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Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'Rourke Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1975
Place of Birth Santee, California
Death day February 1, 1988 (12 years old)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
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Heather O'Rourke

Heather Michele O'Rourke is an American child actress. She first appeared after being discovered by director Steven Spielberg during a visit to MGM studios. Spielberg quickly invited her to join the horror film Poltergeist as Carol Anne Freeling, and O'Rourke was recognized for her performance. She then reconstituted the role in the second and third season. O'Rourke is also recognized for her television work and appeared in recurring roles in Happy Days from 1982 to 1983, on Webster in 1983, as well as in the Surviving television series from 1985. During her career, O ' Rourke was nominated for six Young Artist Awards, winning one for his role in Webster and appearing in a total of three films and twelve television series.

Born Heather Michele O'Rourke, December 27, 1975, San Diego, California, U.S.
Died February 1, 1988, San Diego, California, U.S.
Cause of death Congenital stenosis of the intestine causing septic shock
Resting place Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–1988
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About Heather O'Rourke

Child actress who starred as Carol Anne Freeling in Poltergeist and its sequels who tragically died at age 12.

Heather O'Rourke before fame

She was personally selected by Steven Spielberg for the film Poltergeist.

Achievement of Heather O'Rourke

She died during surgery in 1988 after being misdiagnosed with Crohn's disease.

Heather O'Rourke family life

Her mother's name is Kathleen. She had a sister named Tammy.

Associations of Heather O'Rourke

Craig T. Nelson played her character's father in Poltergeist.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Heather O'Rourke

  • San Diego Actresses
  • Interment at Westwood Village Memorial Park
  • The actresses are from California

Latest information about Heather O'Rourke updated on June 14 2021.