Heather O'Rourke

Born Dec 27, 1975

Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress who played Carol Anne Freeling in the Poltergeist film trilogy and made several television guest appearances. Born in San Diego, O'Rourke also died there in 1988 due to medical error.

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1975 Birth Heather O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975, in San Diego, California, to Kathleen and Michael O'Rourke. … Read More
1981 5 Years Old Kathleen and Michael divorced in 1981, and O'Rourke's mother married truck driver James A. "Jim" Peele in 1984. … Read More
1982 6 Years Old After her work in 1982's Poltergeist, O'Rourke secured several television and TV movie roles.
1983 7 Years Old In April 1983 she starred as herself alongside Morey Amsterdam and well-known Walt Disney animated characters in the hour-long television special, Believe You Can... and You Can! … Read More
1985 9 Years Old In the television movies Massarati and the Brain and 1985's Surviving: A Family in Crisis, she played Skye Henry and Sarah Brogan, respectively.


1987 11 Years Old O'Rourke became ill in early 1987 and was misdiagnosed by doctors at Kaiser Permanente Hospital as having Crohn's disease. … Read More
On January 31, 1988, O'Rourke suddenly became ill again, vomiting and unable to keep anything in her stomach. … Read More
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