Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Zelda Rubinstein near death

Very sad news coming out of Los Angeles, as Zelda Rubinstein (Poltergeist's Tagina) has been hospitalized for over the last month, and that recently she has been slipping in and out of consciousness as both lungs and kidneys are failing. At last report, she had been taken off life support and was given mere hours to live. The 76 year old actress was very much the heart of the Poltergeist franchise, as well as one of Hollywood's first performers to offer their services for anti-AIDS advertising promoting the use of condoms. Here at the Jar we're keeping her in our thoughts, and hoping that, when it is her time to go into the light, she be allowed to do so with grace, gentleness and dignity.

3 comments:

Pax Romano said...

I heard this last night...so sad.

Wings said...

Hope she enjoyed her life! She was always great to watch.

Carl (ILHM) said...

Very sad indeed, although admittedly I thought she had passed away years ago before I saw her on BEHIND THE MASK. Another Horror treasure that will live on in film.