Actress Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday Addams on the 1960s sitcom The Addams Family died Saturday at the age of 64.
The news was confirmed to CBS News in a statement by Loring’s agent, Chris Carbaugh of C and V Promotions. Loring died on Saturday “surrounded by her family. Lisa was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend with a lifetime of amazing stories and experiences. She brought to life one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood history that is still celebrated today. Lisa loved sharing her memories and meeting all her fans across the world. She will be missed dearly,” the statement said.
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Loring breathed her last in a Burbank, California, hospital of “complications from a stroke caused by high blood pressure,” according to her daughter, Vanessa Foumberg.
Who was Lisa Loring?
Lisa Loring was born on February 16, 1958, in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, a United Nations Trust Territory at the time. She grew up in Hawaii and later moved to Los Angeles with her mother. She began modeling at age three and appeared in an episode of Dr. Kildare, which aired in 1964.
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Loring was six years old when she starred as Wednesday Addams from 1964 to 1966 in the sitcom that went on to become a classic over the years and also appeared in As the World Turns. Loring reprised the role in the 1977 television movie, Halloween with the New Addams Family.
In 1966, she joined the cast of the ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton. From 1980 to 1983, she played the character Cricket Montgomery on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns.
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During her acting career, Loring starred in projects such as Annie Flynn, Fantasy Island, As the World Turns, Death Feud, Layin’ Down the Law, Doctor Spine, and Way Down in China.