Was going to skip Theme Thursday this week, as I had nothing for either "Felt" or "Impression", the two themes chosen for this week.
Then came news of the death of actress Zelda Rubinstein.
As spiritual medium Tangina Barrons in 1982's Poltergeist (and its two sequels), she certainly felt many ghostly impressions.
I have to quote Steve, at the great Heart in a Jar blog:
"Her appearance in the original 1982 film must rank as one of the most unexpected casting coups de theatre ever, as no one in those summertime audiences expected a psychic investigator to be diminutive, maternal, with an inimitable voice like a marshmallow dipped in honey - that could jacket itself in stainless steel when the powers of Hell came knocking. In fact, her very presence struck me at first as being dramatically unnecessary; after all, wasn't Oscar winner Beatrice Straight there to serve that role? But with a handful of lines, and in a matter of seconds, Rubinstein became the compassionate heart of the film and the franchise."
Zelda was also an early, open activist in the fight against AIDS/HIV.
L.I.M. Ms. Rubinstein. You will be missed.
Wonderful Wonderblog has a nice write up, and a longer clip.
Zelda @ IMDb
Theme Thursday ---> Felt & Impression