O’Rourke, Heather

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O’Rourke, Heather Gender: F
Heather Michele O'Rourke
born on 27 December 1975 at 00:28 (= 12:28 AM )
Place San Diego, California, 32n43, 117w09
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°57' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°49'

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Heather O’Rourke
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American child actress.

O'Rourke was discovered at the age of five by director Steven Spielberg while eating lunch with her mother at the MGM commissary. Spielberg cast her as Carol Anne Freeling, a little girl abducted by ghosts in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. She would go on to reprise the role of Carol Anne in the second and third installments. In addition to her roles in the Poltergeist film series, O'Rourke also had a recurring role on Happy Days from 1982 to 1983, and made several television guest appearances.

O'Rourke died at the age of 12 of cardiac arrest and septic shock caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis on 1 February 1988.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate on file, found on a Helen O'Rourke website <http://gallery.heatherorourke.net/albums/0501-1000/normal_heatherorourke00705.jpg>,


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (cardiac arrest)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bowel (acute bowel obstruction)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (for misdiagnosed Crohn's disease)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (second daughter)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (older sister Tammy)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (began age 5)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (died age 12)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Happy Days")