Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Zelda Rubenstein has passed away at the age of 76. Standing 4'-3", she made a large impression on movie audiences with her appearance as the clairvoyant in 'Poltergeist'.

For Toobworld, she is best known for playing Ginny Weedon, the dispatcher for the police department in Rome, Wisconsin, as seen on 'Picket Fences'.

Now usually, we take comfort in the idea that even though the actor has passed away, the character they created lives on after them in Toobworld. Sadly though, Ginny Weedon died during the course of the series. She fell into her deep freezer and the lid slammed shut behind her. (The TV Universe has seen plenty of strange deaths in the last sixty years of broadcasting, but 'Picket Fences' seemed to have more than its fair share of them....)

So we tip our hat to Zelda Rubenstein and to the memory of Ginny Weedon. As Red Skelton would say, good night and may God bless.


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