Most of you know who Zelda Rubinstein is, even if you don’t know her by name. The 4′ 3″ actress made a huge mark in popular culture when she starred as the mysterious Tangina Barrons in the Poltergeist series, delivering one of the film’s most memorable lines – “Step into the light, Carol Anne!” – and winning a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress to boot.
Many of us (myself included) might not realize that Rubinstein was also an activist, among the first celebrity faces of the safe sex campaign to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS – doing so all the way back in 1984, at great personal and professional risk.
Today radaronline is reporting that Rubinstein was taken off life support. I’d like to send best wishes to her and her family, along with warm thanks for all that she’s done.