March 22, 2023

Actress Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday in the series “The Addams Family” in the 1960s, died on Saturday January 28 at the age of 64.

She had been on Wednesday long before Christina Ricci and Jenna Ortega. Lisa Loring, who played in “The Addams Family” in the 1960s, died on January 28, her friend Laurie Jacobson announced on Facebook.


Facebook screenshot Laurie Jacobson

According to the writer and television producer’s message, the actress died at the age of 64 in Burbank, California, surrounded by her two daughters, following a stroke four days earlier. .

Model from the age of 3, Lisa Loring had obtained a role in an episode of the television series “Dr. Kildare”, before becoming known to the general public at the age of 6 in the skin of the cult character Wednesday.

After “My Addams Family” in 1966, she then joined the cast of the ABC sitcom “The Pruitts of Southampton”. Then from 1980 to 1983, she starred in the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns”.

After a TV movie about the Addams Family in 1977, she appeared in the cast of three B-movie horror films, “Blood Frenzy” (1987), “Iced” (1988), and “Savage Harbor” (1987).

A chaotic personal life

Like many child stars, Lisa Loring has long struggled with depression and addictions, as IMDB reports. The actress will have struggled throughout her life against a deep malaise, accentuated by a complicated love life.

After marrying her childhood sweetheart, Farrell Foumberg, in 1973, when she was 15, and with whom she will have a daughter, she will divorce a year later. She will then marry her second husband, actor Doug Stevenson, in 1981, from whom she will also have a daughter with him, before their marriage ends in 1983.

In 1987, Loring will marry again, with the actor of films X Jerry Butler. In the years that followed, she repeatedly expressed her dissatisfaction at seeing him continue his activities in porn. They will separate in 2008 and their divorce will be finalized in 2014.

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday in the recent series of Tim Burton, had confided to have wanted to pay homage to the actress with the “frug dance”: “I knew that there were certain things that I absolutely wanted to do. I paid tribute to Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday Addams. I redid her shuffle a bit, her famous dance … it was cut, but it’s there somewhere, “said the actress at the microphone of the American media “Entertainment Weekly”.

With the disappearance of Lisa Lorie, John Astin, who played Gomez Addams, is now the last member of the original cast of “The Addams Family” still alive.

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