Heather O'Rourke

1975 - 1988

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Heather Michele O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 – February 1, 1988) was an American child actress. She had her breakthrough starring as Carol Anne Freeling in the supernatural horror film Poltergeist (1982), which received critical acclaim and established her as an influential figure in the genre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heather O'Rourke has received more than 6,661,833 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Heather O'Rourke is the 5,475th most popular actor (down from 4,502nd in 2019), the 8,499th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,813th in 2019) and the 2,754th most popular American Actor.

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  • 30

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  • 4.00

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Among actors, Heather O'Rourke ranks 5,475 out of 10,030Before her are Catherine Fulop, Dalton Vigh, Roxann Dawson, James Daly, Patrick Warburton, and Reta Shaw. After her are Jill Hennessy, Alyson Reed, Martha Raye, Kenneth Connor, Julie Hagerty, and Leonardo Sbaraglia.

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Among people born in 1975, Heather O'Rourke ranks 172Before her are Andreas Klöden, Luciano Burti, Marek Špilár, Mira Awad, Leonor Watling, and Hannibal Muammar Gaddafi. After her are Ivica Dragutinović, Gaahl, Buvaisar Saitiev, Norifumi Abe, Ozan Güven, and Beto. Among people deceased in 1988, Heather O'Rourke ranks 187Before her are Toni Frissell, André Saeys, Ella Raines, Jackie Milburn, Nando González, and Hans Lewy. After her are John M. Allegro, Lois Wilson, Raúl Landini, Mildred Gillars, Näcip Cihanov, and Christopher Connelly.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Heather O'Rourke ranks 8,499 out of 15,968Before her are James Daly (1918), Al Sharpton (1954), Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826), Patrick Warburton (1964), Reta Shaw (1912), and Catherine Hardy Lavender (1930). After her are Alyson Noël (1965), Brian Tyler (1972), Bill Hicks (1961), Erle C. Kenton (1896), William Beebe (1877), and Alyson Reed (1958).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Heather O'Rourke ranks 2,754Before her are Darren Criss (1987), Zach Galligan (1964), Roxann Dawson (1958), James Daly (1918), Patrick Warburton (1964), and Reta Shaw (1912). After her are Alyson Reed (1958), Martha Raye (1916), Julie Hagerty (1955), Dean Cundey (1946), Missi Pyle (1972), and Rob Estes (1963).

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