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Heather O'Rourke

Heather O'RourkeAKA Heather Michele O'Rourke

Born: 27-Dec-1975
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Died: 1-Feb-1988
Location of death: San Diego, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure [2]
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Carol Anne in Poltergeist

Discovered by Steven Spielberg. Appeared on Fantasy Island, Happy Days, CHiPs and in commercials for McDonalds and Mattel. She died just after the filming of Poltergeist III, from heart and respiratory failure after emergency surgery for a perforated acute bowel obstruction.

[1] Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA.

[2] Per death certificate: (a) Cardio-Respiratory Arrest, due to or as a consequence of (b) septic shock and (c) bowel obstruction. Also stated on the cerificate, a biopsy was performed but no autopsy.

Father: Michael Roy O'Rourke (carpenter)
Mother: Kathleen Christine Rasmussen
Sister: Tammy O'Rourke

    Endorsement of McDonald's
    Endorsement of Mattel

    Poltergeist III (10-Jun-1988) · Carol Anne
    Poltergeist II: The Other Side (23-May-1986) · Carol Anne Freeling
    Surviving (10-Feb-1985)
    Poltergeist (4-Jun-1982) · Carol Anne Freeling

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