Oh no! Zelda Rubinstein has died! Sadface! From the AP:
Zelda Rubinstein, the 4-foot-3-inch character actor best known as Tangina, the psychic who tries to calm a family inhabiting a haunted house in the 1982 horror film “Poltergeist,” has died. She was 76.
Her agent, Eric Stevens, tells the Los Angeles Times that Rubinstein died Wednesday at a Los Angeles hospital. Stevens says she recently suffered a heart attack.
This is obviously sad news, and I know that in times like this we should be grieving together and supporting each other emotionally, not nitpicking and fact-checking, but I do have to take some issue with the Associated Press’s reporting. Zelda Rubinstein is the 4-foot-3-inch character actor best known as Madame Serena from the movie Teen Witch. Duh. I just don’t think we can ever find closure if we do not have honesty.
Goodbye, Zelda Rubinstein, you will be missed. You are in heaven now, topping that with the angels.