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|Born||Lisa Ann DeCinces
February 16, 1958
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
|Known for||Wednesday Addams on The Addams Family|
|Spouse(s)||Farrell Foumberg (1973-1974)
Doug Stevenson (1981-1983)
Jerry Butler (1987-1992)
|Children||Vanessa (1974), Marianne (1984)|
Lisa Loring (born Lisa Ann DeCinces on February 16, 1958, on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Wednesday Addams on the 1964-66 sitcom The Addams Family.
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. Her mother died of alcoholism in 1974.
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.
During her teens, Loring was married to her childhood sweetheart Farrell Foumberg, and had a daughter at the age of 16. 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.
Loring was married to pornographic actor Jerry Butler. Loring had a heroin addiction in her 30s, 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.
Loring returned to acting in 2011.
- "Lisa Loring". tv.com.
- "Lisa Loring: Addams Child Wednesday Has Been Full of Woe". People Magazine. 1995-07-17.