Bridgette Anderson

  1. Drew Barrymore, Firestarter, 1983.   First there was the telekinetic Carrie White.  Now comes Charlene McGee, a much  younger (eight!)  pyrokinetic! Yes, we’re back jn Stephen King country.  With the 12th of his staggering 313 screen credits(!) The youngsters auditioning for Charlie included the 1982 Savannah Smilesstar, Bridgette Andersen… Jennifer Connelly, about to breakthrough jn Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America…  Taylor Neff, an ice-rink champ on and off the screen… and poor Heather O’Rourke, dead at 12 five years later.   It had also been Barrymore v O’Rourke for Poltergeist, 1981; Drew made ET, instead. Well, of course, she did.   she is Spielberg’s god-daughter.

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