Ina Balin

Actor, Model, Art dealer
Attractive dark-haired former model who appeared in "The Black Orchid" (1959), "From the Terrace" (1960) and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965). Balin may be best remembered for starring as herself in the ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1937 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

That's Adequate 1989 (Movie)

Sister Mary Enquirer (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vasectomy, a Delicate Matter 1986 (Movie)

Regine (Actor)

Quincy, M.E. 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Panic on the 5:22 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Call to Danger 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Police Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Don Is Dead 1972 (Movie)

Nella (Actor)

The Comeback Trail 1971 (Movie)

Julie Thomas (Actor)

The Projectionist 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Charro! 1969 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Martha of Bethany (Actor)

The Patsy 1964 (Movie)

Ellen Betz (Actor)

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

Pilar (Actor)

The Young Doctors 1961 (Movie)

Cathy Hunt (Actor)

From the Terrace 1960 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Orchid 1958 (Movie)

Mary Valente (Actor)

Danger in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Flight (TV Show)

Actor

The Children of An Lac (TV Show)

Actor

The Desperate Mission (TV Show)

Actor

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

Actor

The Immigrants (TV Show)

Actor

The Lonely Profession (TV Show)

Actor

There Were Times, Dear (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Attractive dark-haired former model who appeared in "The Black Orchid" (1959), "From the Terrace" (1960) and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965). Balin may be best remembered for starring as herself in the autobiographical TV movie "The Children of An Lac" (1980), about her dramatic rescue efforts to help 217 Vietnamese orphans flee Saigon as it fell in 1975, followed by her adoption, as a single mother, of three girls from An Lac. Also an art dealer (in the early 1960s) and a published photographer.

Relationships

Ba-Nhi Balin

Daughter
born c. 1975 adopted by Balin as an infant from Vietnam

Kim Balin

Daughter
born c. 1975 adopted by Balin as an infant from Vietnam

Nguyet Balin

Daughter
part-black, part-Vietnamese-Chinese adopted as a teenager by Balin

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Forest Hills High School

Forest Hills , New York

Milestones

1989

Last film, "That's Adequate"

1980

First credit as associate producer, "The Children of An Lac" (also star and story)

1968

First visited the An Lac orphanage in while on an entertainment tour of Vietnam

1959

Screen acting debut in "The Black Orchid"

1957

Broadway debut in "Compulsion"

Made professional debut on "The Perry Como Show"

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