Heather O'Rourke

Movie Actress

Birthday December 27, 1975

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Santee, CA

DEATH DATE Feb 1, 1988 (12)

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

Before Fame

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


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

Family Life

She was born to parents Kathleen and Michael O'Rourke. She had a sister named Tammy.

Associated With

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