LOS ANGELES -- Ysabel MacCloskey, a stage, screen and television actress best known for her role as 'Aunt Hagatha' on the 'Bewitched' TV comedy series, has died following a brief illness. She was 64.
Mrs. MacCloskey began her show business career after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, where she performed in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse.
She was an original member of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and later joined an opera company in Stuttgart, West Germany, where her husband was stationed.
Although she had roles in such films as 'Harold and Maude' and stage productions by George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare and Noel Coward, Mrs. MacCloskey was best remembered for her appearances on comedy television shows.
She joined Red Skelton 16 times on his variety programs in television's early days and later had parts on the 'Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Little House on the Prairie,' 'Bewitched' and 'Benson.'
Mrs. MacCloskey died March 11 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank.