Ina Balin was an American film and stage actress. Balin was born in New York to Jewish parents, her father, Sam Rosenberg, was a dancer and comedian who worked the Borscht Belt. He quit show business to join his family's furrier business, her mother was a Hungarian-born professional dancer who escaped a troubled family life by marrying at age 15. Sam Rosenberg was her third husband by age 21, they too divorced when her brother, Richard Balin, were still quite young. The siblings were placed in boarding schools until their mother married a fourth time to shoe magnate Harold Balin, who adopted Ina and Richard. Balin graduated from high school at age 15 after having spent five years at a boarding school in Pennsylvania. Balin first appeared on television on The Perry Como Show, she guest-starred on dozens of television shows, including Wonder Woman, Adventures in Paradise, The Lieutenant, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Battlestar Galactica, Get Smart, It Takes a Thief, Twelve O'Clock High, Quincy, M.
E. and Magnum, P. I, she appeared with Joseph Cotten, Fernando Lamas and Dean Jagger in the 1969 made-for-television movie The Lonely Profession. Balin did summer stock, she first starred on Broadway in Compulsion. In 1959, she had the role of Alice Black in the comedy A Majority of One. In 1959, Balin landed her first film role in The Black Orchid, she was Paul Newman's love interest in the 1960 screen adaptation of From the Terrace. In 1961, she appeared as Pilar Graile in The Comancheros with Stuart Whitman. Co-starring with Jerry Lewis in the 1964 hit comedy The Patsy, Balin had a secondary part in 1965's The Greatest Story Ever Told, she co-starred with Elvis Presley in his 1969 film Charro! She co-starred in the 1971 film The Projectionist, she co-starred in the 1982 comedy The Comeback Trail, she appeared in The Young Doctors, the 1961 hospital drama with Ben Gazzara, Fredric March. In 1966, Balin toured Vietnam with the USO on the first of many trips to the war-torn region. In 1975, she aided in the evacuation of orphans during the fall of Saigon.
She adopted three of these orphaned children. In 1980, she played herself in a made-for-television movie based on her experiences, The Children of An Lac. While working on The Children of An Lac, she became acquainted with Christy Marx who, at the time, worked as a producer's liaison for various television programs. According to Marx, she used Balin's story as a basis for a character in the animated show Jem when she became a writer; the character of Ba Nee is based on Ba-Nhi. Ba Nee's obsession with and struggle to find her birth father are the focus of several episodes of Jem. Balin, a former cigarette smoker, died on June 20, 1990 at Yale–New Haven Hospital in New Haven, aged 52, from complications of chronic lung disease, including pulmonary hypertension, she had been at the hospital seeking a lung transplant. A single mother, she was survived by Sam Rosenberg. Ba-Nhi Mai and Kim Thuy were raised by his wife Page. In 1959, Balin won the Theatre World Award for her performance in the Broadway comedy, A Majority of One.
In 1961, Balin won the New Star of the Year-Actress Golden Globe Award, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress — Motion Picture — both for her performance in From the Terrace. Ina Balin on IMDb Ina Balin at the Internet Broadway Database Ina Balin at AllMovie Ina Balin at Find a Grave
Sir Balin le Savage known as the Knight with the Two Swords, is a character in the Arthurian legend. Like Sir Galahad, Sir Balin is a late addition to the medieval Arthurian world, his story, as told by Thomas Malory in Le Morte d'Arthur, is based upon that told in the continuation of the second book of the Post-Vulgate cycle of legend, the Suite du Merlin. A knight before the Round Table was formed, Sir Balin lives only for a few weeks following his release from King Arthur's prison and his subsequent slaying of the Lady of the Lake. Just prior to his departure, his destiny is sealed by the arrival of a mysterious damsel bearing a sword that only the “most virtuous” knight in Arthur's court will be able to draw, so it’s claimed. Balin draws this sword and his adventures end when Balin and his brother Balan destroy each other in single combat, fulfilling an earlier prophecy about the destiny of the bearer of the damsel's sword. Prior to his tragic end, this ill-fated knight contrives to inflict a "Dolorous Stroke" with the spear that pierced Christ upon the Cross, thus setting the scene for the Post-Vulgate version of the search for the Holy Grail.
Merlin tells. The story of Sir Balin and his brother Balan is found in Thomas Malory's epic retelling of the Arthurian legend, Le Morte d'Arthur. Malory based his tale on the continuation of the second book of the Old French Post-Vulgate cycle of Arthurian Grail legend, the Suite du Merlin, dating to the mid-13th century; the Suite du Merlin survives in only two copies: British Museum Add. 38117 and Cambridge Add. 7071, both dating to the 14th century. This account of the life and adventures of Sir Balin is taken from the story Balin or the Knight with the Two Swords told by Malory in Le Morte d'Arthur. King Arthur is strong, near the beginning of his reign. Balin is a poor knight, in Arthur's prison for six months. Having been imprisoned for "half a year" for the death of a cousin of Arthur's, Balin is released at about the same time that a damsel sent from the lady Lily of Avalon comes to court wearing a sword that she reveals she is wearing when she lets her fur mantle fall to the floor; this sword can only be drawn from its scabbard by a virtuous knight, or so she claims.
After many, including Arthur himself, have attempted to pull this sword out, Balin asks for a chance to try. However, it was a trap; the damsel is at first reluctant to allow a knight who has just been released from prison to attempt the trial. But she does and Balin succeeds in drawing the sword and claiming it as his own; the damsel regrets her initial presumptuousness, but further chastises Balin when he refuses to return the sword to her. She is not angry but concerned for him, because if he does not return the sword to her, he will suffer for it; the damsel leaves, but not before warning Balin that he will kill, with this sword, his greatest friend, the one whom he loves the best, it will cause his own destruction. Shortly thereafter, the Lady of the Lake, in pursuit of a feud between her family and Balin's, arrives to ask King Arthur for Balin's head, she demands it as payment for the sword that she has given to Arthur. King Arthur agrees to pay her for the sword, but not to her demand for the head of Balin, whom she claims has killed her brother, or the head of the damsel, whom she claims caused her father’s death.
Balin, upon hearing that the woman, the cause of his mother's wrongful execution is in court, impetuously strikes off the lady’s head with the cry: "You wanted my head and so I shall take yours!" Balin justifies his swift action by making known his claim that the lady caused his own mother to be burned to death. Arthur is unimpressed by this plea and insists that were the claim true, Balin ought to have withheld his sword in the royal court, against such a lady. Arthur banishes Balin from his court. Merlin arrives and explains that the damsel with the sword was a false traitor, angry with her own brother, a good knight who slew her lover. With the help of the lady Lily of Avalon, this damsel had sought revenge for her lover's death through that sword, whose holder is destined to slay his own brother. Although logic may suggest that Balin and this damsel might therefore share a brother, there is no indication from Malory that this is the case. Merlin explains this all to the court; this explanation that Merlin gives may have evolved through re-tellings of the story and through inconsistencies in the legend, but it is clear from Merlin that this sword that Balin has taken from the damsel bears a curse of some kind.
Tragedy soon begins to haunt Balin. One of Arthur's knights, Sir Lanceor of Ireland, jealous that he was not the one to pull the accursed sword free of its scabbard, with the approval of King Arthur, sets out in pursuit of Balin to slay him. Sir Balin kills him; this knight's damsel Colombe, appears and, overcome with grief, commits suicide by falling upon her lover's own sword. Balin meets his brother Balan in disfavour of King Arthur, who has come to Arthur's country looking for him, they agree to set off together to do battle with King Rience, who has refused to acknowledge King Arthur as his sovereign and is making war against him. Balin wants to do this as a way of winning back King Arthur's love, but before they can leave on this mission, a dwarf appears, lamenting the death of the knight whom Balin has just killed and the woman who committed suicide beside him; the dwarf declares. King Mark of Cornwall appe
Ferryland is a town in Newfoundland and Labrador on the Avalon Peninsula. According to the 2016 Statistics Canada census, its population is 414. Ferryland was established as a station for migratory fishermen in the late 16th century but had earlier been used by the French and Portuguese. By the 1590s it was one of the most popular fishing harbours in Newfoundland and acclaimed by Sir Walter Raleigh. Ferryland was called "Farilham" by the Portuguese fishermen and "Forillon" by the French—it became anglicized to its current name "Ferryland." The land was granted by charter to the London and Bristol Company in the 1610s and the vicinity became the location of a number of short-lived English colonies at Cuper's Cove, Bristol's Hope, Renews and adjoined the colony of South Falkland. In 1620 the territory was granted to George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore who had obtained the holdings from William Vaughan. Calvert appointed Edward Wynne to establish a colony which became the first successful permanent colony in Newfoundland growing to a population of 100 by 1625.
In 1623, Calvert's grant was expanded. The Charter of Avalon was granted to Lord Baltimore by James I. Dated 7 April 1623 it created the Province of Avalon on the island of Newfoundland and gave Baltimore complete authority over all matters in the territory; that same year Baltimore chose Ferryland as the principal area of settlement. In the 1660s, the colony was attacked by Dutchmen; the town was destroyed by New France in the Avalon Peninsula Campaign. Forgotten for centuries, excavations of the original settlement began in earnest in the late 1980s and continue to this day; the site of the 17th-century Colony of Avalon was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1953. It was designated a Municipal Heritage District in 1998; the Historic Ferryland Museum was designated a Municipal Heritage Site in 2006. List of lighthouses in CanadaBritish colonization of the Americas List of cities and towns in Newfoundland and Labrador Sara Kirke Erasmus Stourton Ron Hynes James Tuck Official Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Website - Ferryland Ferryland - Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol.
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Marty Balin was an American singer and musician best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Balin was born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, the son of Catherine Eugenia "Jean" and Joseph Buchwald, his paternal grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe. His father was Jewish and his mother was Episcopalian. Buchwald attended Washington High School in California. In 1962, Buchwald changed his name to Marty Balin, began recording with Challenge Records, releasing the singles "Nobody But You" and "I Specialize in Love". By 1964, Balin was leading a folk music quartet called The Town Criers. Balin was the primary founder of Jefferson Airplane, which he "launched" from a restaurant-turned-club he created and named the Matrix, was one of its lead vocalists and songwriters from 1965 to 1971. In the group's famous 1966–1971 iteration, Balin served as co-lead vocalist alongside Grace Slick. While his output diminished after Surrealistic Pillow as Slick and lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen matured as songwriters, his most enduring songwriting contributions—which were imbued with a romantic, pop-oriented lilt, atypical of the band's characteristic forays into psychedelic rock—include "Comin' Back to Me", "Today", again with Kantner, the topical 1969 top-100 hit "Volunteers."
Although uncharacteristic of his oeuvre, the uptempo "3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds" and "Plastic Fantastic Lover" remained integral components of the Airplane's live set throughout the late 1960s. Balin played with Jefferson Airplane at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. In December 1969, Balin was knocked unconscious by members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club while performing during the infamous Altamont Free Concert, as seen in the 1970 documentary film Gimme Shelter. In April 1971, he formally departed Jefferson Airplane after breaking off all communication with his bandmates following the completion of their autumn 1970 American tour, he elaborated upon this decision in a 1993 interview with Jeff Tamarkin of Relix: I don't know, just Janis's death. That struck me, it was dark times. Everybody was doing so much drugs and I couldn't talk to the band. I was into yoga at the time. I'd given up drinking and I was into different area, health foods and getting back to the streets, working with the American Indians.
It was getting strange for me. Cocaine was a big deal in those days and I wasn't a cokie and I couldn't talk with everybody who had an answer for every goddamn thing, rationalizing everything that happened. I thought it made the music tight and constrictive and ruined it. So after Janis died, I thought, I'm not gon na play that kind of music. Balin remained active in the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene and producing an album for the Berkeley-based sextet Grootna before joining funk-inflected hard rock ensemble Bodacious DF as lead vocalist on their eponymous 1973 debut album; the following year, Kantner asked Balin to write a song for his new Airplane offshoot group, Jefferson Starship. Together, they wrote the early power ballad "Caroline", which appeared on the album Dragon Fly with Balin as guest lead vocalist. Rejoining the team he had helped to establish, Balin became a permanent member of Jefferson Starship in 1975. Q. Dewey's "Runaway". Balin's relationship with the band was beleaguered by interpersonal problems, including Slick's longstanding alcoholism and his own reluctance toward live performances.
He abruptly left the group in October 1978 shortly after Slick's departure from the band. In 1979, Balin produced a rock opera entitled Rock Justice, about a rock star, put in jail for failing to produce a hit for his record company, based on his experiences with the lawsuits fought for years with former Jefferson Airplane manager Matthew Katz; the cast recording was produced by Balin. Balin continued with EMI as a solo artist and in 1981 he released his first solo album, featuring two Jesse Barish songs that became top-40 hits, "Hearts" and "Atlanta Lady". There was in 1983 a second solo album, along with a Japan-only EP produced by EMI called There's No Shoulder. Balin's contract with EMI ended shortly thereafter. In 1985, he teamed with Jack Casady to form the KBC Band. After the breakup of the KBC band, a 1989 reunion album and tour with Jefferson Airplane followed. Balin continued recording solo albums in the years following the reunion, reunited with Kantner in the latest incarnation of Jefferson Starship.
Balin had intended to record lead vocals for two tracks for Jefferson Starship's album, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty. However, his art touring schedule conflicted with studio sessions, instead, the track "Maybe for You", from the German release of Windows of Heaven, was included. On July 2, 2007, the music-publishing firm Bicycle Music, Inc. announced that it had acquired an interest
Balin is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, he is an important supporting character in The Hobbit, is mentioned in The Fellowship of the Ring. Balin is the only dwarf of Thorin's company whose name does not come directly from the Old Norse poem "Völuspá", part of the Poetic Edda; the name does appear in Le Morte d'Arthur, but Mallory's Sir Balin is not nearly as likeable a character. Balin was born in Erebor in T. A. 2763 the son of Fundin. In 2770, the year Balin turned 7, Erebor was sacked by Smaug, the Dwarves went into exile. During that period his younger brother Dwalin was born, their father Fundin was killed in 2799 in the Battle of Azanulbizar. In 2802 Balin and his brother settled in the Blue Mountains with their surviving family. In 2841, Balin and Dwalin were among those who set out with Thráin II, but they lost Thráin and returned to the Blue Mountains. Balin is a dwarf member of Thorin Oakenshield's company of dwarves who in T. A. 2941 travel with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf in the Quest of Erebor, on which the plot of The Hobbit centres.
The second dwarf to arrive at Bilbo's house at the beginning of The Hobbit, preceded by his brother Dwalin, Balin is part of the company assembled by Thorin to kill the dragon Smaug and to retake the mountain kingdom of Erebor. Like his brother Dwalin, he plays a viol. Other than Thorin, he is the only one explicitly said to have been at the Mountain prior to the coming of the dragon. According to Appendix A in The Return of the King he was 7 years old while Thorin was 24 on that day. Among the company of dwarves, Balin is the second-eldest after Thorin. Tolkien describes Balin as "their look-out man": he spots Bilbo approaching the Green Dragon Inn at Bywater, spots the trolls' fire in the Trollshaws, is the first to see the elves in Mirkwood. After Thorin and Co. escape the goblins in the Misty Mountains, Balin as look-out for the company cannot notice Bilbo, after this incident he comes to respect Bilbo's abilities as a burglar. Balin serves as the de facto spokesman for the party after the Elvenking captures the dwarves, as they do not at first realise that Thorin has been imprisoned with them as well.
In the course of the Quest, Balin is the Dwarf. He is the only one; some years after the Quest, he and Gandalf visit Bilbo in Bag End, where Balin tells of the mountain's glory restored in the years after the Battle of the Five Armies. In T. A. 2989 Balin left Erebor and ventured to reclaim Moria with a company of dwarves including Óin and Ori, Flói, Frár, Lóni, Náli. Balin discovered Durin's Axe, established a small colony, but the dwarves were overrun by orcs soon afterward and Balin was killed by an orc archer in the Dimrill Dale in 2994, thus he died. In The Fellowship of the Ring, Gloin mentions that the fate of Balin's colony was uncertain, as no word had come from Moria in many a year; the Fellowship comes upon Balin's tomb in the Chamber of Mazarbul, learn of his fate from the dwarves' book of records. Balin's tomb is inscribed "Balin Fundinul Uzbad Khazad-Dûmu", with smaller runes beneath giving the translation into English: "Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria". Don Messick voiced Balin in the 1977 animated version of The Hobbit.
In the 2003 video game adaptation Balin is voiced by James Arnold Taylor. In The Lord of the Rings Online Balin makes a brief appearance in the prologue for the Dwarven characters, set shortly before The Quest of Erebor. In the Mines of Moria expansion the fate of Balin's company is elaborated upon, as the players can revisit Balin's old campsite and witness signs of the dwarves' accomplishments in Khazad-dûm before their demise. In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Gimli refers to Balin as his cousin but seems unaware that the dwarves who returned to Moria were in danger; when the Fellowship discover the Chamber of Mazarbul where Balin and other dwarves were dead, Gimli takes up Balin's axe in addition to those he carries. In Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit, Balin is portrayed by Ken Stott, he is shown witnessing at first hand the arrival of Smaug in Erebor, together with Thorin and Dwalin he fights in the Battle of Azanulbizar. In the aftermath of that battle, as king Thror is dead and Thráin missing, Balin accepts Thorin as the new king, acts throughout the films as his most trusted advisor.
Balin is skeptical of Bilbo's competence as a burglar. He attempts to talk Thorin out of pursuing the Quest of Erebor, but follows him without question when Thorin makes his decision clear. Balin signs Bilbo's contract as a witness and tells him the story of Azog and how Thorin acquired the epithet "Oakenshield", explains to Bilbo the significance of the Arkenstone; when the company arrive at the hidden door of Erebor, Balin fears that Thorin might succumb to the same dragon-sickness as his grandfather, he is seen weeping when his fears come true. When Bilbo departs after the Battle of the Five Armies, Balin bids him farewell. Tolkien, J. R. R. Douglas A. Anderson, ed; the Annotated Hobbit, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-618-13470-0 Balin at the Tolkien Gateway
Mireille Césarine Balin was a French actress. Considered one of the finest actresses of French cinema in the 1930s, she was discredited by her fraternization with the Nazis. Mireille Balin on IMDb