Heather O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in San Diego,
California. Heather passed away On February 1, 1988 in San
Diego, California from cardiopulmonary arrest.
Tammy O'Rourke is Heather O'Rourke's sister, Tammy had an uncredited
role in the 1982 musical ANNIE playing one of the Dancer/Orphans.
Starting at the young age of 3, Heather O'Rourke was in several
commercials for companies like Mattel and McDonalds.
"They're here" was the line that made her a star , that
has been one of the best one liners ever. This also
ranked #69 on CBS TV special AFI'S TOP 100 Movie Quotes.
To everyone's shock, Heather O'Rourke suffered cardiac arrest
at the young age of 12. Some people say it was due to a misdiagnosis
of an illness and others say it was the curse of the POLTERGEIST
Other than being a huge star, Heather O'Rourke was very proud
of her 1985 class election for student body president of her
Playing Carol Anne Freeling, Heather O'Rourke became a star
in the series POLTERGEIST starting in 1982, then taking the
same role for the next two movies in the series; POLTERGEIST
II: THE OTHER SIDE in 1986 and her last movie POLTERGEIST
III in 1988.
Sadly Heather O'Rourke passed away while on a break from
filming POLTERGEIST III, a blonde stand in was used to complete
the movie. This was O'Rourke's final movie, it was also dedicated
to her memory.
According to Cinefantastique in July 1988 Heather O'Rourke
had one scene that really scared her in the 1982 movie POLTERGEIST.
Steven Spielberg stopped everything to comfort young O'Rourke
telling her she would not have to do that scene again. The
scene that scared her so bad was when she had to hold onto
the headboard, while a wind machine blew toys into the closet
Heather O'Rourke was on several TV episodes including hit
shows like FANTASY ISLAND, CHIPS, WEBSTER, OUR HOUSE, and
STILL THE BEAVER.
Heather O'Rourke's other notable credits include...