Why did Dick York leave the TV series “Bewitched” (ABC, 1964-72)?

Dick York leave the TV series “Bewitched” (ABC, 1964-72) primarily for health reasons.

As a result of a back injury during the filming of They Came to Cordura (1959), he developed a degenerative spine condition.

He has also said that he wanted to spend more time with his children and that “the atmosphere on the set of ‘Bewitched’ was extremely unpleasant.” Dick Sargent took over the role of Darrin Stephens.

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