RIP, Zelda Rubenstein

Actress Zelda Rubenstein, who famously played the diminutive psychic in the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27th. She was 76.

A strong presence both on and off-camera as a character actor, Rubenstein voiced characters for several animated productions: Hey Arnold!, Darkwing Duck, The Flintstones: On the Rocks, The Flintstones Comedy Show, and she voiced Ralph’s mother in the 1986 live-action/stop-motion animated ABC Weekend Special The Mouse and the Motorcycle. She was also the narrator for the TV series Scariest Places on Earth, and Wikipedia mentions that she had been doing commercial voiceovers since 2006 which included a movie trailer for Lady in the Water and the image voice for Skittles’ “Taste the Rainbow” ad campaign.

Please see the LA Times for a complete obituary.

Thanks to Rob Paulsen for the news via Facebook.

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