Poltergeist actress Zelda Rubinstein dies, aged 76

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    Zelda Rubinstein, the US actress best known for her role as the diminutive psychic in 1982 film Poltergeist, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 76. The 4ft 3in (1.29m) actress died in hospital on Wednesday after recently suffering a heart attack, her agent told the Los Angeles Times. Eccentric medium Tangina Barrons was her first major role and one she reprised in two Poltergeist sequels. More recently, Rubinstein appeared in Southland Tales and TV's Picket Fences.

    She also appeared in a high-profile AIDS public awareness campaign in the 1980s and was an outspoken activist for the rights of people of restricted height.

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    Ahh, that's too bad. I liked her. I wonder if her house is clean?icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 28, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    Okay, let me be the first of many to state the obvious: "Run to the light, Zelda R!"
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    Jan 28, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    go to the light... alllllll are welcome
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    Jan 28, 2010 8:15 PM GMT
    She was also one of the munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. I believe one of the sleepyheaded ones in the flower in Munchkinland.
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    Jan 29, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Zelda was not a munchkin

    But, Zelda was a very early advocate for GLBT rights and fought against AIDS. Here is a poster she did in 1984 when AIDS was only whispered about and no celebrity would ruin their career by fighting it.

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    And that is tremendously wonderful. Thanks Zelda!
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    Jan 29, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    so sad. I have a friend in silverlake that used to see her at a diner he goes to. I am sure she will be missed
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    Jan 29, 2010 3:43 PM GMT


    I'm sure she was a very sweet lady, but that lady scares the fire´╗┐ out of me! R.I.P. Zelda.