In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Zelda Rubinstein, the 4-foot-3-inch actress best known as Tangina, the psychic who tries to help a family living in a haunted house in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist, has passed away at the age of 76.

Rubinstein died Wednesday at a hospital in Los Angeles. According to her agent, Eric Stevens, she had recently suffered a heart attack.

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The actress made her film debut in the 1981 comedy Under the Rainbow. She also had roles in the films Sixteen Candles, Southland Tales as well as the Poltergeist sequels.

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