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The Bold and the Beautiful Star Alley Mills Celebrates Her Birthday

Alley Mills from The Bold and the BeautifulAlley Mills from The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Pam Douglas takes any and every opportunity to celebrate — even the smallest occasion will do — and now her portrayer, Alley Mills, has a milestone to celebrate, too.

Happy Birthday, Alley Mills

That’s because she was born on May 9, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, which means that this talented TV veteran is turning 71 years old today! Mills’s acting career began with a bit role in the 1970 film Diary of a Mad Housewife.

That was followed by subsequent guest appearances on programs such as The Waltons, Kaz, Lou Grant, Making the Grade, Newhart, and Moonlighting. She also had a starring role in two comedy series: The Associates and Making the Grade.

Though Mills is perhaps most popular for her role of housewife and mother Norma Arnold on the hit dramedy The Wonder Years, she also maintained recurring roles in popular primetime series, such as Hill Street Blues and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Her other acting credits include episodes of Punky Brewster, Touched By an Angel, Profiler, Popular, and NYPD Blue, as well as made-for-television movies like A Matter of Life and Death, The Other Woman, and Tainted Blood.

Mills has played Pamela Douglas, Stephanie’s sister, on The Bold and the Beautiful — in both a “starring” and a “recurring” compacity — since December 1, 2006. Initial billed as a “limited role,” Mills was offered a new contract the following year. She is always there for brother-in-law Eric and has had a romance with Charlie (Dick Christie) for years.

Mills’s late husband was film, stage, television star, game show panelist, and author Orson Bean. The two were married from 1993 until his death in 2020.

Soap Hub would like to wish Alley Mills a very happy birthday and many more. The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Los Angeles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on B&B spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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