Updated: December 20, 2021
HEATHER YOUNG PHOTO GALLERY #02
Heather Young was an 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
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.