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Zina Bethune
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Dancer
    (February 17, 1945-February 13, 2012)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Ballet dancer/actress/tracher
    Portrayed Robin Lang in 'The Guiding Light' (1956-58), Gail Lucas in 'The Nurses' (1962-65) and Barbara Sterling in 'Love of Life' (1965-71)
    Appeared in the films 'Sunrise at Campobello' (1960), 'Who's That Knocking At My Door?' (1967) and 'The Boost' (1988)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'The Most Happy Fella' (1956) and 'Grand Hotel' (1992)
    Appeared in touring productions of 'Sweet Charity,' 'Oklahoma,' 'Damn Yankees,' 'The Owl and the Pussycat' and 'The Nutcracker'
    Founded the multi-media dance company Bethune Theatredanse (1980)
    Killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident after she got out of her car to try to help an injured animal in Griffith Park, Los Angeles
    She was a child star.
    She tried to shave five years off her age, claiming 1950 as a birth year.
    She lost her life for a possum.
    She began ballet training with George Balanchine at age 6 and danced with the New York City Ballet at 14.
    She became a successful dancer despite being diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11 and hip dysplasia at age 14.
    She founded Dance Outreach to teach dance to children with disabilities (1982).
    He work earned commendations from Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
    She said about the children she taught, 'The essence of dance comes from your spirit -- and these children's spirits are not disabled.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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