Donna Mills Biography (1945-)

Born Donna Jean Miller, December 11, 1945 (some sources say 1942 or 1943), inChicago, IL; daughter of a market researcher and Bernice Miller (a dance teacher). Education: Attended the University of Illinois; also studied dance. Avocational interests: Practicing ballet, playing tennis. Addresses: Agent-- William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Actress and producer. Owner of Donna Mills Productions. Dancer in stage productions, Chicago, IL, and in touring productions; previously appeared in commercials. Member: Actors' Equity Association. Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Award, best villainess. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
December 11, 1945
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • The Steve Lawrence Show, CBS, 1965
  • Rocket, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1966
  • Laura Donnelly Elliott (#1), Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS,1967-70
  • Jane Miller, The Good Life, NBC, 1971-72
  • Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner, Knots Landing, CBS, 1980-89
  • Sherri Larson Doucette, Melrose Place, Fox, 1996-97
  • Movies
  • Linda Daniel, Night of Terror, NBC, 1972
  • Laurie, Haunts of the Very Rich, ABC, 1972
  • Bebe Lotter, Rolling Man, ABC, 1972
  • Chrissie, Someone at the Top of the Stairs(also known as Thriller: Someone at the Top of the Stairs), ABC, 1973
  • Tracy Fleming, The Bait, ABC, 1973
  • Helen Cook, One Deadly Owner(also known as Thriller: One DeadlyOwner), ABC, 1973
  • Caroline "Carrie" Carmichael, Live Again, Die Again, ABC, 1974
  • Susan Winters, Who Is the Black Dahlia?, NBC, 1975
  • Claudia, Beyond the Bermuda Triangle(also known as Beyond ThisPlace There Be Dragons), 1975
  • Killer with Two Faces(also known as Thriller: Killer with Two Faces), 1975
  • Ellen, Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby(also knownas Rosemary's Baby II), ABC, 1976
  • Laureen, Smash-Up on Interstate 5, ABC, 1976
  • Harriet Malone, Fire(also known as Fire!), NBC, 1977
  • Lee, Curse of the Black Widow(also known as Love Trap), ABC, 1977
  • Susan Reilly, The Hunted Lady, NBC, 1977
  • Dr. Beth Demery, Doctors' Private Lives, ABC, 1978
  • Lainie, Superdome, ABC, 1978
  • Waikiki, ABC, 1980
  • Kathy Saunders, He's Not Your Son, CBS, 1984
  • Julie Atkins, Intimate Encounters(also known as Encountersand Encounters in the Night), NBC, 1986
  • Samantha Hollings, Outback Bound, CBS, 1988
  • Rebecca Simms/Julie Black, The Lady Forgets,1989
  • Brenda Morgan, The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid,1990
  • Pat Bennett, Runaway Father,1991
  • Laura Elias, In My Daughter's Name,1992
  • Elizabeth Hemming, The President's Child,1992
  • Kate Bannister, My Name Is Kate,1994
  • "A Hard Rain," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1994
  • Vanessa Graves, An Element of Truth, CBS, 1995
  • Jodi Davison, The Stepford Husbands, CBS, 1996
  • Maggie Holloway, Mary Higgins Clark's Moonlight Becomes You(also known as Moonlight Becomes You), Family Channel, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Ellen Craig, Hanging by a Thread, NBC, 1979
  • Barbara Fisher, Bare Essence, NBC, 1982
  • Rose, Alice in Wonderland(also known as Alice through the Looking Glass), CBS, 1985
  • Joyce Lukezic, False Arrest(also known as The Joyce Lukezic Story and Reasonable Doubt), ABC, 1991
  • Nicole "Nicky" Wells, Barbara Taylor Bradford's Remember(alsoknown as Remember), NBC, 1993
  • Abby Fairgate, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, CBS, 1997
  • Specials
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977
  • Celebrity Football Classic, NBC, 1979
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1980
  • Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1981
  • Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985(also known as Bob Hope Lampoons TV 1985), NBC, 1985
  • Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party(also known as Bob HopeSalutes the Super Bowl), NBC, 1986
  • Bob Hope's Bagful of Christmas Cheer, NBC, 1986
  • Sex Symbols: Past, Present and Future, syndicated, 1987
  • Hollywood's Favorite Heavy: Businessmen on Primetime TV(also known as Businessmen on Primetime TV), PBS, 1987
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • Public People/Private Lives, syndicated, 1988
  • Knots Landing Block Party, CBS, 1993
  • Host, The Tournament of Roses Parade,1995
  • Interviewee, Grace, Caroline, Stephanie: The Curse of the Royal Family--The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Intimate Portrait: Donna Mills, Lifetime, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Vanna White, Lifetime, 1998
  • The 68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade,1999
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee, Lifetime, 1999
  • Pilots
  • The Good Life, NBC, 1971
  • Frankie, Bunco, NBC, 1977
  • Woman on the Run, CBS, 1977
  • Awards Presentations
  • Golden Globe Awards,1987
  • The 22nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards,1987
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards,1987
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards,1990
  • Presenter, The 20th International Emmy Awards,1992
  • Presenter, The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards,1992
  • Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards,1994
  • Presenter, Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards,1994
  • Episodic
  • "The Lion and the Lamb," Lancer, CBS, 1970
  • "In the Eyes of God," Dan August, ABC, 1970
  • "The Hitchhiker," The F.B.I., ABC, 1971
  • "The Triangle," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1971
  • "The Break-Up," The F.B.I., ABC, 1972
  • "Time Lapse," Banyon, NBC, 1973
  • Paula Sanderson, "A Game of Love, an Act of Death: Parts 1 & 2," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1973
  • Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • "The Prowler," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1973
  • "A Fevered Angel," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1974
  • "Buried Alive," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1974
  • "Killer with Two Faces," Wide World of Mystery, ABC, 1974
  • "Explosion," Police Story, NBC, 1974
  • "Cross Country Kidnap," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1975
  • "S.W.A.T.," The Rookies, ABC, 1975
  • "If Mine Eye Offends Me," Medical Center, CBS, 1975
  • "Officer Needs Help," Police Story, NBC, 1975
  • Marcia Bissell, "Murder--Eyes Only," Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 1975
  • Lena Michaels, "The Victim," Cannon, CBS, 1975
  • "Us against the World: Parts 1 & 2," Medical Story, NBC, 1975
  • "Portrait of Evil," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1975
  • "The Running Man: Parts 1 & 2," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1976
  • "The Parting Shot," City of Angels, NBC, 1976
  • "Mother Love," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • "A Star Is Dead," Quincy, M.E., NBC, 1976
  • "The Scarlet Ribbon," The Oregon Trail, NBC, 1977
  • "Silent Night," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • "Marooned," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • "The Chain Gang/The Boss," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979
  • "Dead Man's Hand: Parts 1 & 2," Young Maverick, part one,CBS, 1979-80
  • "Mr. and Mrs. Bliss," Insight, syndicated, 1980
  • (Uncredited) Herself, "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party," CHiPs, NBC, 1980
  • Fame, Fortune and Romance, ABC, 1986
  • Nitecap, ABC, 1992
  • Abby Fairgate, Knots Landing(final episode of series), CBS, 1993
  • Carol, "Amends," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993
  • Carol, "John and Carol," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1994
  • Ashlyn, "Martin Tupper in Magnum Farce," Dream On, HBO, 1994
  • Jacelyn Seymore Winters/Lucinda, "We Ought to Be in Pictures," High Society, CBS, 1995
  • Linda MacKenzie, "What She Did for Love," Twice in a Lifetime, PAXTV, 1999
  • Also appeared in "A Very Strange," The Bold Ones: The Doctors, NBC.
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • Intimate Encounters(also known as Encounters and Encounters in the Night), NBC, 1986
  • The World's Oldest Living Bridesmaid,1990
  • (With others) Runaway Father,1991
  • (With others) In My Daughter's Name,1992
  • (With others) My Name Is Kate,1994
  • An Element of Truth, CBS, 1995
  • Film Appearances
  • Alice Keenan, The Incident, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Tobie Williams, Play Misty for Me, Universal, 1971
  • Ginny Eaton, Murph the Surf(also known as Live a Little, Steala Lot, Murf the Surf, and You Can't Steal Love), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Beth Williamson, Dangerous Intentions, The Kaufman Company/Wild Rice Productions, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • Don't Drink the Water, Broadway production, New York City, 1967
  • Also performed in plays at the Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago, IL.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Eyes Have It,1986
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • Contributor to periodicals, including TV Guide.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Ladies Home Journal, November, 1993 , p. 58.
    • People Weekly, June 2, 1986 , pp. 42-44.
    • TV Guide, May 1, 1993 , pp. 14-16.

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