Lisa Loring, known for Wednesday Addams, passed away at 64
Lisa Loring, well-known for playing Wednesday Addams in the mid-1960s sitcom The Addams Family, passed away at 64.
In a Facebook post, Loring’s close friend Laure Jacobson announced her passing on January 28 after the actor had been taken off life support due to “a major stroke.”
“I must inform you with deep sorrow about the passing of our friend Lisa Loring. She had a severe stroke four days ago due to smoking and high blood pressure. She had been on life support for three days. She passed away last night after her family took the agonizing decision to remove it yesterday,” according to Jacobson’s post on social media.
Anjelica Huston is rumored to be cast in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Wednesday.”— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) January 24, 2023
She will allegedly play the new Principal appointed to Nevermore Academy after the murder of Weems in the Season 1 finale.
Anjelica previously played Morticia in “The Addams Family” films. pic.twitter.com/dsr7DRyEO2
Loring moved to Los Angeles with her mother when she was a little after her parents divorced. She was born Lisa Ann DeCinces on February 16, 1958, in the Marshall Islands. At three, she began modeling under the name Lisa Loring. In 1964, she made her debut on television in a segment of Dr. Kildare, NBC’s medical drama.
At age five and a half, Loring started working on the half-hour comedy series after winning the role of Wednesday in the ABC live-action television adaptation of New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. Later, in interviews, she admitted that she learned to memorize before she could read to say her lines.
Following Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of the enduring character in the Netflix series, interest in Loring’s version of Wednesday Addams has recently increased. In the first live-action version of Charles Addams’ New Yorker drawings, Loring played the original Wednesday. Sixty-four episodes were produced during the show’s two seasons from 1964 to 1966.
After leaving The Addams Family, Lisa Ann DeCinces Loring appeared on several shows, including The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The Phyllis Diller Show, Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones, and C.B.S.’ As the World Turns, where she played Cricket Montgomery regularly from 1980-83.
In 1977’s television movie Halloween starring the New Addams Family, Loring later played Wednesday again.
In addition, Lisa Loring starred in the 1987 B-grade slasher movies Blood Frenzy, Savage Harbor, and Iced (1988).
Her most recent acting role was in the 2015 movie Doctor Spine.