In Mildred Pierce, Crawford played a mother who went to extremes to provide for her children.
Her ex-husband appears at her side—he, the father of the horrid daughter—and tells Mildred it's OK to hate your own child.
On ‘60 Minutes,’ the former governor said he made the payments to his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, to care for their son, Joseph.
Ann Beck recalls her son being awoken by Arnold and summoned “in the middle of the night to drive Mildred home.”
And the same methods applied to the 2,000 costumes Roth designed for Mildred Pierce.
Mildred's cheek burnt, and she suddenly thought of what the town would say.
Don't forget that we must pay some calls this afternoon, Mildred.
Her eyes were fixed in eager, terrified questioning upon Mildred's face.
Mildred was standing by the window of their beautiful drawing room.
For these same reasons her mother also desired her return, yet Mildred knew that there was another motive actuating her mother.
fem. proper name, Old English Mildðryð, from milde "mild" (see mild) + ðryð "power, strength." A popular name in the Middle Ages through fame of St. Mildred (obit c. 700), abbess, daughter of a Mercian king and a Kentish princess. Among the 10 most popular names for girls born in the U.S. between 1903 and 1926, it hasn't been in the top 1,000 since 1983.