Lisa Loringthe actress who gave life to Merlina in the first version of the television series the mad addams Ha died at the age of 64 on Saturday night at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, from complications of a stroke caused by high blood pressure, his daughter confirmed. Vanessa Foumberg this Monday to specialized magazine The Hollywood Reporter.

Almost 60 years ago, Loring was an interpreter of Merlina (Wednesday, in its original language), the character who in recent months has gained prominence of his own in the popular black comedy on Netflix, where the role is played by Jenna Ortega.

In this latest version, Ortega resumed situations and interpretations of previous rolesand recreated a famous dance which Loring had performed in the television series first broadcast in 1964, and which had 64 episodes.

The actress began working on the series when she was just 5 years old. In later interviews she acknowledged that she “learned to memorize before she could read” in order to say her lines. At fan conventions and in various reports, Loring spoke fondly of her experience on the series: “It was like a royal family: you couldn’t have chosen a better cast and crew. Carolyn Jones and John Astin were like parents to me. They were great.”

After his role in Los Locos Addams, Loring, who was born as Lisa Ann DeCinces in Kwajelein, Marshall Islands, on February 16, 1958, he appeared on multiple shows as The Phyllis Diller Show, The Girl from UNCLE, Fantasy Island, barnaby jones Y As the World Turnswhere he had a recurring role as Cricket Montgomery.