Lisa Loring

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Lisa Loring
Born Lisa Ann DeCinces
(1958-02-16) February 16, 1958 (age 56)
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Citizenship American
Occupation Actress
Known for Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family
Spouse(s) Farrell Foumberg (1973-1974)
Doug Stevenson (1981-1983)
Jerry Butler (1987-1992)
Graham Rich(2003-present)(separated 2008, divorce in process as of June 2014)
Children Vanessa (1974), Marianne (1984)

Lisa Loring (born Lisa Ann DeCinces on February 16, 1958) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Wednesday Addams on the 1964-66 sitcom The Addams Family.

Early life[edit]

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 in 1964.[1] Her mother died of alcoholism in 1974.[1][2]

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 1981 to 1983, where she created the role of Cricket Montgomery.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

During her teens, Loring was married to her childhood sweetheart Farrell Foumberg, and had a daughter at the age of 16.[1][2] Her second husband was actor Doug Stevenson, who was a contract performer on another CBS/Procter and Gamble soap opera Search for Tomorrow, with whom she had a second daughter.[1][2]

Loring was married to pornographic actor Jerry Butler. Loring had a heroin addiction in her thirties, recovering in 1992. In 1987, Butler married Loring. They met on the set of the 1987 adult film, Traci's Big Trick, where Lisa was working as a make-up artist. In the ensuing years of their marriage, Loring 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.[1][2]

Loring returned to acting in 2011.


6/10/14 "Lisa Loring -- the original Wednesday Addams from "The Addams Family" TV show -- has decided her marriage cannot be resurrected from the dead ... and has decided to file for divorce.

Loring and hubby Graham Ritch were married back in 2003 and separated all the way back in 2008 -- according to docs filed in L.A. this week, and obtained by TMZ

For some mysterious and spooky reason, she's only now getting around to filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Loring, who's now 56, is asking the court to terminate her ex's right to ask for spousal support." (Posted by TMZ 6/10/14)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Lisa Loring". tv.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lisa Loring: Addams Child Wednesday Has Been Full of Woe". People Magazine. 1995-07-17. 

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