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Zina Bethune (1945–2012)

Lovely, lithe and light-haired Zina Bethune, noted ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher, also had a promising acting career during the late 1950s and 1960s. The native New Yorker was born on February 17, 1945, the daughter of William Charles Bethune (who died in 1950 when Zina was 5) and established actress Ivy Bethune (née Vigner) of General ... See full bio »

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 2006 Wings of Legacy (Short)
 1995 Party of Five (TV Series)
Ballet Teacher
- Where There's Smoke (1995) ... Ballet Teacher
 1988 The Boost
Dance Teacher / Choreographer
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Dr. Priscilla MacIntosh
- Episode #1.522 (1986) ... Dr. Priscilla MacIntosh
- Episode #1.519 (1986) ... Dr. Priscilla MacIntosh
 1980 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Leslie Wade
- The Gymnast (1980) ... Leslie Wade
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Shay's Neighbor
- A Chance to Live (1978) ... Shay's Neighbor
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Janice Cutler
- Arson and Old Lace (1978) ... Janice Cutler
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
Diane Hollis
- Sin of Omission (1978) ... Diane Hollis
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Aweigh We Go (1977) ... Mother
 1974-1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Robin Elder / Beth Johnson
- Grateful (1976) ... Robin Elder
- Gossip (1974) ... Beth Johnson
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
- The Legacy (1974) ... Arn
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- A Family of Killers (1974) ... Jonnalee
 1973 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- The Accident (1973)
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Callie Buford
- Chad (1970) ... Callie Buford
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Sister Claire
- The Prophet (1967) ... Sister Claire
 1962-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Gail Lucas
- An Unweeded Garden (1965) ... Gail Lucas
- The Heroine (1965) ... Gail Lucas
- The Witnesses (1965) ... Gail Lucas
- A39846 (1965) ... Gail Lucas
- Threshold (1965) ... Gail Lucas
 1960-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Bonnie Clayton / Carrie Purcell
- Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn (1962) ... Bonnie Clayton
- The Swan Bed (1960) ... Carrie Purcell
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Lucinda Jackson
- The Swinger (1962) ... Lucinda Jackson
 1959-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Bibs Blake / Ann Hilton
- Famous (1961) ... Bibs Blake
- Call It a Day (1959) ... Ann Hilton
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Potting Shed (1961) ... Anne
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
- The Human Trap (1960) ... Jessica
 1960 Special for Women: The Cold Woman (TV Movie)
The Daughter
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Carol Reed
- People Kill People Sometimes (1959) ... Carol Reed
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Lisha Steele #1 (1959)
 1958 Little Women (TV Movie)
Amy March
 1956-1958 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Robin Lang Bowden Fletcher / Robin Lang
- Episode dated 15 April 1958 (1958) ... Robin Lang Bowden Fletcher
- Episode dated 3 May 1956 (1956) ... Robin Lang
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Barbara Sterling #3 (1965-1970, 1971)
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She was a member of the New York City Ballet. See more »

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Zina Feeley

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[on Infinite Dreams] The challenge is to get let the children's creativity and musicality take them beyond where they've ever been, to let it move them in whatever ways they can move--and that's when they soar. See more »


On May 17, 2006, USA Today, a newspaper that reaches millions worldwide, held its first annual USA Today Hollywood Hero Award gala at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The first annual Hollywood Heroes Award this year was bestowed upon Ms. Bethune for her work with mentally and physically disabled children. See more »

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