Heather Young

Heather Young

Apr. 1st, 1945
Born in
Bremerton, Washington, USA

Heather Young's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Land of the Giants TV Show
Land of the Giants

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Heather Young is a former actress who is best known for playing the character Betty Hamilton on the television series Land of the Giants.
Young was born Patricia Kay Petersen in Bremerton, Washington. She began her entertainment career as a singer at Disneyland. In 1967 she had a number of small roles in shows such as the Batman television series and the courtroom series Judd for the Defense.
Heather's first experience of working with Irwin Allen was in the final episode of The Time Tunnel called "Town of Terror." She played a regular role as Betty Ann Hamilton on Allen's series Land of the Giants.
After the cancellation of Land of the Giants, Young concentrated on her family. She returned to television briefly in a two-part episode in Galactica 1980, appearing in the second part called "The Night the Cylons Landed".
In 1968, she married David Youkstetter and now goes by Patricia Youkstetter.

  • One of the last of the "starlet" contract players under the old contract system at 20th Century-Fox that ended in the late '60s.
  • Was pregnant during much of the second season of _"Land of the Giants" (1968)_ (qv) and had to either be filmed mostly from the waist up or was written out of several episodes altogether.

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