Zelda Rubinstein

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  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: January 27, 2010
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • At 4-foot-3, was the only little person in her family.
  • After college, became a medical-lab technician in a blood bank.
  • After nearly 20 years in the medical field, decided to become an actor; made her film debut in Under the Rainbow (1981) portraying a Munchkin.
  • First major part was in the role of Tangina Barrons in Poltergeist (1982), later reprising the role in the two sequels.
  • Founded the Michael Dunn Memorial Repertory Theater Company, a nonprofit group whose actors were all little people.
  • Was a vocal public advocate for AIDS education and the rights of little people.

Relationships

  • Ray Tatar — Ex-significant Other

College

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; attended University of California, Berkeley, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: January 27, 2010
  • Profession: Actor

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