Before They Were Stars: Heather O’Rourke in a McDonald’s Commercial

Heather O’Rourke’s story is a tragic tale, as she died at the very young age of 12. You’d think that since she was only 5 or 6 when she was in Poltergeist that it would be impossible to find any Before They Were Stars material for her. Well, it’s McDonald’s to the rescue, because before Spielberg cast her in Poltergeist, Heather O’Rourke appeared in an ad for the fast food giant. Here she is working up the courage to jump in a swimming pool. What finally convinces her? Why, McDonald’s, of course.

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