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Zelda Rubinstein

Born: 1933-05-28 - Died: 2010-01-27
Cause of Death:
Kidney & Lung Failure

Death Summary: Zelda Rubinstein died at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, California. She had recently spent the previous month at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where her family had chose to take her off life support, as she had kidney and lung failure.

Who was Zelda Rubinstein : Rubinstein was an actress and human rights activist, she is probably most known for her role of Tangina Barrons in the 1982 movie Poltergeist.

Some of Rubinstein’s other films included: Sixteen Candles, Cages, Teen Witch, The Wildcard, Southland Tales and National Lampoon's Last Resort.

Zelda Rubinstein stood only 4 feet 3 inches due to a deficiency in the anterior pituitary gland, which produces growth hormones. Rubinstein was a very outspoken activist for “little people”.
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  1. DementiaBlank Says:

    i will miss you very much if it wasn’t for them remaking poltergeist, i bet you would have lived forever…

  2. deborah Says:

    i absolutely loved her and didnt know she had passed…rest in peace zelda

  3. gina eggleston Says:

    We Love You!

  4. Aida Says:

    Thank you so much for your special gifts. Now you can go into the light. It’s ok. We love you and we will never forget you even though it hurts so much to say good-bye.

  5. Debbie Says:

    We will miss you! Till we meet again

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  7. Joe Fazio Says:


    Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain…on the other side of darkness.

    Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

    I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

    Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
    in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

    Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
    I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

    Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me…
    with a smile and a sigh.

    © Joe Fazio
    jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
    Beverly Hills, California

  8. Kathleen Dempsey Says:

    Zelda I absolutely LOVED you in Poltergeist! I have seen your other films as well. Thankyou for the entertainment you have given us.

  9. Tammi Jephcote Says:

    wow, im shocked to know you have gone, but to me your the main character of Poltergeist. your A Legend x

  10. Jo Angevine Says:

    The light of God will bring you peace.

  11. Ron Mosher Says:

    She was a big person with a big heart. Superb actress and will be missed. God bless her family in their time of loss. And may God bless all of the “little” people

  12. jayjay11 Says:

    poltergeist was My Mom’s favorite movie

  13. Velma Bruchmiller Says:

    I didn’t know that she had passed away. Poltergeist was one of our favorite scary movie. She was a great star, and will be missed dearly. God bless her family in their time of loss.

  14. Tammy Says:

    You Were A Wonderful Actress And You Will Be Missed 🙁
    GOD BLESS YOU !!!!

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  16. victoria murphy Says:

    rip x

  17. Katie Says:

    any time I think of poltergeist, I can hear your voice. you had a higher calling, we got to see you in movies now it’s your turn to be Angel in Heaven. We will miss you.

  18. Kathy Todd Says:

    you will be missed!

  19. kareen Says:

    I remember seeing you first in the movie Teen Witch. You were a wonderful actress. RIP to you. You are in a better place. I’ll pray for your family.

  20. Vanessa Says:

    To a sweet little lady. I will never forget you on Poltergeist. Say hi to “Carol Ann” and “Denice”. It is so sad to here that you are gone. RIP

  21. Vanessa Says:

    We Will Miss You Zelda Rubinstein

  22. jason Says:

    It is ashame that you had to pass on.may you be free from suffering.let your sprite feal into the clouds that go beon.I know that it has been over a year scense your gone.butt my sorrow goes out to your family.rip zelda

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  24. Ivy Warren Says:

    growing up one of my dreams was to meet you,I know that cant happen now but may you rest in peace. The world will miss you a truly insperational woman.

  25. Slobone Winthrop Says:

    Tiny juden

  26. Victor RamosGlez Says:

    You leave such of great performances, we always love you !!!

  27. Mike Hawk Says:

    growing up I always wanted to fuck you, I know that cant happen now but may you rest in peace. The world will miss you a truly inperational woman, too bad I skull fucked you last night

  28. Kevin Says:

    Hardly heard-from honorable Hermit and husmlreos half-pint horror-film harridan hassled by hairy host. Ha Ha Ha.Reply by avatgardener on January 29th, 2010 at Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 8:34 am@avatgardener, AnywayS????? you used anywayS ??? good thing I just had the back of my neck shaved cause the hair (that WAS very long) would have stood up straight!! I guess that is one of my peeves.Reply by Marta on January 29th, 2010 at Friday, January 29, 2010 @ 9:20 am@avatgardener, little lady liks lolipops lol!

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