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Also Known As: Ina Rosenberg Died: June 20, 1990
Born: November 12, 1937 Cause of Death: complications due to chronic lung disease
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, art dealer, model, photographer, receptionist, saleswoman

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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.

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.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 That's Adequate (1989) Sister Mary Enquirer
2.
3.
 Hostage Flight (1985) Rita
4.
 Children of An Lac, The (1980) Herself
5.
 Danger in Paradise (1977) Marla Fears
6.
 Panic On The 5:22 (1974) Countess Hedy Maria Tovarese
7.
 Call to Danger (1973) Marla Hayes
8.
 Don Is Dead, The (1973) Nella
9.
 Police Story, The (1973) Martha Lafrita
10.
 Comeback Trail, The (1972) Julie Thomas
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Milestones close milestones

:
Made professional debut on "The Perry Como Show"
1957:
Broadway debut in "Compulsion"
1959:
Screen acting debut in "The Black Orchid"
1969:
First visited the An Lac orphanage in while on an entertainment tour of Vietnam
1980:
First credit as associate producer, "The Children of An Lac" (also star and story)
1989:
Last film, "That's Adequate"
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Education

Forest Hills High School: Forest Hills , New York -
New York University: New York , New York -

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Kim Thuy Balin. Born c. 1975; adopted by Balin as an infant from Vietnam.
daughter:
Ba-Nhi Mai Balin. Born c. 1975; adopted by Balin as an infant from Vietnam.
daughter:
Nguyet Balin. Part-black, part-Vietnamese-Chinese adopted as a teenager by Balin.

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