Lisa Loring, actress who played the young Wednesday Addams on the 1960s television series “The Addams Family,” has died at the age of 64.
Her daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, told Variety she died Saturday night from complications of a stroke caused by high blood pressure.
“She walked away peacefully with her two daughters,” she said.
Her friend Laurie Jacobson paid tribute to Lorraine on social media, “Wednesday Adams will always be in our hearts”.
“Beautiful child, loving mother, Lisa’s legacy in the entertainment industry is enormous,” she wrote.
At the age of six, Loring played the role of Wednesday Addams, the gloomy, death-hungry, braided daughter of the Addams family.
She played the role for two years, from 1964 to 1966.
After appearing in 64 episodes of “The Addams Family,” she starred in the short-lived sitcom “The Pruitts of Southampton” and the spy drama “From Uncle’s Girl,” before appearing in “The World” from 1980 to 1983. Recurring in Turning.
In 1977, she played Wednesday Addams in the TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family.
Recent Netflix Adaptations Wednesday Reviving “The Addams Family,” star Jenna Ortega went viral when she performed Loring’s pointy dance from the original book.
Lorraine was born in the Marshall Islands in 1958. She grew up briefly in Hawaii before moving to Los Angeles with her mother, where she began modeling as a child at the age of three.
Lorraine is survived by two daughters, Marianne and Vanessa.