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Alley Mills (Orson Bean Wife) Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Alley Mills Biography, Alley Mills Wiki

Allison “Alley” Mills also known as Alley Bean, is an American actress best known for her role as Norma Arnold, the mother in the coming-of-age series The Wonder Years, and her current role as Pamela Douglas, the sister of the late Forrester matriarch Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery), on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
She is the wife of Actor Orson Bean, who was born Dallas Frederick Burrows. Bean was tragically hit by a car in Venice, California, and died on February 7th, 2020, as confirmed by TMZ. He was 91 years old.

Alley Mills Age

She was born on May 9th, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is currently 68 years old. Mills & her husband, Bean Shared A 23-Year Age Gap. He was Born on July 22, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont and was 91 at the time of his death.

Alley Mills Acting Career

Mills was best known for her role in the hit TV series, The Wonder Years, where she played matriarch, Norma Arnold, from 1988 to 1993. The series also starred a young Fred Savage, Olivia d’Abo, and Josh Saviano, as her fictional children. Actor Dan Lauria played her husband.
Mills starred alongside Bean as Marjorie Quinn the TV series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. She was a series regular on the sitcom Yes, Dear, and starred on the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, as Pamela Douglas from 2006 to 2019.

Alley Mills’s Husband Orson Bean

Born on July 22, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont, after serving his country in occupied Japan from 1946 to 1947, Bean started touring comedy clubs in New York City, which propelled to a career in theatre. Bean appeared in numerous plays and received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Subways Are for Sleeping.” His co-star, Phyliss Newman, also nabbed the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
Despite their age gap, Mills proved that third time’s a charm after they tied the knot. In an interview with Regis & Kathie Lee in 1991, Mills said that it was actually her mother who set them up.

Alley Mills & Orson Bean In Theatre


Mills & Bean performed in the play, “Bad Habits,” at the Ruskin Theatre in Santa Monica, California.
According to the Broadway World review of “Bad Habits” read, “Mills and Bean seem to know how to push each other’s buttons… Several scenes between these two are totally entertaining and no doubt will continue to be a real draw to bring audiences in to see them together on stage. But in their real affinity for their characters, as well as each other, that shines through during each of their dialogues and/or arguments.”
Bean and Mills also co-starred in the plays, “Candida,” “There’s One in Every Marriage,” and “Hogan’s Goat” at the Pacific Resident Theatre.

Alley Bean Marriages & Children

Bean was previously married to first wife, Jacqueline de Sibour, whose stage name was Rain Winslow, from 1956 to 1962. They had one child together named Michele. He then tied the knot with fashion designer Carolyn Maxwell in 1965, with whom he had three children: Max, Susannah, and Ezekiel. They divorced in 1981.

Alley Mills Mother Set her Up with Bean

Despite their age gap, Mills proved that third time’s a charm after they tied the knot. In an interview with Regis & Kathie Lee in 1991, Mills said that it was actually her mother who set them up.
“Dan Lauria produces these play readings, and Orson was in the reading. My mother says, ‘why don’t we all… invite the whole company out for drinks?’ So she’s walking, quietly, with Orson, on the sidewalk… he then sits down next to me, and I’m walking home with mom, and she said ‘I think he likes you! I said, ‘Mother, I’m sure he’s married. He was talking about his kids. I mean he was a wonderful, funny, I had a great night’… And she goes ‘By the way, he’s not married. I asked him. He’s divorced!”
Mills & Bean would later get married in 1993 and resided in Los Angels until his tragic death in 2020.

Who is Orson Bean? His Death & Cause

Orson Bean died on Feb. 7th, 2020 after being tragically hit by a car in Venice, California as confirmed by TMZ. He was 91 years old.
Speaking to TMZ, Police said that Bean was allegedly jaywalking when he was clipped by one vehicle and then struck by another oncoming car. Police reported that he died at the scene. They are currently investigating whether or not the collision was criminal or accident. According to ABC 7, both drivers remained at the scene and were cooperative with the police.
Bean guest-starred on TV series such as The Twilight Zone, One Life to Live, The Facts of Life, and Murder, She Wrote. From the 90s up until the present day, Bean continued to rack up tons of credits including being a series regular on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Normal, Ohio, and Desperate Housewives.
As a guest star, Bean made memorable appearances during the final season of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, NBC’s Superstore, and ABC’s Modern Family.

Police Statements

Police told the news outlet that Bean was allegedly jaywalking when he was clipped by one vehicle and then struck by another oncoming car. Police reported that he died at the scene. They are currently investigating whether or not the collision was criminal or accident. According to ABC 7, both drivers remained at the scene and were cooperative with the police.
Police were called about 7:35 p.m. local time to the 700 blocks of Venice Boulevard, between Shell Avenue and Pisani Place, which is located right in front of the Pacific Resident Theatre, where both Bean and his wife, Alley Mills, whom he married in 1993, were company members. Witnesses told ABC7 she was at the scene.

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