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Alley Mills (born May 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her role as Norma Arnold, the mother in the coming-of-age series The Wonder Years. She is the daughter of Ted Mills, a television executive who died in August 2003. Her stepmother, Genevieve, whose real name was Ginette Marguerite Auger, died March 2004. Alley`s mother was Joan (Paterson) Mills Kerr, an author, as well as an editor for American Heritage Magazine, died 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.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, film, television, stage actor and author Orson Bean. Bean is 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) is Bean`s third wife, and they have been married since 1993.
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 with the show, but after making only a handful of appearances, her character disappeared. In terms of the show, her character went insane and was confined to a mental hospital. She reprised the role in December of 2008 and has been added to the opening credits meaning she is now likely to stay with the show for sometime.
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Alley Mills (also known as Alley Bean) born May 9, 1951, 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 late Forrester matriarch Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery), on soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Chester Kerr (step father), Ted Mills (d 2003)
Joan Paterson Mills Kerr (d November 1996), Ginette Marguerite Auger (d 2004) (step mother)
Hilary Mills Loomis