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Heather O'Rourke (1975–1988)


Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother ... See full bio »

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Known For

Poltergeist
Poltergeist Carol Anne Freeling
(1982)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Carol Anne Freeling
(1986)
Poltergeist III
Poltergeist III Carol Anne Freeling
(1988)
Surviving
Surviving Sarah Brogan
(1985)

Filmography

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 1986-1987 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Heather
- Material Girl (1987) ... Heather
- Bad Poetry (1986) ... Heather
 1987 Rocky Road (TV Series)
Natasha
- Moscow on the Boardwalk (1987) ... Natasha
 1987 Our House (TV Series)
Dana
- A Point of View (1987) ... Dana
 1986 Around the Bend (TV Movie)
The Daughter
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
Sarah Brogan
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Jillian Marsh
- Yesterday's Child (1984) ... Jillian Marsh
 1983 Webster (TV Series)
Melanie
- Travis (1983) ... Melanie
- Second Time Around (1983) ... Melanie
- Katherine's Swan Song (1983) ... Melanie
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Sunny Kimball
- The Woman in White (1983) ... Sunny Kimball
 1983 CHiPs (TV Series)
Lindsey
- Fun House (1983) ... Lindsey
 1982 Massarati and the Brain (TV Movie)
Skye Henry
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Liza Blake Aged 5
- Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady (1981) ... Liza Blake Aged 5
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Other Works:

Did a Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in August 1986; was part of a child actors' panel that answered phones to take viewers' donations. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

4' 8" (1.42 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm really not afraid of spooky things. When I have to look really frightened, I concentrate on scary things like losing my kittens or something like that. See more »

Trivia:

Astonished Steven Spielberg in his office during her initial interview with her ability to read the Poltergeist (1982) script aloud. See more »

Trademark:

Her blonde hair See more »

Nickname:

Bernie See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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