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Zelda Rubinstein

Zelda Rubinstein

(1933 – 2010)

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Zelda Rubinstein

Zelda Rubinstein
(1933 – 2010)

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Zelda Rubinstein

(1933 – 2010)
About Zelda
This is a memorial dedicated to Zelda Rubinstein. Zelda Rubinstein was an American actress and human rights activist, best known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the movies Poltergeist (1982) and its sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Poltergeist III (1988). She also made guest appearances in the TV spin-off Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996), as a seer, Christina. Zelda Rubinstein was also known for her outspoken activism for little people and her early participation in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Zelda Rubinstein became active in the fight against AIDS/HIV in 1984, long before it became popular or acceptable for famous people to do so. She appeared in a series of advertisements, directed
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towards gay men specifically, promoting safer sex and AIDS awareness. Zelda Rubinstein did so at risk to her own career, especially so shortly after her rise to fame, and admitted later that she did "pay a price, career-wise". She attended the first AIDS Project Los Angeles AIDS Walk.
On December 29th, 2009, it was reported that, after a month-long stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, her close companion and her family made the decision to take Zelda off life support due to both kidney and lung failure. On January 27th, 2010, Rubinstein died at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, aged 76. This is a tribute to Zelda Rubinstein in honour of her life and her work. May she rest in peace.
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Zelda Rubinstein

This is a memorial dedicated to Zelda Rubinstein. Zelda Rubinstein was an American actress and human rights activist, best known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the movies Poltergeist (1982) and its sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Poltergeist III (1988). She also made guest appearances in the TV spin-off Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996), as a seer, Christina. Zelda Rubinstein was also known for her outspoken activism for little people and her early participation in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Zelda Rubinstein became active in the fight against AIDS/HIV in 1984, long before it became popular or acceptable for famous people to do so. She appeared in a series of advertisements, directed...

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Rest in peace Zelda
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My sincere condolences to all friends and family of Zelda
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