LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Zina Bethune, soap star of Guiding Light, is dead at 66. Zina Bethune appeared as Robin Lane, and later Robin Lang Bowden Fletcher, during a three year run of Guiding Light. She also appeared on the soap Santa Barbara. The actress died in Los Angeles over the weekend after being hit by two cars.
From 1956 to 1958, soap opera fans delighted in Bethune’s Guiding Light character. She later went on to appear in a series of guest star roles throughout the 1960s. In 1959, she appeared a three year run as Ann Hilton or Bibs Blake in the United States Steel Hour.
By the 1960s, Zina Bethune appeared in the TV series Route 66. At the same time, she appeared in three seasons of The Doctors and the Nurses as Gail Lucas. More recent roles included Emergency! for three years, Party of Five, and Santa Barbara, where she played Dr. Priscilla MacIntosh. Her last credited TV role was Eva in Wings of Legacy.
Bethune, real name Zina Feeley, was attempting to help an injured animal on Forest Lawn Drive on Sunday. Police say she was hit by one passing car, and then by a second car.
Police are asking the public’s help in investigating the claim. If you know any information you are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7.