Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley on TV's 'The Addams Family,' dies at 59

December 9, 2014 12:31 AM

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Ken Weatherwax, who played the original Pugsley Addams on “The Addams Family” television show, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday, according to his nephew, Beau Vieira. He was 59.

Pugsley, the oldest child of Morticia and Gomez Addams, was always seen wearing a striped shirt and shorts. The show, never a critical success, premiered in 1964 and lasted for two seasons. It had a finger-snapping theme song and presented a comically macabre family.

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