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Dominique Dunne, JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Oliver Robins

Dominique Dunne [1]

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Born:November 23, 1959
Died:November 4, 1982 (22)
Filmography Rating:9.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.40 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:86.00%
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Poltergeist [1982](23) => Dana Freeling

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side [1986]
  • There is a supposed "Poltergeist Curse" surrounding the three films in the series. Actress Dominique Dunne was murdered by her boyfriend after finishing the first film. Actor Julian Beck died of stomach cancer after shooting the second film. Actress Heather O'Rourke died of a mystery case of intestinal stenosis shortly before completion of the third film. Also, many cast members' careers have suffered after appearing in the films.
    V: The Original Miniseries [1983]
  • On 30 October 1982, Dominique Dunne, who had been signed to play the role of Robin Maxwell, was at her house with co-star David Packer going over lines for the next day's filming, when her boyfriend [?] John Sweeny arrived unexpectedly and throttled Dunne into a coma. Five Days later, on 4 November 1982, Dunne died. Blair Tefkin was cast to replace Dunne as Robin and all of the scenes that had been shot with the late actress were re-filmed. According to the DVD commentary, however, Dunne is still visible from the back in one group scene that occurs as the Visitors arrive on earth.