Heather O'Rourke

1975 - 1988

Heather O'Rourke

Heather Michele O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress. She made her debut after being discovered by director Steven Spielberg while visiting MGM studios. Spielberg promptly cast her in the horror film Poltergeist (1982) as Carol Anne Freeling, and O'Rourke earned recognition for her performance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heather O'Rourke has received more than 4,846,916 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 4,571st most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Heather O'Rourke ranks 4,514 out of 8,832Before her are Susan Hampshire, Wilmer Valderrama, Amr Waked, Jeanne Cooper, Sterling Holloway, and Grace Cunard. After her are Roselyn Sánchez, Laraine Day, Ewen Bremner, Edgar Bergen, Jan Sterling, and Marsha Hunt.

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Among people born in 1975, Heather O'Rourke ranks 128Before her are Marion Jones,, Martin Jørgensen, Albert Costa, Eric Szmanda, and Prince Ali bin Hussein. After her are Tony Kakko, Jason Sudeikis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jack White, Sara Gilbert, and Markko Märtin. Among people deceased in 1988, Heather O'Rourke ranks 148Before her are Roy Kinnear, Jackie Milburn, Louis L'Amour, Toni Frissell, Ray Barbuti, and Duane Jones. After her are Lois Wilson, Ella Raines, Judith Barsi, Brook Benton, Leonard Frey, and Daws Butler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Heather O'Rourke ranks 6,819 out of 12,171Before her are Karl Rove (1950), Frank Benford (1883), Sterling Holloway (1905), Grace Cunard (null), Jon Turteltaub (1963), and David Rice Atchison (1807). After her are Laraine Day (1920), Jan Sterling (1921), Marsha Hunt (1917), Walter Frederick Morrison (1920), Erica Boyer (1956), and Jill Stein (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Heather O'Rourke ranks 2,195Before her are Common (1972), Anthony Denison (1949), Judith O'Dea (1945), Wilmer Valderrama (1980), Sterling Holloway (1905), and Grace Cunard (null). After her are Laraine Day (1920), Jan Sterling (1921), Marsha Hunt (1917), Minta Durfee (1889), Nancy Cartwright (1957), and Maury Chaykin (1949).