Addams Family Star Ken Weatherwax Dies
Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley on “The Addams Family” from 1964-1966, died of a heart attack on Sunday in his California home. Weatherwax was 59.
Weatherwax starred alongside John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, Jackie Coogan and Lisa Loring on the ghoulish sitcom. Well after the show about the spooky family went off the air, Weatherwax continued to play the voracious and devious Pugsley. He lent his voice to an animated series that ran from 1973-1975, and later played Pugsley, Sr. in a 1977 TV movie called, “Halloween With The New Addams Family.”
He then reportedly worked behind the scenes as a set builder and grip, and still made appearances for fans at various conventions. TMZ says Weatherwax’s family will hold two funerals for him, one for his loved ones and a second for his fans.