Original Wednesday Addams Actress Dies at 64

Lisa Loring on the Chiller Theatre Expo 2019
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Lisa Loring, who was the primary actress to play Wednesday Addams, died on Saturday, January 28. She was 64.

Loring’s daughter Vanessa confirmed the information to The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, January 29, noting that her mom died of issues from a stroke attributable to hypertension. “She went peacefully with each her daughters holding her fingers,” Vanessa added.

The previous baby star’s agent, Chris Carbaugh, informed CNN on Monday, January 30, that Loring was “surrounded by her household” when she died. “She delivered to life probably the most iconic characters in Hollywood historical past that’s nonetheless celebrated immediately,” Carbaugh stated in an announcement. “Lisa beloved sharing her recollections and assembly all her followers the world over.”

After information of her demise made headlines, tributes poured in from associates and followers. Butch Patrick, who performed Eddie Munster on The Munsters, honored the late star in an announcement shared by way of Fb on Sunday. “Very sorry to listen to of my pricey pal Lisa Loring’s passing,” the previous baby star, 69, wrote. “We have been very shut and labored collectively typically. I do know she was very weak. I used to be in her firm just some weeks in the past. Godspeed my pal.”

Lisa Loring, Original Wednesday Addams Actress, Dies at Age 64

‘The Addams Household’ – John Astin, Carolyn Jones and Lisa Loring

Loring originated the position of Wednesday at age 6 in The Addams Household, which aired from 1964 to 1966. She later reprised the position within the 1977 TV film Halloween With the New Addams Household. Her different TV credit included Fantasy Island, The Woman From U.N.C.L.E., Barnaby Jones and Because the World Turns.

Born within the Marshall Islands, Loring began modeling at age 3 and made her first TV look in 1964, starring in an episode of Dr. Kildare. After her position on The Addams Household, Loring starred on Phyllis Diller’s short-lived sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton.

Loring was married 4 instances: to Farrell Foumberg from 1973 to 1974, to Doug Stevenson from 1981 to 1983, to Jerry Butler from 1987 to 1992, and to Graham Wealthy from 2003 to 2014. She shared daughter Vanessa with Foumberg and daughter Marianne with Stevenson.

After Netflix’s collection Wednesday premiered final yr, Jenna Ortega revealed that she included a tribute to Loring in her efficiency. “I paid homage to Lisa Loring, the primary Wednesday Addams,” the You alum, 20, defined throughout a December 2022 look on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I did a bit little bit of her shuffle that she does.”