Remembering Lisa Loring: 15+ Facts We Didn’t Know About the First Actress to Play Wednesday Addams

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Lisa Loring, the actress best known for her role as Wednesday Addams in the popular 1960s television series, The Addams Family, passed away at age 64. She was a talented performer who made a significant impact on the entertainment industry during her lifetime, and we’d like to take a moment to learn more about her private and professional life.

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  • Lisa Loring’s parents divorced shortly after she was born.
  • Following her parents’ divorce, Loring and her mother moved to Los Angeles.
  • She began a modeling career at age 3.
  • Before finding fame as Wednesday Addams, she was cast in an episode of Dr. Kildare.
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  • She was 5 and a half years old when she landed the role of Wednesday.
  • Her mother and grandmother helped her learn the lines, as she didn’t know how to read yet. “I had to learn to memorize before I could read,” she recalled in one interview.
  • The Addams Family cast was like family to her.
  • Loring was married 4 times to 4 different men.
  • Her mother passed away when she was 14 years old, and she got married the following year.
  • Her first marriage to Farrell Foumberg, with whom she shared her first daughter, lasted only 1 year.
  • Her second marriage was to Doug Stevenson. They had a daughter together, but their union lasted only 2 years.
  • Loring’s third marriage to Jerry Butler lasted for 5 years, and her fourth (and longest one) spanned 11 years, and it was to Graham Rich. However, the couple wasn’t happily married for all these 11 years. They separated 5 years after they said “I do,” and 6 years later, they finalized their divorce.
  • She didn’t have any kids with either of these husbands, despite them being her longest marriages.
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  • Loring has only 16 credits as an actress.
  • Playing Wednesday in The Addams Family was her most iconic role.
  • Her last acting credit was in 2015 with the film, Doctor Spine.

Loring’s timeless portrayal of Wednesday Addams, as well as her other performances, have left a lasting impact and will continue to be cherished for generations to come. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and, of course, her dear fans.

What do you remember Lisa Loring by?

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