Friday, January 29, 2010

There Is Peace and Serenity in the Light

Zelda Rubenstein was best known as Tangina Barroms, the diminutive lady with the even tinier voice in the "Poltergeist" movies, who realized that Carol-Anne could hear things that "only a child can understand."

The "Poltergeist" film series was plagued by a legendary curse which is rumored to have taken the lives of several cast members including the original movie's young stars Heather O'Rourke (who died at the age of 11 from cardiopulmonary arrest and intestinal stenosis) and Dominique Dunne (who was strangled into brain-death by her estranged boyfriend at the age of 22).  

But at the age of 76, the actress who appeared in all three "Poltergeist" flicks managed to avoid going into the light for a long, long time. Sadly, she finally crossed over this week due to heart complications.

If she believed the words of her medium character - "There is no death. It is only a transition to a different sphere of consciousness" - then Zelda's not gone for ever, she's just on a new adventure.

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