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 72)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress and producer
Years active 1951–93
Spouse(s) Roy Thinnes (m.1967-1984; divorced)
Children Christopher Dylan Thinnes (b. 1969)
Casey Thinnes (b. 1974)

Lynn Loring (born Lynn Zimring; 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, including appearances in films such as Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Pressure Point (1962). In 1963, Loring made 11 appearances as Patty Walker in the series Fair Exchange.[citation needed]

Loring played Barbara Erskine, the daughter of Inspector Lewis Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.), during the first season (1965-1966) of The F.B.I. 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.[1]

In 1966, she played an artist "Carma Vasquez" in the "The Night of the Flaming Ghost" episode of The Wild Wild West. In 1967, she guest-starred in two Season 3 episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in "The Test Tube Killer Affair" as "Christine Hobson" and "The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair" as "Neila Nillson", daughter of a scientist with a suspended animation machine. Other television work included The Eleventh Hour, Daniel Boone, Return to Peyton Place,and The Mod Squad. 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).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Loring was married to actor Roy Thinnes from 1967–84, when they divorced. They have a son, Christopher Dylan Thinnes (born 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 feature film Doppelgänger (1969) and the 1971 TV movie Black Noon (1971), and also appeared together in the TV horror film The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lynn Loring on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Profile, Toledo Blade, February 12, 1969.