"Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said, I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. Gonna bash 'em right the fuck in!"
Jack Torrance
Wendy Torrance
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Wendy Torrance
Aliases: Winifred Torrance
Continuity: The Shining
Notability: Supporting character
Gender: Female
Location: Stovington, Vermont
Boulder, Colorado
Known relatives: Jack Torrance [1]
Danny Torrance [2]
Status: Deceased
Died: 1992 [3]
Actor: Shelley Duvall
Rebecca De Mornay
Alex Essoe

Wendy Torrance is one of the main characters from The Shining multimedia franchise as first envisioned by author Stephen King in his 1977 novel The Shining. The character was adapted in the 1980 feature film version of The Shining by director Stanley Kubrick, where she was played by actress Shelley Duvall. A version of the character that is more faithful to the source material was presented in the 1997 TV miniseries iteration of The Shining, directed by Mick Garris. This version of the character was portrayed by actress Rebecca De Mornay. Wendy Torrance appeared in flashback scenes in the 2019 film Doctor Sleep. She was played by actress Alex Essoe in the film.

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Wendy Torrance was the wife of Jack Torrance and mother of Danny Torrance. She was completely supportive of her husband and was forgiving of his past transgressions, such as when he broke Danny's arm in a drunken rage. She accompanied him to the Overlook Hotel, but became the target of Jack's rage after he was driven insane by the malevolent forces governing the building. She tried to ward him off with a baseball bat, and ultimately succeeded in knocking him out. She put him in a deep freezer, but Jack escaped and ran after her with an axe. She tried to lock herself inside a bathroom, but Jack broke through, forcing Wendy to escape out the window. Wendy and Danny managed to evade Jack by going through the topiary maze outside the hotel.

In 1992, Wendy Torrance succumbed to cancer. Dan Torrance described seeing his mother with black flies all over her body. [4]

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  1. Husband, deceased. His spirit is trapped in the Overlook Hotel.
  2. Son, alive in the novel. Deceased in the film series.
  3. Dan Torrance was born in 1972. He states that his mother died when he was 20-years-old.
  4. Doctor Sleep

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