January 27th, 2010
Zelda Rubinstein passes away at 76
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter
, Zelda Rubinstein, the 4-foot-3-inch actress best known as Tangina, the psychic who tries to help a family living in a haunted house in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist
, has passed away at the age of 76.
Rubinstein died Wednesday at a hospital in Los Angeles. According to her agent, Eric Stevens, she had recently suffered a heart attack.
The actress made her film debut in the 1981 comedy Under the Rainbow
. She also had roles in the films Sixteen Candles
, Southland Tales
as well as the Poltergeist