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Alley Mills

Highest Rated:   77% Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Lowest Rated:   77% Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
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Widely regarded as one of the most extreme -- and yet triumphant -- casting coups on the seminal period comedy drama The Wonder Years (1988-1993), actress Alley Mills was reportedly regarded for years as a complete counterculture figure (a self-described "hippie") and yet secured a role on Years as Kevin Arnold's (Fred Savage) bleached-blonde, prim-and-proper mother, Norma. Mills not only managed to convince and persuade in the part, but did much to help recall the vicissitudes of an unforgettable time in American history -- a dowdy suburban matriarch amid the flower-power era.Born in Chicago in 1951, Mills launched her career in television, appearing in such long-form features as A Matter of Life and Death (1981) and The Atlanta Child Murders (1985). She took her feature bow in 1983 as the romantic lead of John Candy in David Steinberg's second-rate comedy Going Berserk. The Wonder Years represented Mills's breakthrough; after it wrapped, she landed occasional guest parts on such series as NYPD Blue and Roseanne, and appeared infrequently in telemovies, such as Joyce Chopra's 1995 Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan.Off-camera, Mills made headlines when the never-before-married actress wed legendary Hollywood actor Orson Bean, 23 years her senior, not long after Years concluded.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Appetite for Love
  • Aunt Tallulah
2016
No Score Yet Appetite for Love
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Reluctant Nanny
  • Irene
2015
No Score Yet 3 Holiday Tails
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet 3 Holiday Tails
  • Katherine
2011
No Score Yet Satin
  • Rose Wells
2010
No Score Yet A Golden Christmas
  • Katherine Wright
2009
No Score Yet Never Get Outta the Boat
  • Jean
2002
No Score Yet The Beach Boys: An American Family
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire
  • Royce Payne
1994
No Score Yet Tainted Blood
  • Jane Patterson
1993
No Score Yet Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted
  • Carol Willis
1992
No Score Yet To Heal a Nation
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Atlanta Child Murders
  • Amy Kinnear
1985
No Score Yet Prototype
  • Dr. Rebecca Bishop
1983
No Score Yet Going Berserk
  • Nancy Reese
1983
No Score Yet Matter of Life and Death
  • Allison Cross
1981
No Score Yet Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case
  • Wanda
1980
77% Diary of a Mad Housewife
  • Women's Lib Girl
1970

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