of "The Untouchables."
When Liz and Asher pitched ABC a show based on a millionaire heiress who marries a gas station attendant, the network instead offered them "Bewitched." The show was loosely based on the films "I Married a Witch" and "Bell, Book, and Candle."
Before Liz entered the picture, actress Tammy Grimes had been the first choice to play Samantha, but she was released from her contract to perform in a Noel Coward Broadway musical. "I didn't get the role because I beat out hundreds of women in some huge casting call," Liz said. "I was simply at the right place at the right time."
"Bewitched" became the highest rated series ever for the network at that time, and it was the No. 1 rated sitcom for four of its eight seasons. When a serious illness forced York to retire early, Liz and Asher decided to end the series. ABC, however, sweetened their deal and "Bewitched" continued for another four years with Dick Sargent as Darrin.
TV Land honored the character by creating a Samantha bronze statue and erecting it in Salem, Mass. in 1995. Liz died of colorectal cancer that same year. She was 62.