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Heather O'Rourke

Actor
Female
Born Dec 27, 1975
Hometown California
Died Feb 1, 1988
Death Place California
Nationality American
Other Names O'Rourke, Heather...

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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CHILDHOOD

1975 Birth Born on December 27, 1975.
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
…  Spielberg cast her as Carol Anne Freeling in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist, where she had the movie's most recognizable line: "They're Here!" She reprised the role in the second and third installments.
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.

TEENAGE

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 swallow. … Read More
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