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Heather O'Rourke

Young caucasoid girl with blond hair and a red/white shirt looks left off-camera.
O'Rourke in her last production, Poltergeist III
Personal information
Birth dateDecember 27, 1975
Place of birthSan Diego, California, US
Date of deathFebruary 01, 1988(age 12)
Death placeSan Diego, California, US
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
Septic shock
Intestinal stenosis
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Other namesHeather Michelle O'Rourke
Years active1982 - 1988
Notable worksPoltergeist film trilogy
RelativesTammy O'Rourke (sister)

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Heather O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 - February 1, 1988) was an American child actress who played Carol Anne Freeling in the Poltergeist film trilogy and made several television guest appearances. O'Rourke died due to medical error, and her death had long-lasting effects on her family and the media industry.

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