We received unfortunate news about the passing of Lisa Loring, the original actress who portrayed the beloved character Wednesday Addams in “The Addams Family” live-action series from the 1960s. Lisa Loring passed away at the age of 64. According to reports from Variety, she had suffered a stroke the previous week and passed away on January 28 due to complications.
Lisa Loring is survived by her daughters Marianne and Vanessa Foumberg. Vanessa Foumberg shared that her mother passed away peacefully with both daughters by her side, holding her hands.
On Facebook, Butch Patrick, known for his role in “The Munsters,” shared a heartfelt message: “I’m deeply saddened to learn about the passing of my dear friend Lisa Loring. We had a close relationship and collaborated frequently. I was aware that she was in a frail state. I had the privilege of spending time with her just a few weeks ago. May her soul rest in peace, my friend.”
Lisa Loring portrayed the character of Wednesday Addams in all 64 episodes of “The Addams Family” series, which aired from 1964 to 1966. Her portrayal of Wednesday Addams helped to bring Charles Addams’ beloved cartoon character to life, solidifying her as a pop culture icon.
After her time on “The Addams Family,” Lisa Loring went on to have roles in various television shows and movies. She appeared in series such as “The Phyllis Diller Show,” “The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Fantasy Island,” and “As the World Turns.” Loring also ventured into the horror genre, starring in films like “Blood Frenzy” (1987) and “Iced” (1989). Ten years after the original series ended, she reprised her role as Wednesday Addams in the TV movie “Halloween with the New Addams Family.”