Ina Balin (1937–1990)


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Brooklyn-native actress Ina Balin (née Rosenberg) was born on November 12, 1937, into a Jewish family of entertainers. Her parents were Betty (nee Friedman) and Sam Rosenberg, who divorced when she was 9 years old. Her father was a dancer/singer/comedian who worked the Borscht Belt. He later quit show business to join his family's furrier business... See full bio »

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The Comancheros Pilar Graile
(1961)
From the Terrace Natalie Benzinger
(1960)
The Patsy Ellen Betz
(1964)
Battlestar Galactica Siress Tinia
(1979)

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 1989 That's Adequate
Sister Mary Enquirer
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Stella Gambini
- A Very Good Year for Murder (1988) ... Stella Gambini
 1981-1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Lila / Professor Martinez
- L.A. (1986) ... Lila
- Dead Man's Channel (1981) ... Professor Martinez
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)
Rita
 1985 There Were Times, Dear (TV Movie)
Marsha
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series)
Ingrid Kendall
- Flight #093 Is Missing (1984) ... Ingrid Kendall
 1977-1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Lorraine Linderman / Jeannina Dixon / Dr. Maria Pinaera / ...
- Dying for a Drink (1982) ... Dr. Lorraine Linderman
- The Unquiet Grave (1982) ... Jeannina Dixon
- By the Death of a Child (1979) ... Dr. Maria Pinaera
- Requiem for the Living (1978) ... Irene
- No Deadly Secret (1977) ... Stella Ross
 1982 The Comeback Trail
Julie Thomas
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Jae Turner
- Hartless Hobby (1982) ... Jae Turner
 1981 Code Red (TV Series)
- Framed by Fire (1981)
 1980 The Children of An Lac (TV Movie)
Ina Balin
 1980 Galyon
Janet Davis
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
- Fire for Hire (1979)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Dr. Koren
- The Girl with a Gift for Disaster (1979) ... Dr. Koren
 1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Siress Tinia
- Baltar's Escape (1979) ... Siress Tinia
 1975-1978 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Francesca Scarlotti / Laura Beecher
- The Picture Pirates (1978) ... Francesca Scarlotti
- Beware the Dog (1975) ... Laura Beecher
 1978 The Immigrants (TV Movie)
Maria Cassala
 1977 Danger in Paradise (TV Movie)
Marla Fears
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series)
Jean
- Intensive Care (1977) ... Jean
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Cheryl Osborne
- The Most Dangerous Enemy (1976) ... Cheryl Osborne
 1976 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Katrina Storoff
- An Attempt to Save Face (1976) ... Katrina Storoff
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Gwen Foster
- A Fashionable Connection (1976) ... Gwen Foster
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series)
Morgan Le Fay
- Merlin, the Magician (1975) ... Morgan Le Fay
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Penny / Elaine Russo
- Dead Air (1975) ... Penny
- A Wrongful Death (1973) ... Elaine Russo
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Sylvia Perrault
- Lester Two (1975) ... Sylvia Perrault
 1975 Ironside (TV Series)
Eleanor Fredericks
- The Return of Eleanor Rogers (1975) ... Eleanor Fredericks
 1974 Panic on the 5:22 (TV Movie)
Countess Hedy Maria Tovarese
 1974 Toma (TV Series)
- The Madam (1974)
 1973-1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Martha Coleman / Martha LaFreida
- Countdown: Part 2 (1974) ... Martha Coleman
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Martha LaFreida
 1971-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Andrea / Julia Stefan / Lisa Ralph
- Race Against Time: Part 2 (1974) ... Andrea
- Race Against Time: Part 1 (1974) ... Andrea
- Woman in the Shadows (1971) ... Julia Stefan / Lisa Ralph
 1973 The Don Is Dead
Nella
 1973 Call to Danger (TV Movie)
Marla Hayes
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
Nagway
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Alexia Trepov
- The Bullet (1972) ... Alexia Trepov
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Margaret Carruthers
- Miracle at Santa Marta (1971) ... Margaret Carruthers
 1970 The Projectionist
The Girl
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Thalia
- The Tradition (1970) ... Thalia
 1969 The Desperate Mission (TV Movie)
Otilia Ruiz
 1969 The Lonely Profession (TV Movie)
Karen Menardos
 1969 Charro!
Tracey Winters
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Katina Elyti
- The Maze (1969) ... Katina Elyti
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Dina
- The Radomir Miniature (1968) ... Dina
 1965-1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Lisa Sorrow
- The Dead on Furlough (1968) ... Lisa Sorrow
- A Girl Named Sorrow (1965) ... Lisa Sorrow
 1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Ann Ferris
- The Spirit Is Willing (1967) ... Ann Ferris
 1967 Run Like a Thief
Mona Shannon
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Trina Lopez
- To the West of Eden (1966) ... Trina Lopez
 1965 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Mara Yellich
- We're Not Coming Back (1965) ... Mara Yellich
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Valerie Ware
- Draw Me a Pear (1965) ... Valerie Ware
 1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sarah Reynolds
- Devil on Her Shoulder (1965) ... Sarah Reynolds
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Litchka
- Time Bomb (1965) ... Litchka
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
Martha of Bethany
 1964 Act of Reprisal
Eleni
 1964 Mr. Kingston (TV Movie)
 1964 The Patsy
Ellen Betz
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Rita Micharde
- The Uncivil War (1964) ... Rita Micharde
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Jan Everest
- A Touching of Hands (1963) ... Jan Everest
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Sutton Meade
- Child of Luxury (1962) ... Sutton Meade
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Drusilla
- The Interrogator (1962) ... Drusilla
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Princess Sakindra
- Once There Was a Princess (1962) ... Princess Sakindra
 1961 The Comancheros
Pilar Graile
 1961 The Young Doctors
Cathy Hunt
 1961 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
Edith Roosevelt
- The Invincible Teddy (1961) ... Edith Roosevelt
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Bride of the Fox (1960)
 1960 From the Terrace
Natalie Benzinger
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
Elva Dean
- Massacre (1959) ... Elva Dean
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Haydée
- The Count of Monte Cristo (1958) ... Haydée
 1958 The Black Orchid
Mary Valente
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Angry Harvest (1958)
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Rosalind Hatchley (1986)
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Unsold pilot: Co-starred with Peter Graves and Walter Pidgeon in a pilot for a proposed ABC-TV drama series called "Mr. Kingston", set on a luxury liner. See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Ina was about 15 years old when she was hired to play the Virgin Mary in Perry Como's nativity scene on his Christmas TV show, which she did for a couple of years. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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