Lynn Loring

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Lynn Loring
Loring with Stephen Brooks and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in 1965.
Loring with Stephen Brooks (left) and
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in 1965.
Born (1944-07-14) July 14, 1944 (age 70)
New York City, US
Occupation Actress and producer
Years active 1951–93
Spouse(s) Roy Thinnes (m.1967-1984; divorced)
Children 1 son and daughter

Lynn Loring, born Lynn Zimring on July 14, 1944 is an American actress and television and film producer.


Born in New York City, Loring started acting in 1951 at the age of seven, playing the role of Patti Barron in the television soap opera Search for Tomorrow. She remained in the role for ten years, until she graduated from high school in 1961, after which she explored other opportunities. In 1963, Loring made 11 appearances as Patty Walker in the series Fair Exchange.

Loring played Barbara Erskine, the daughter of Inspector Lewis Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.), during the first season (1965-1966) of The F.B.I.

In 1963, she appeared in an episode of Gunsmoke titled "Pa Hack's Brood" where she played the character "Maybelle", the daughter of an eccentric farmer.[1]

She played Susan Foster in the 1964 episode "The Case of the Paper Bullets" on Perry Mason. Also in 1964, she played Filene in the "Memo From Purgatory" episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. In 1965, she played Maybelle Williams in the "Judgement in Heaven", the christmas episode of The Big Valley. In 1966, she played an artist "Carma Vasquez" in the "The Night of the Flaming Ghost" episode of The Wild Wild West.

Loring's other television work included The Eleventh Hour, Daniel Boone, Return to Peyton Place,and Mod Squad (1972 TV series) .

In 1975, she discontinued acting in favor of a career in production, of both made-for-TV movies and feature films such as Mr. Mom (1983).

Personal life[edit]

Loring was married to actor Roy Thinnes (of the TV series The Invaders) from 1967 to 1984. They have a son, Christopher Dylan Thinnes (born in 1969) and daughter, Casey Thinnes, (born 1974).[2]

In 1967, Loring appeared with Thinnes in the episode "Panic" of The Invaders. Thinnes and Loring played husband and wife in the 1969 feature film Journey to the Far Side of the Sun.


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