Heather Michelle O’Rourke | December 27th, 1975 - February 1st, 1988 |Heather is best known for her role playing Carol Ann Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist, as well as it’s sequels. Her most famous lines were “They’re here!” and “They’re back!” She starred in many family sitcoms from 1981-1987. She passed away at age 12 due to Cardiac arrest caused by septic shock due to intestinal stenosis. Heather was an avid collector of cabbage patch kids dolls and was proudest of being elected student body president of her 5th grade class in 1985.
Actress Heather O’Rourke with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland, 1983.
Heather O’Rourke with Drew Barrymore at the Youth in Film Awards, 1982.
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