Pugsley From Addams Family Dead at 59

Ken Weatherwax played Gomez and Morticia's boy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
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Posted Dec 9, 2014 1:08 PM CST

The actor who played Pugsley on the Addams Family TV show is dead of an apparent heart attack at 59, reports the Los Angeles Times. Ken Weatherwax died Sunday at his California home. Weatherwax served in the Army after high school and tried to make a go of it in Hollywood, but never found the level of success of the 1960s show in which he portrayed the "reserved, insect-eating son of Gomez and Morticia Addams," as the Hollywood Reporter describes. Weatherwax appeared in some commercials as well as a 1977 Addams Family movie for NBC, but mostly worked as a grip for Universal Studios. TMZ reports that his family plans a separate funeral for fans. (More obituary stories.)

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