Alley Mills Wiki – Biography
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, on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Orson Bean is survived by wife Alley Mills and four children. Bean was also the father-in-law of late conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. https://t.co/Brp10Mr1lv
— KIII 3 News (@kiii3news) February 8, 2020
Alley Mills Age
She is 68 years old.
Alley Mills Life & Career
Mills was born in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Ted Mills, a television executive, died in August 2003. Her stepmother, Genevieve, whose real name was Ginette Marguerite Auger, died in March 2004.
Alley’s mother, Joan (Paterson) Mills Kerr, an author as well as an editor for American Heritage Magazine, died in November 1996. Her stepfather was Chester Kerr, former director of Yale University Press. She has one sister, Hilary Mills Loomis, and one brother, Tony Mills.
Her first acting role on television was in the short-lived comedy, The Associates, where she played an attorney, opposite a then-unknown Martin Short.
Mills’s husband was film, television, stage actor, and author Orson Bean. Bean was well known for being a long-term celebrity panelist of To Tell the Truth and Match Game. Mills (who is twenty-three years his junior) was Bean’s third wife, and they were married from 1993 until his death in 2020. She also appeared on a special “Celebrity TV Moms” episode of the Anne Robinson version of The Weakest Link, in which she was the second one eliminated.
Mills had a recurring role in the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, as Marjorie Quinn, Dr. Michaela Quinn’s sister. She had previously appeared in the series as a saloon girl.
Mills joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful as Pamela Douglas, the estranged sister of Stephanie Douglas Forrester, on December 1, 2006. She was put under contract, but after making only a handful of appearances, her character went insane, was confined to a mental hospital, and then disappeared from the show in March 2007. Mills reprised the role on recurring status in 2007 and 2008 and has been added to the opening credits as a contract player as of December 2008. In November 2019, it was reported that Mills was now off contract with the show.
Mills lives in Los Angeles.
Alley Mills’s Husband Death
On February 7, 2020, while walking near Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, California, Bean was struck by two cars, with the second striking him fatally. “The car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down,” said Los Angeles Police Department Captain Brian Wendling.
“A second vehicle was coming up, was distracted by people trying to slow him down and then looked up and then a second traffic collision occurred and that one was fatal.”
Renowned actor Orson Bean, who was tragically struck and killed in Venice Friday night, stopped by the KCAL9 studio back in December with his wife, actress Alley Mills, to talk about their play "Bad Habits." Watch the interview here: https://t.co/TvJWYj9pQd pic.twitter.com/tGKhNps6tn
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) February 8, 2020