Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'Rourke
1975 - 1988

Heather O'Rourke  American Actress


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American Actress Heather O'Rourke was born Heather Michelle O`Rourke on 27th December, 1975 in San Diego, California, USA and passed away on 1st Feb 1988 San Diego, California, USA aged 12. She is most remembered for Poltergeist. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Heather O'Rourke is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American child actors.


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First Name Heather
Middle Name Michelle
Last Name O'Rourke
Full Name at Birth Heather Michelle O`Rourke
Alternative Name Heath, Bernie, Heather Michelle O`Rourke, Heather O'Rourke, Heather
Age 12 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th December, 1975
Birthplace San Diego, California, USA
Died 1st February, 1988
Place of Death San Diego, California, USA
Cause of Death Cardiopulmonary arrest and intestinal stenosis
Buried Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Height 4' 8" (142 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Long Blonde Hair, Bangs
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Poltergeist
Year(s) Active 1982–1988, 1981–1988
Pets Dog 'B' 2 pet goldfishes
Favorite Movies Dumbo
Favorite Foods BLT Sandwiches
Favorite Colors Pink

Heather Michele O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress. She made her debut after being discovered by director Steven Spielberg while visiting MGM studios. Spielberg promptly cast her in the horror film Poltergeist (1982) as Carol Anne Freeling, and O'Rourke earned recognition for her performance. She then reprised the role in the second and third installments. O'Rourke was also recognized for her work in television, and appeared in recurring roles on Happy Days from 1982 to 1983, on Webster in 1983, as well as appearing in the television-film Surviving in 1985.

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Poltergeist III1988Carol AnneMovie
Poltergeist II: The Other Side1986Carol Anne FreelingMovie
Our House1986DanaTV Show
Around the Bend1986The DaughterTV Movie
Surviving1985Sarah BroganTV Movie
Rocky Road1985NatashaTV Show
Finder of Lost Loves1984Jillian MarshTV Show
The New Leave It to Beaver1983HeatherTV Show
Webster1983MelanieTV Show
Poltergeist1982Carol Anne FreelingMovie
Matt Houston1982Sunny KimballTV Show
Massarati and the Brain1982Skye HenryTV Movie
CHiPs1977LindseyTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Liza Blake Aged 5TV Show
Happy Days1974Heather PfisterTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (32)

palhelpJun 3, 2013

For Lord's sakes, hang in there, O'Rourkes.

Don't rush meApr 28, 2013

She sure was, wasn't she, Scott?

DidesFeb 26, 2013

She could not even swallow her toast or Gatorade! Poor thing.

Scott HamiltonJan 4, 2013

i Guess the Poltergeist got her After ALL at Age 12
What a Waist
she was a Nice Young girl that looked as Lovely as a Bird.
i Wish she was Alive Today' so She can be my Purdy Birdy.

RoosterDec 22, 2012

jody t, that filmography is just a list!

GooseAug 30, 2011

Tell tha to Judy Barsi. She died at a young age like Miss O'Rourke! Rest in peace, Heather!

MouseJun 12, 2011

I can't believe that "Poltergeist 3" was her last film!

amwritesJun 1, 2011

She died 3 years b4 I was born, and it is depressing. R.I.P., Miss O'Rourke.

maxAug 7, 2010

my heart goes out for Heather.I rearlly enjoy her movies.the best part i like is when she was feeding the gold fish come and get it her face look so cute

nipeyJun 25, 2010

i really like your hair and your voice. and you`re so cute.

!@bheng@!Jun 7, 2010

its sad... i wish im a human in her times.... but still i never forget her until i die to... we love you heather..... we still miss you.. i find you in heaven when my time comes.. ^_^

TanaiJan 21, 2010

Very talented! unfortunately she died very young.

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