Orson Bean Biography


Orson Bean

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Birth Name: Orson Bean
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: cancer
Age: 89 Years
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Orson Bean is an actor from United States famous for starring the role of Dr. Lester in the magic realism comedy film "Being John Malkovich". He is also a great writer and is an author of an autobiography "Me and the Orgone". Orson Bean was born by the name Dallas Frederick Burrows in Burlington, Vermont, United States of America to Marian Ainsworth (née Pollard) and George Frederick Burrows. He is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

On 2nd of July 1956, Orson married Rain Winslow; an actress whose real name is Jacqueline de Sibour. As a loving husband and wife they welcomed a daughter, Michele Bean. Sadly the couple divorced in 1962.

After Orson dissolved his first married life, he began his love affairs with Carolyn Maxwell and began dating her as his girlfriend. Maxwell is an actress and fashion designer, famous for her role in the movies like Tattletales and Black Mirror.

Bean and Maxwell married on 3rd of October 1965. From this married life they gave birthe to three children. Like his first marriage this also ended in 1981 and the sardest part is their daughter, Susannah died in 2012.

Orson spent a single life for about a decade and then he was spotted with Alley Mills; an actress and she is famous for her role in the TV series "The Wonder Years". They are still together as a loving spouse.

Orson received his formal education from "Cambridge Rindge and Latin School". He was also able to complete his high school graduation from there in 1946. Bean is also famous for being the founder of "The Sons of the Desert."

After his high school, Bean joined "United States Army" in 1946 and he was stationed in Japan. He served in the military for two years. In 1952, he appeared in the TV series "Broadway Television Theatre" as an actor starring the role of Erwin Throwbridge.

Orson Bean also starred in the TV drama series "Westinghouse Studio One" in 1952. Though he blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the late 1950s, he got his rise in fame as an actor after being nominated in Broadway's 1962 Tony Award. His annual salary is said to be around $470,588 and his net worth is approx. $4 million dollar.

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Born in Burlington, Vermont, United States

1928 22nd of July

Orson Bean was born by the name Dallas Frederick Burrows in Burlington, Vermont, United States of America to Marian Ainsworth (née Pollard) and George Frederick Burrows. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

1946

Orson received his formal education from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He was also able to complete his high school graduation from there and he graduated from there in 1946. He is also famous for being the founder of The Sons of the Desert.

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Joined US Army

1946

After his high school graduation, he joined United States Army. He joined US army in 1946 and he was stationed in Japan. He served in the army for two years and then was discharged from there and then he entered into the acting world.

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Began his acting career

1952

In 1952, he was seen in the TV series Broadway Television Theatre as an actor starring the role of Erwin Throwbridge. He also starred in the TV drama series Westinghouse Studio One and The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street in 1952.

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Married to Rain Winslow

1956 2nd of July

On 2nd of July 1956, Orson got married to Rain Winslow. Rain Winslow is an actress whose real name is Jacqueline de Sibour. As a loving husband and wife they welcomed a daughter named Michele Bean. They got divorced in 1962.

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Nominated in Tony Award nomination

1962

Though he got blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the late 1950s, he got his rise in fame as an actor after being nominated in Broadway's 1962 Tony Award. He got nominated in this award as Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

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Married to Carolyn Maxwell

1965 3rd of October

After Orson dissolved his first married life, he began his love affairs with Carolyn Maxwell and began dating her as his girlfriend. Carolyn Maxwell is an actress and fashion designer. They got married in 1965.

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Published his first autobiography, Me and the Orgone

1972

He is also a great writer and is an author of an autobiography Me and the Orgone. This book was mainly about orgone therapy. His second book Too Much Is Not Enough was published in 1988 and his third book 25 Ways to Cook a Mouse for the Gourmet Cat was published in 1994.

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Divorced with Carolyn Maxwell

1981

After dating actress and fashion designer Carolyn Maxwell for several years, they got married on 3rd of October 1965. From this married life they also had three children together. Their daughter Susannah died in 2012. They got divorced in 1981.

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Married to Alley Mills

1993 18th of April

Orson spends a single life for about a decade and then he was spotted with Alley Mills. Alley Mills is also an actress and she is famous for her role in the TV series The Wonder Years. They got married in 1993. They are still together as a loving spouse.

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Appeared in the movie, Being John Malkovich

1999

Orson Bean is an actor from United States famous for starring the role of Dr. Lester in the magic realism comedy film Being John Malkovich. He is also popular for portraying the role of Bilbo Baggins in the animated musical television movie The Hobbit.

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Nominated in Awards Circuit Community Awards

1999

For starring the role of Dr. Lester in the magic realism comedy film Being John Malkovich, he got his first nomination in Awards Circuit Community Awards in 1999 for Best Cast Ensemble. He has also been nominated in Grammy Awards once.

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Nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards

2000

In 2000, he got his first nomination in Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was nominated in this award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture. He was not honored with this award that year.

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