Vale: Ken Weatherwax

2014-12-09_2324Former US child actor Ken Weatherwax, best known as Pugsley in The Addams Family, has died at the age of 59.

He suffered a heart attack at his home ion Sunday.

Based on the cartoons of Charles Addams in the New Yorker magazine, The Addams Family ran from 1964 to 1966, with a total of 64 episodes.

Weatherwax, who also voiced the role of Pugsley in an animated version of the series in the 1970s, played one of two Addams siblings, as the brother of Wednesday.

He continued his career behind the camera, working for Universal Studios as a grip.

Source: BBC

One Comment:

  1. I can’t believe he was only 59 and was in a black and white series in the mid 1960s. I remember when I was a kid my mother heard somewhere that the show was harmful to children and I remember my sister and I rushing to the TV to change the channel whenever it came on so we wouldn’t get damaged. In 1988 after a new Australian series failed at 5:30, Nine put repeats of the show into the slot as a stop gap until they could line up a new Australian show. The Addams Family in that slot became a huge ratings success, taking Nine completely aback. I remember a letter in the Daily Telegraph saying that The Addams Family was a hit “because it celebrated family values”. I remember reading that letter and thinking how times had changed. In the 1960s The Addams Family was “harmful to children”. In the 1980s it celebrated family life.

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