Bean, Orson

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Bean, Orson Gender: M
Dallas Frederick Burroughs
born on 22 July 1928 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Burlington, Vermont, 44n29, 73w13
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 29°26' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°15 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°30'

Orson Bean (1965)


American TV and stage actor, producer and author. He began his career on the road as a magician and comic, eventually unpacking his traveling bag in New York, where he spent nearly 20 years on and off-Broadway. His credits include such plays as "Never Too Late," "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" and "Subways are for Sleeping," which earned him a 1962 Tony nomination as Best Supporting Actor. He did comedy on various TV shows as well as acting in drama, a familiar face in many guises.

Life was not always smooth. When he was a boy, his mom committed suicide the day after he refused to go visit her. He was blacklisted in the '50s and his TV career dried up overnight. When the infamous Weather Underground explosion happened in his block in Greenwich Village in March 1970, he decided to relocate. He moved his family to Australia but was driven out by an encounter with a Satanic cult. When his wife left him, he went into a downward spiral of booze and drugs. He had reached the low point of being one payment short of homelessness in 1983 when he had his insight of how much joy is possible in life. The following day his agent called with a commercial job. Since then, he kept joy as his companion and work richly rewarded him. He said he had never known happiness until he "learned to surrender, to give up the crazy pursuit for sensual gratification and fame."

Bean was married to actress Jacquelin de Sibour, 1956, and to fashion designer Carolyn Maxwell, 1965 to 1979; four children. His third marriage was to actress Alley Mills on 18 April 1993. They lived a mile from the Venice theater, conveniently with all the time they spent there. He performed with the company since 1992, appearing in such acclaimed productions as "Awake and Sing! 1994, and with Mills, in "The Playboy of the Western World," 1996. They were also active with fund raising and doing the grunt work necessary in a small theater company.

Enthusiastic and cheerful, appreciative of the adventure of life, Bean was always ready with a bon mot or an anecdote. He referred to his role as Loren Bray, the storekeeper on the TV series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," as his "day-job." Over the years he became a mainstay of Los Angeles' little theaters, performing on stages both historic and obscure. He wrote an autobiography, "Too Much is not Enough."

In 2009, he was cast in the recurring role of Roy Bender, a steak salesman, on the ABC series "Desperate Housewives".

On 7 February 2020, while walking near Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, California, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking him fatally. He was 91.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Breitbart, Andrew (born 1 February 1969). Notes: Son/father-in-law


  • Death of Mother 1943 (Mom a suicide when he was 15)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1956 (Jacqueline de Sibour)
  • Work : Prize 1962 (Tony Award as Best Supporting Actor)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1965 (Carolyn Maxwell, 14 years)
  • Family : Change residence March 1970 (Explosion around home, relocated to Australia)
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  • Relationship : Least Sex 1979 (Celibate for 12-13 years after divorce)
  • Misc. : Great Insight 1983 (All-time low, great insight into joy of life)
  • Work : New Job 1992 (Started working at the Venice Theatre)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person March 1992 (Met Alley Mills)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship May 1992 (Began affair with Alley Mills)
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  • Death by Accident 7 February 2020 (Struck by car, age 91)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom committed suicide, explosion near home)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Manipulative mom)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Second wife 23 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (All three)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal (1979-1992)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Hit by car)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (age 91)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Stand-up comedy routine)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater primary field)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Magic (Magician in early career)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over (Narrator)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Nominated for Best Supporting Actor)