Lisa Loring passed away at the age of 64 due to a stroke.
Lisa Loring: The Wednesday Addams We Will Always Remember
The world of entertainment mourns the loss of actress Lisa Loring, who passed away at the age of 64. Loring was best known for her role as young Wednesday Addams in the popular TV series ‘The Addams Family’ from 1964 to 1966. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Vanessa Foumberg and a friend, Laurie Jacobson, who remembered her on Facebook as the beloved Wednesday Addams.
Loring’s portrayal of the gothic and mysterious Wednesday Addams has remained etched in the minds of fans for generations. Her character was sweet-natured but gloomy, and had a fascination for creepy pets such as a black widow spider named Homer and a lizard named Lucifer, as well as a headless doll. Loring’s shimmying frug dance called ‘The Drew’ frug, also gained renewed attention with the recent Netflix series ‘Wednesday’, where Jenna Ortega performed her own interpretation of Wednesday’s dance.
Born in the Marshall Islands to parents who had served in the Navy, Loring lived in Hawaii before coming to Los Angeles with her mother. She started modelling at the age of 3 and soon made her way into the entertainment industry, appearing in an episode of ‘Dr. Kildare’. After ‘The Addams Family’, she joined Phyllis Diller’s sitcom ‘The Pruitts of Southampton’ and made appearances in series like ‘The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.’, ‘Fantasy Island’, and ‘Barnaby Jones’. Loring even secured a recurring role as Cricket Montgomery on ‘As the World Turns’ from 1980 to 1983.
Loring also had a brief stint in the movie industry, appearing in genre films like ‘Savage Harbor’ and ‘Blood Frenzy’. She even worked as a makeup artist under the name ‘Maxine Factor’ in adult films. Her career may have had its ups and downs, but she will always be remembered for her role as Wednesday Addams.
Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on ‘The Munsters’, remembered Loring as a close friend, expressing his sadness on Facebook. Loring is survived by her two daughters, Marianne and Vanessa, and her legacy as Wednesday Addams will live on for generations to come.
In conclusion, we bid farewell to Lisa Loring, the Wednesday Addams we will always remember. May her soul rest in peace.
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