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Some Famous People with the surname of Mills

Wikipedia Bob Mills (born 30 June 1957, Chester) is a British comedian, notable for his appearances in cult TV series such as "In Bed with Medinner" and "The Show", the latter an attempt to do a non-fictional British version of "The Larry Sanders Show".
Wikipedia Sir John Mills, CBE (22 February 1908 ? 23 April 2005) was an Academy Award winning English actor, who made more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades.
Wikipedia Heather Anne Mills (born 12 January 1968) is an English charity campaigner and former model and the former wife of musician Sir Paul McCartney; during the marriage she was called Heather Mills McCartney.
Wikipedia Freddie Mills, (26 June, 1919 ? 25 July, 1965) was an English boxer, who was the world light heavyweight boxing champion from 1948 to 1950.
Wikipedia Robert Mills (August 12 1781 ? March 3, 1855) is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect, though Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor.
Wikipedia Charles Wright Mills (August 28, 1916, Waco, Texas ? March 20, 1962, West Nyack, New York) was an American sociologist.
Wikipedia Samuel Davis "Sam" Mills, Jr.
Wikipedia John Easton Mills (October 1796 - November 12 1847) served briefly as mayor of Montreal, Quebec.
Wikipedia Magnus Mills is an English author of several novels and short stories.
Wikipedia Robert Lee Mills (November 13, 1916-January 16, 2006) was an American educator who was the longest-serving president of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Wikipedia Ogden Mills (1857 - January 29, 1929) was an American financier and Thoroughbred racehorse owner.
Wikipedia Walter Mills VC (22 June 1894 - 11 December 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Wilbur Daigh Mills (May 24, 1909 ? May 2, 1992), was a powerful Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arkansas.
Wikipedia Alice Mary Mills OAM (born May 23 1986 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian sprint freestyle, butterfly and individual medley swimmer who represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics, winning two relay gold medals.
Wikipedia Donna Mills (born December 11, 1942) is an American actress.
Wikipedia Roger Quarles Mills (March 30, 1832?September 2, 1911) was an American politician and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Wikipedia "For the rugby union player see Steve Mills (rugby player)""For the character in the TV soap opera, "Shortland Street", see Steve Mills (Character)"Steve Mills (born Portsmouth, 9 December 1953, died Southampton, 1 August 1988) was a professional footballer with Southampton F.
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Wikipedia Scott Mills (born 28 March 1974) is an English radio DJ best known for presenting "The Scott Mills Show" on BBC Radio 1.
Wikipedia Michael Edward Mills (born December 17, 1958 in Orange County, California) is an American musician and songwriter who is a founding member of the alternative rock group R.
Wikipedia Samuel John Mills (April 12 1783 ? June 16 1818) was born at Torringford, Connecticut.
Wikipedia Stephanie Mills (born March 22, 1957) is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer, a former Broadway star, and was originally given the title as "the little girl with the big voice.
Wikipedia Crispian Mills/ Krishna Kantha Dasa (born 18 January 1973 as Crispian John David Boulting; also known as 'Dodge') is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Wikipedia Derek Mills (born July 9, 1972 in Washington, D.
Wikipedia Russell Mills (born July 14, 1944, in St.
Wikipedia Daniel John "Danny" Mills (born 18 May 1977 in Norwich, Norfolk) is a former English professional footballer.
Wikipedia Nicholas Mills Sr.
Wikipedia Michael 'Mick' Denis Mills (born 4 January 1949 in Godalming, Surrey) was a football full back who, by the end of his career, had achieved Ipswich Town's record number of appearances and captained England at the World Cup.
Wikipedia William Oswald Mills (August 12, 1924 ? May 24, 1973), was a Republican U.
Wikipedia James Bradley Mills (born January 19, 1957 in Exeter, California) is the manager of the Houston Astros.
Wikipedia Terry Richard Mills (born December 21 1967 in Romulus, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player at the power forward position.
Wikipedia Allan Mills, CBE born in Manchester, England, was the tournament referee for the Wimbledon tennis championships from 1982 to 2005.
Wikipedia Mary Mills (born January 19, 1940 in Laurel, Mississippi) is a retired American professional golfer.
Wikipedia Damian Mills (1979?2003) was a Canadian international cricketer.
Wikipedia Susan Tolman Mills (1825 ? 1912) was the co-founder of Mills College (formerly the "Young Ladies Seminary" at Benicia, California).
Wikipedia Michael C.
Wikipedia Gladys Mills, n?e Gladys Jordan, (1918?1978), better known as Mrs Mills, was a pianist who was popular in the 1960s and released many records.
Wikipedia Darius Ogden Mills (September 25, 1825 ? January 3, 1910) was a prominent American banker, philanthropist and, for a time, California's wealthiest citizen.
Wikipedia Zachary Eric Mills (born May 1, 1982) is a former American football quarterback.
Wikipedia Christopher Lemonte Mills (born January 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American professional basketball player.
Wikipedia Billy G.
Wikipedia John Channell Mills (26 March 1929 ? 16 October 1998) was an English actor, working in the theatre.
Wikipedia Aaron Scott Mills (born July 8, 1972) is an American former Arena Football League (AFL) kicker who, in a career lasting two years, played for the San Jose SaberCats (1995-1996).
Wikipedia Melissa Mills (born 26 December 1973 in Sydney) is an Australian water polo player from the gold medal squad of the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Wikipedia George Robert Mills (born 29 December 1908 in Deptford, died 15 July 1970) was an English footballer, principally for Chelsea.
Wikipedia Phil Mills (born 30 August 1963 in Trefeglwys, Powys) is a Welsh rally racing co-driver.
Wikipedia Russell Mills is a British artist who was born in Ripon, Yorkshire, UK in 1952.
Wikipedia Matthew Claude Mills (born 14 July 1986 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English football centre back, who currently plays for Reading.
Wikipedia James Anthony Mills (born September 23, 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former American football offensive lineman.
Wikipedia Phoebe Mills (born November 2, 1972 in Northfield, Illinois, U.
Wikipedia Michael Garrett Mills (born October 12, 1983 in) is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Peter Mills (born 1943) is an American politician, a Republican from Maine.
Wikipedia Alley Mills (born May 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her role as Norma Arnold, the mother in the coming-of-age series "The Wonder Years".
Wikipedia Pablo Mills (born 27 May 1984) is an English footballer, who is currently captain of Rotherham United.
Wikipedia Shirley Olivia Mills (born April 8, 1926) is a former American actress.
Wikipedia Sir William Mills (April 24, 1856-1932) of Sunderland was the inventor of the Mills bomb which was developed and manufactured at his factory in Birmingham, England.
Wikipedia William Joseph Mills (January 11, 1849, Yazoo City, Mississippi December 24, 1915, East Las Vegas, New Mexico) was the 19th governor of the New Mexico Territory, now the U.
Wikipedia David Mills (born 1 June, 1981 in Widnes, Cheshire) is an English professional rugby league footballer for the Hull Kingston Rovers of the Super League competition.
Wikipedia James Henry Mills (May 2, 1923 ? November 11, 1973) was the only Polk County, Florida native to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II.
Wikipedia Rowan Lee Mills (born 10 July 1970 in Mexborough, South Yorkshire), usually known as Lee Mills, is an English former footballer, who played as a striker.
Wikipedia Tim Mills is an English guitarist and the owner of Bare Knuckle Pickups, a guitar pickup company based in Cornwall.
Wikipedia Hannah Mills was a Quaker from Leeds, England, whose treatment and death in 1790 while confined in the York Asylum (now Bootham Park Hospital) is recognised as having led to the development of the York Retreat, which pioneered the moral treatment of mental illness that became a model for progressive practices worldwide.
Wikipedia Benjamin Collett Mills (born 1 March 1980 in Chatham, Kent, England) is a British singer who finished in third place in the third UK series of TV talent show "The X Factor" in 2006.
Wikipedia Gyp Mills (also known as Gypsy Dave) (born David John Mills, 19 July 1946, Peckham Rye, London) is a sculptor and songwriter.
Wikipedia Ernest Lee Mills (born October 28, 1968 in Dunnellon, Florida is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Wikipedia David R.
Wikipedia (Kathleen) "Kay" Mills-Hill (1923-1996) was an Irish sportsperson who played senior camogie with Dublin from 1941 until 1961.
Wikipedia William Corless Mills (January 2, 1860 - January 17, 1928) was a US museum curator.
Wikipedia John Mills (1806 ? 1889), entrepreneur and amateur astronomer, was a manufacturer of Linen and twine in the city of Dundee.
Wikipedia Gary Leonard Mills (born 20 May 1981 in Isle of Sheppey) is an English professional footballer, currently playing for Conference National side Mansfield Town, where he plays as a midfielder.
Wikipedia Zachary "Zach" Mills (born December 26, 1995) is an American teen actor.
Wikipedia Simon Ashley Mills (born 16 August 1964 in Sheffield) is a former English footballer, described by Jeff Kent as "skilful and adaptable".
Wikipedia Richard Paul Mills (born November 28, 1944) is an American educator most notable for having served as the Commissioner of Education for both Vermont and New York States.
Wikipedia Newt Virgus Mills (September 27, 1899 - May 15, 1996) was a U.
Wikipedia Barry Byron Mills (born 1948) is a leader of the Aryan Brotherhood (AB) prison gang.
Wikipedia Everett Mills (January 20, 1845 ? June 22, 1908) was an American Major League Baseball player from Newark, New Jersey.
Wikipedia David Mills is an American author, journalist, and screenwriter and producer of television programs.
Wikipedia Lloyd Jones Mills was born 3 July 1917 at Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Wikipedia Franciscus Lamar Mills (born January 26, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.
Wikipedia Noel Mills (13 January 1944 in Auckland, New Zealand ? 8 December 2004) was a former New Zealand rower who won an Olympic Silver medal at 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
Wikipedia Patrick "Patty" Mills (born August 11, 1988 in Canberra, ACT) is an Indigenous Australian point guard who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Wikipedia Royce Mills (born 12 May 1942 in Tetbury, Gloucestershire) is an English television, stage and film actor.
Wikipedia Sir Keith Mills (born 1950, Brentwood) is an English entrepreneur who was knighted in the 2006 New Year Honours in recognition of his services to sport (securing the 2012 Olympics), although he is more well-known for loyalty card schemes.
Wikipedia David Mills (born 6 December 1951, Whitby) was an English football player most notable for his career with Middlesbrough and becoming Britain's first half-million pound footballer.
Wikipedia Steve Mills (born 24 February 1953, Cirencester), is a former England international rugby union player.
Wikipedia Mort Mills (January 11, 1919 ? June 6, 1993) was an American film and television actor, best known for appearing on NBC's most successful western series, "Bonanza".
Wikipedia Henry Owen "Harry" Mills (born August 23, 1922) was a former professional footballer, who played for Blyth Spartans, Huddersfield Town and Halifax Town.
Wikipedia William "Willie" Mills (born January 28, 1915) Is a former professional footballer, who played for Aberdeen, Huddersfield Town and Clyde.
Wikipedia Jon Mills (born March 6, 1978) is a Canadian professional golfer.
Wikipedia Randall V.
Wikipedia Terrence (Terry) Kennedy Mills (born 22 December 1957) is the current Country Liberal Party (CLP) leader and opposition leader in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 29 January 2008.
Wikipedia Barry Mills (born September 8, 1950) is the fourteenth president of Bowdoin College and the fifth one to be an alumnus.
Wikipedia Josiah Mills (October 25, 1862 ? November 23, 1929) was an English cricketer.
Wikipedia Michael Mills (October 31, 1927 - April 13, 2008) was an Irish journalist who served as Ireland's first Ombudsman for two terms beginning in 1984.
Wikipedia Charles Houghton Mills (1843 - 1923) was a Member of Parliament for Waimea and Wairau, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Wikipedia Anson Mills (1834-1924) was a soldier in the United States Army, retiring at the rank of Brigadier General, and a surveyor, builder and inventor.
Wikipedia Jimmy Mills (born July 1, 1894 in Dundee, Scotland; died October 8, 1990 in Sebring, Florida) was a Scottish-American soccer wing half and coach.
Wikipedia Sherron Mills is an American basketball player from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Wikipedia The Rt Rev William Lennox Mills was Bishop of Ontario from 1901 until 1917.
Wikipedia Joseph Nathan Mills (born 30 October 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Southampton.
Wikipedia Henry Mills (1874-1959), better known as Harry Mills, was a locomotive engineer before being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as the Labour candidate for the riding of Fort William in the October 1919 election.
Wikipedia Daniel Yarnton Mills (1849, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England ? 1904, London, England) was a Scottish chess master.
Wikipedia Janet Trafton Mills (born December 12, 1947, in Farmington, Maine) is the Attorney General of the U.
Wikipedia Richard Henry Mills (born 1929) is a senior United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Wikipedia Frederick (Fred) Mills (1910 - "unknown") was an English footballer with Port Vale and Leeds United.
Wikipedia Brian Mills (born 26 December 1971) is an English former footballer.
Wikipedia Bertie Reginald "Paddy" Mills (23 February 1900 ? 22 January 1994) was an English professional footballer who scored 139 goals in 358 appearances in the Football League playing for Hull City (in two spells), Notts County and Birmingham.
Wikipedia Frank Musgrave Mills (1871-18 February 1925) was an English-born rugby union forward who played club rugby for Cardiff and Swansea and won 13 caps for Wales.
Wikipedia Lia Mills is an Irish writer.
Wikipedia John Mills was an officer in the United States Army who served as acting Adjutant General and acting Inspector General of the U.
Wikipedia Bradley Aaron Mills (born March 5, 1985, in Mesa, Arizona) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Wikipedia Wilson Henry Mills (10 January 1882 ? 27 March 1955) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Wikipedia Ralph J.
Wikipedia Edward Duane Mills was born September 5, 1957 in Amarillo, Texas.
Wikipedia Charles Norman Mills (December 14, 1920 ? October 20, 2009) was an African American artist whose paintings appeared on canvas and as murals on neighborhood walls, focusing on events in African-American history and culture.
Wikipedia Benjamin Mills was a lawyer and judge who served in the Kentucky Circuit Courts and the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Wikipedia Percy Joseph Mills, Jr.
Wikipedia Ronald P.