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Zelda Rubinstein

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Actress

The Resume

    (May 23, 1933-January 27, 2010)
    Best known as Tangina Barrons in the 'Poltergeist' series
    Acted in 'Under the Rainbow (1981),' 'Poltergeist (1982),' 'Sixteen Candles (1984),' 'Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986),' 'Anguish (1987),' 'Poltergeist III (1988),' 'Teen Witch (1989)' and 'Picket Fences (1992-1993)'

Why she might be annoying:

    She was, um, diminutive, standing only 4'3.
    Her voice sounded like she's been inhaling helium.
    In the 'Poltergeist' series, she affected a horrendous fake Southern accent.
    She did embarrassing ISP commercials using her 'Poltergeist' persona.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was known as a nurturing 'mother hen' on the set.
    One critic praised the 'calmness against chaos' he sees in her horror work.
    Like all 'little' actors, she had trouble finding roles, especially serious ones.
    She was living proof that the so-called 'Poltergeist' curse is a myth.
    Before becoming a performer, she worked in a blood bank.
    In her spare time, she raised money to help blind children.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 66 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 281 Votes: 48.75% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 54 Votes: 46.30% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 80 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 146 Votes: 48.63% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 218 Votes: 49.54% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 169 Votes: 50.89% Annoying