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Orson Bean, Longtime Husband to B&B’s Alley Mills, Struck And Killed By Car

Heartbreaking news this morning.  One of the most beloved actors, Orson Bean, was killed last night in Los Angeles, California when he was reportedly struck and killed by a car.  Bean was 91-years-old.

Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful know that Bean was married to cast member, Alley Mills (Pam).  Their marriage lasted 27 years.

Various reports have been coming in on what happened at the scene: Los Angeles Police Captain. Brian Wendling initially said that a man had been walking in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles and was clipped by a vehicle, causing him to fall. Then, a second driver struck him again, which was the cause of his death.   It has also been reported that both drivers stayed on the scene and attempted to administer aid but Bean died at the scene.

There were also reports that Alley Mills, 68, who Bean was married to for 27 years and his third wife, was at the scene at the time of the accident.

Bean’s acting career spanned decades, where he appeared in numerous comedy and drama television series, as well as games hows.  In recent years he appeared on Modern Family, Desperate Housewives,  Hot in Cleveland and Grace & Frankie.

Mills and Bean has just performed together in a play Bad Habits which ended its run last week in Santa Monica, California.

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Orson Bean is survived by his daughter, Michele, from his first marriage, and sons Max and Ezekiel and daughter Susannah from his marriage to Carolyn Maxwell.

We will continue to update you as any new information comes to light.

Share your condolences for Alley and the death of Orson Bean via the comment section below.

 

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Charday
Charday

So sorry and sad to read this. Enjoy his character on Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. Rest in Peace.

Jimh
Jimh

Remember him on Game Shows like the original(best version of game show Match Game and when he played on Dr Quinn as cranky shopkeeper and Ally played one of Quinns sisters…sad news to hear!!!

Rifa Martin
Rifa Martin

Sad news & so sorry to hear this. RIP!

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

OMG, what a shock to read about this. What a sweet man and longtime actor over the years in so many shows, as others have mentioned.My thoughts and sympathy goes out to Ally Mills, another favorite.

Soaphound
Soaphound

I remember Mr. Bean as an early supporter of Barbra Streisand in the early 1960s when she appeared on his talk show. Imagine the wonderful showbiz stories he must have had. And what a tragic way to go…he will be missed.

Shay
Shay

What a sad, shocking end for such a brilliant and precious individual! As a child, I grew up watching Orson Bean primarily as a talk-show guest/raconteur extraordinaire…his immense intelligence and sparkling wit always appealed to me, even when I was a mere youngster! Of course, his numerous episodic television appearances also delighted me throughout the decades, particularly when he would be at his highly-cantankerous and naughtiest best during his twilight years. He never, ever gave a bad performance! Having said that, perhaps my favorite aspect of Orson Bean was his most recent role as a genial conservative warrior….I truly enjoyed his insightful perspective on politics and popular culture since he had experienced life in Hollywood at both ends of the spectrum, which enabled him to compare and contrast two vastly different world views and subsequently gravitate to the “right!” Add to that, his massive influence on the Damascene political conversion of his son-in-law, the late, great Andrew Breitbart to his way of thinking, which eventually culminated in the launch of the popular eponymous website that survives to this day….an achievement for which Bean shares no small measure of credit. I mention this only because—Mr. Fairman’s fond farewell aside—there are no better, more beautifully-expressed tributes honoring this beloved, magnificent man than the superb ones found at Breitbart this weekend with a multitude of articles respectfully celebrating the overall genius and generous spirit of Orson Bean, written by those who best knew and admired him! They are incomparable in their scope and understanding of this versatile, greatly-engaging entertainer, guaranteed to bring tears to one’s eyes….a must for any avid fan of this much-mourned iconoclast of the 20/21st centuries! Deepest condolences to Bean’s family and friends, especially his dear wife, Alley Mills, and his daughter, Susannah, who has now lost both her father and husband under tragic, untimely circumstances. God Bless Them in Their Sorrow and Rest In Peace, Orson Bean…..you were a true American original who will be hugely missed but never forgotten!

Christine Harmon
Christine Harmon

Well said, Shay! He will be missed.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, Christine Harmon! By the way, I just listened to Orson’s (unfortunately) final podcast interview, and he was every bit the spry, sweet, sage and jovial gentleman as ever…you could easily envision that famously naughty glint in his eyes as he spoke!!! Here was a wise, accomplished elder personage who had lived an amazing life far beyond that of simply an actor, albeit an immensely talented one….and he was truly 91 years young with so very much left to offer!!! It’s an absolute tragedy that he was taken from this world so cruelly and suddenly. I’m still extremely shocked and saddened over his unexpected passing. (P.S. Incidentally, I normally refer to those I respect in a more formal fashion, but I couldn’t bring self to call Orson “Mr. Bean” because that name conjures notions of the buffoonish British comedy character portrayed by Rowan Atkinson! Just saying….)

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Such tragic news. I enjoyed him so much on “To Tell the Truth” and many, many shows throughout the years. My sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

Momo
Momo

Shocked when I saw this. I immediately thought of Alley. So sad.

Was Orson in a crosswalk? I don’t know who had ROW.

Momo
Momo

I read he was not in a crosswalk. And probably didn’t have ROW. I guess he didn’t see the car and car didn’t see him.

Be careful when crossing the street!

Momo
Momo

That’s a cute picture with the article. One scarf wrapped around them both.

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NATAS Launches New Streaming Service App As Destination To Watch Daytime Emmys and More

Looks like the place to view the Daytime Emmy ceremonies continue to change, and now evolve with the times, with news on Wednesday from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

While the annual kudofest used to be on major network television, the last several years have found the Emmys not having a broadcast outlet and having to be creative.  As fans of the daytime community know, most recently that show has been able to seen on You Tube, Twitter, and the like, via social media.

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Now comes word that NATAS has launched its very own streaming service app to be the epicenter for all of its award shows.  According to Variety: “The service, which doesn’t yet have a name (but will likely include “Emmy” in its title), will be unveiled in time for the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in April, and the Sports Emmys in May, both of which are administered by NATAS.”

With the introduction of the new OTT app, NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp shared that viewers will know where to go instead of  how it went down in the recent previous years.“We were making it available on PCs and mobile in a clunky way. But with the Emmys OTT app available on any platform, if you want to watch on your phone you can watch on your phone. You want to watch on your TV, you can watch on your TV. And really be accessible to the audience. Wherever they are consuming the shows, we’re on it.”

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NATAS is reportedly building out the OTT app  be available on web, mobile, and major settop platforms including Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire stick and Android TV.   The new app is said to be free, at least for now, and without commercials.

One more important note is that Sharp says to be on the lookout for more content to enhance the Emmy and award show experiences delivered from NATAS that will include: past awards ceremonies, as well as clips from the NATAS archives,.

In addition to that, looks like there will be some original short form content as well; including its first one “Behind the Emmy” that will combine backstage interviews, onstage acceptance speeches and some of the actual submitted content to really tell the story of the excellent creativity and production work that goes into winning that most coveted honor of excellence in television,” Sharp said.

So, what do you think about the upcoming launch of NATAS’ new app and the place to watch this year’s Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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In a shocking and special videotaped message and posting on Wednesday from DAYS Daytime Emmy-winner, Freddie Smith (Sonny); the actor shared that he, along with his longtime on-screen scene partner, Chandler Massey (Will), have been reportedly released from their contracts at Days of our Lives.

Freddie relates that the two are currently wrapping up their final episodes, as of now, with the long-running NBC daytime drama series, which was just officially renewed for another season by NBC.

According to Smith, what he posted with the video said:  “I know it’s a bit shocking, but it’s true. Will and Sonny’s last episode is projected to air September ”

Remember, DAYS tapes months ahead of air.  Smith says he will not divulge how Sonny and Will leave the canvas.  He also says that Massey will join him for a special podcast tomorrow to discuss the situation further.

Within the video, Smith shares his thoughts on being part of the power couple of WilSon that has meant so much to so many fans of the series and the LGBTQ community.  He adds on the upcoming departures: “It was not our choice.  We were looking forward to staying on and keeping the story going.”

In a tweet today, Chandler Massey added: “Wish it weren’t coming to an end, but I will be forever grateful to everyone who went on this journey with us.” While Smith shared: “I will miss Salem so much!! Thank you all for the incredible love and support throughout the years. I really feel we told a love story that will live on forever.”

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In Kombucha Cure, Braun and Boutte play corporate enemy executives at a health insurance company sent to a small town to investigate what the company views as the unusual and expensive longevity of some of their clients with cancer.

Along with Braun, none other than another former All My Children and GH star Jennifer Bassey  is in the film along with Robert Craighead, Ali Zahiri, Lance Paul, Yorke G. Fryer, and Angie Kim.

The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles through the month of February, and the feature is being executive produced by Jonathan Chia and Tarun Raj.

In addition, Paul and Fryer of Ginger Knight Films are producers along with Bernard and Roberto Rosario, Jr. of J&R Productions.

So excited to hear of Tamara’s latest project? Comment below.

 

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