Lisa Loring the original Wednesday Adams has passed away

Cheryl E Preston
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The original Wednesday Adams has passed away

The Adams Family ran on network television for two seasons on CBS from September 1964-April 1966 and continues to be a baby boomer favorite in reruns. Lisa Loring the original Wednesday Adams was the darling of the sitcom about a zany group of family members. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Loring has passed away at age 64. Her cause of death was said to be a stroke that was the result of high blood pressure and smoking.

There have been several movie versions and stage plays of The Adams Family and most recently Wednesday on Netflix. No one, however, could recreate or recapture the magic of Loring in the role of the youngest member of the Adams clan. In 1966 the actress was in the ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton. From 1980 to 1983, she portrayed Cricket Montgomery on the CBS soap As the World Turns and appeared in three slasher films Savage Harbor and Blood Frenzy (1987), and Iced (1988),

Lisa Loring's personal life

Loring Loring married her childhood sweetheart, Farrell Foumberg, in 1973 when she was only 15 and they had a daughter but the marriage ended a year later. In 1981 the actress married actor Doug Stevenson, who was a cast member on the CBS soap opera Search for Tomorrow. They had a daughter together but the marriage ended in 1983.

In 1987, Loring married adult film actor Jerry Butler after they met on the set of the 1987 adult film Traci's Big Trick, on which Lisa was a make-up artist and an uncredited writer. This marriage lasted until 1992 and Loring has said she did not like the fact that her spouse remained in the adult film business after she had walked away. The last marriage for the woman who portrayed the original Wednesday Adams was to Graham Rich in 2004 and it ended in 2008. The death of Lisa Loring is another chip out of fond childhood memories for the boomer generation.

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