Fans of The Addams Family, an American sitcom from the 1960s, will never forget how young Lisa Loring was when she played Wednesday Addams. Sad to say, the actress died almost 60 years after the show first aired.
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Lisa’s Friend Announces Her Death
Reports say that Lisa Loring died on January 28, 2023, when she was 64 years old. It was confirmed the next day and her close friend Laurie Jacobson shared the sad news on social media the next day. Laurie said that Lisa had a very bad stroke four days prior to her death.
Lisa Was On Life Support
The friend said that Lisa’s smoking habit and high blood pressure led to the stroke. After the actress had a major stroke, she was on life support for three days. But Lisa’s family thought it was best to take her out of the machine, which killed her.
Lisa Had Amazing Qualities
Also, Laurie said that Lisa was part of the fabric of pop culture and would always be remembered as Wednesday Addams. She also said that her friend was pretty, nice, and a good mom.
Lisa Will Always Be Remembered
To wrap up, Laurie admitted that Lisa’s legacy in the entertainment business was huge. She also said that Lisa’s legacy, which was full of humor, affection, and love, will live on in the memories of her friends and family for a long time.
Inside Lisa’s Role As Wednesday Addams
In the live-action version of Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons, Lisa was the first person to play Wednesday Addams. Her season of the show ran from 1964 to 1966, with a total of 64 episodes.
The Character’s Dark Part
Fans of sitcoms saw the legend as a sweet but sad girl who liked to collect creepy pets like a lizard named Lucifer, a black widow spider named Homer, and a doll with no head.
Lisa Reprised Her Role
Lisa kept playing Wednesday Addams after the show ended. She did so in the 1977 TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family. She also made a number of guest appearances on other TV shows.
Lisa’s Other Acting Credits
Lisa was in a lot of TV shows, like The Phyllis Diller Show, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, Barnaby Jones, and As the World Turns, where she played Cricket Montgomery on a regular basis. The last movie she was in was Doctor Spine, which came out in 2015.
Who Is Lisa Leaving Behind?
Lisa’s life was also interesting when she wasn’t in front of the camera. She had four marriages, and the last one ended in 2008. Lisa is survived by her two daughters, Marianne and Vanessa, and her two grandchildren, Emiliana and Charles.