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Hayley Mills

Actor

Born: 18 April 1946
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: Child star of the 1960s

Name at birth: Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills

Hayley Mills was one of the biggest child movie stars of the early 1960s, the Oscar-winning star of Pollyanna (1960) and a string of successful Disney movies including The Parent Trap (1961) and That Darn Cat (1965). Mills is the younger sister of actress Juliet Mills and the daughter of Oscar-winning actor John Mills (1970's Ryan's Daughter) and writer Mary Hayley Bell (Whistle Down the Wind, made into the 1961 movie co-starring Hayley). After years playing sweet innocents, Mills shattered that image by appearing in The Family Way (1967) and by marrying director Roy Boulting, more than thirty years her senior (they divorced in 1976). In the '70s her screen career nearly evaporated, in the '80s she appeared in three television sequels to The Parent Trap and in a the short-lived series Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987) and in the '90s she began focusing on a stage career, touring in The King and I. She joined the cast of the cable television series Wild at Heart in 2007.

Extra credit: Her sister Juliet was the star of the television series Nanny and the Professor (1970-71)... The Parent Trap was remade in 1988 and starred Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Quaid.

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  • Tiger Bay (1959) - Starring John Mills, Horst Buchholz, Hayley Mills, Yvonne Mitchell, Megs Jenkins
  • Twisted Nerve (1968) - Starring Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Billie Whitelaw, Phyllis Calvert, Frank Finlay
  • Sir John Mills - Sir John Mills Age: 97 British film, television, and stage actor who appeared in more than 100 ...

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