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zelda rubinstein
Birth :
May 28, 1933
Passing :
Jan 27, 2010

Marvelously quirky, distinctive, and diminutive 4' 3" character actress Zelda Rubinstein was born on May 28, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest of three children and the only little person in her family. Zelda received a scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh. After earning a degree in bacteriology, Rubinstein worked as a lab technician in blood banks. In 1978 Zelda decided to pursue an acting career. She studied acting at the University of California. Rubinstein made her film debut in the comedy "Under the Rainbow." Zelda achieved her greatest enduring popularity as feisty and eccentric psychic Tangina Barrons in the hit horror classic "Poltergeist." Rubinstein went on to play Tangina in the two sequels and made a guest appearance as a seer on an episode of the spin-off TV series "Poltergeist:Zelda participated in the first AIDS Project Los Angeles AIDS Walk and attended the 25th Anniversary Walk on October 12, 2009. She died of natural causes at age 76 at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2010.

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