Lisa Loring is dead. The actress died on February 28, 2023 in California. She was 64 years old. Her good friend Laurie Jacobsen announced Loring's death via Facebook.
Four days before her death, Lisa Loring is said to have suffered a stroke. According to her friend, he was favored by smoking and high blood pressure. Her family ended life support after three days in a coma. Loring's daughter Vanessa Foumberg confirmed her mother's death to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lisa Loring was the first actress to play a role that everyone is talking about right now. In "The Addams Family" she embodied Wednesday from 1964 to 1966, the youngest offspring of the horror family. Since November 2022, Jenny Ortega (20) has been playing a teen version of the Addams daughter in the Netflix offshoot "Wednesday". With great success.
"The Addams Family" was based on the funny and chilling cartoons that Charles Addams (1912-1988) drew for "The New Yorker" from the 1930s. When it was first broadcast, the series was overshadowed by the similar format "The Munsters", which started at the same time. Only over the years "The Addams Family" became a cult.
After her debut as a child actress in the "Addams Family", Lisa Loring played in various series, for example in the long-lived soap opera "Young and Passionate". But there was no big breakthrough as an actress. In 1977, she slipped back into Wednesday's black clothes in the TV movie "Halloween with the New Addams Family." Four years earlier, at the age of 15, she had married for the first time.
Since the mid-1980s, Lisa Loring has only appeared sporadically in films, most recently in 2015 in the horror comedy "Doctor Spine". She also worked as a make-up artist for porn, among other things. On the set of one of the erotic films, she met her husband, porn actor Jerry Butler. After the divorce, she entered into her fourth marriage in 2003, but divorced again in 2014.
Lisa Loring leaves behind two daughters and two grandchildren.