Parents Judith Loring
|Name Lisa Loring|
|Full Name Lisa Ann DeCinces|
Born February 16, 1958 (1958-02-16) Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Known for Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family
Movies and TV shows The Addams Family, Halloween with the New Addams Family
Spouse Graham Ritch (m. 2003), Jerry Butler (m. 1987–1992)
Children Vanessa Loring, Marianne Loring
Similar People Ted Cassidy, Ken Weatherwax, Christina Ricci, Carolyn Jones, John Astin
Died January 28, 2023 (aged 64) Burbank, California, U.S.
Lisa Loring (February 16, 1958 – January 28, 2023) was an American actress. She was best known for having played Wednesday Addams on the 1964–66 sitcom The Addams Family.
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- The Life and Sad Ending of Lisa Loring
- Early life
- Personal life
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The Life and Sad Ending of Lisa Loring
Her parents both served in the United States Navy, but divorced shortly after her birth. 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. Her mother died of alcoholism in 1974 at age 34.
She joined the cast of ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton in 1966. After her childhood career, she also was a cast member of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1980 to 1983, where she created the role of Cricket Montgomery.
Loring married her childhood sweetheart, Farrell Foumberg, in 1973, and had a daughter at the age of 16. The marriage ended a year later in 1974. Loring married her second husband, actor Doug Stevenson, in 1981. He was a contract performer on another CBS/Procter and Gamble soap opera Search for Tomorrow, with whom she had a second daughter. Their marriage ended in 1983.
She appeared in the slasher film Blood Frenzy (1987).
In 1987, Loring married pornographic actor Jerry Butler. They met on the set of the 1987 adult film, Traci's Big Trick, on which Loring worked as a make-up artist. In the ensuing years of their marriage, she voiced her dissatisfaction with Butler's continued involvement in pornography, and eventually Butler began secretly participating in porn shoots without her knowledge. In an interview with Dateline NBC in the 1990s, Butler described himself as "addicted to the lifestyle", ashamed of his clandestine behavior and its effect on his marriage. The couple later appeared on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show, again discussing the damage Butler's porn career was causing to their marriage. Butler and Loring divorced in 1992, which was also the year he began to drop out of the hardcore industry, and evidently by choice virtually disappeared from the public eye for many years. Loring's fourth marriage was in 2003 to Graham Rich. The couple separated in 2008, and as of June 2014 were in the process of a divorce.
Loring had a heroin addiction in her thirties, getting clean in 1992. She returned to acting in 2011.
Loring had a stroke caused by smoking and hypertension, and died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, on January 28, 2023, at age 64.