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Mildred was the first name of Mrs. Roper in the British TV sitcom "George and Mildred."
alberto  3/28/2005
W. Somerset Maugham chose the name Mildred Rogers for a slatternly waitress in his novel "Of Human Bondage." She was a dreadful sort. I cringe whenever I think of her.
Gwenllian  11/12/2005
Mildred Pierce was a novel by James. M. Cain. It was later made into a film in 1945 starring Joan Crawford as the character of the same name.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Mildred Didrikson also known as Babe Zaharias was one of the best American athletes of all time.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Mildred is the name of Helen Keller's sister. I learned this in the "Miracle Worker".
― Anonymous User  2/12/2007
Actress Mildred Harris.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2007
Mildred Hubble is the cool young heroine of The Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy. The character was played by Georgina Sherrington in the TV series based on the books.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2007
Mildred Montag was the wife of Guy Montag in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. She was a shell of a person, whose life was meaningless because of technology. Not a good connotation for a little girl.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2007
This name is borne by Nurse Mildred Ratched in Ken Kesey's 1962 novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", its 1963 stage adaptation, and its acclaimed 1975 film adaptation. On stage, she was portrayed by such actresses as Janet Ward, Amy Morton, and Amanda Magnavita. In the film, she was portrayed by Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award for the performance. In the story, she is the administrative nurse of the Salem, Oregon State Hospital.
AndrewJKD  3/16/2008
Mildred Loving was the African American woman whose challenge led to a Supreme Court ruling striking down bans on interracial marriage.
dark_sorceress  5/5/2008
On June 17, 1880, twin sisters Mildred Widman Philippi and Mary Widman Franzini are born in St. Louis, Missouri. Both live to be 104 years old with Mildred passing away first on May 4, 1985.
Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
A famous bearer was influential 1930s jazz singer Mildred Bailey (1908 - 1951). Known as "Mrs. Swing", her popular songs included "Please Be Kind", "Darn That Dream", and "Says My Heart".
AndrewJKD  7/9/2009
Also, this name makes me think of "The Parent Trap" with Lindsay Lohan when she's on the phone with her twin. XD
Liesl  10/8/2010
Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson (1905-2002) wrote 23 of the first 25 Nancy Drew mystery novels under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
humblebee  7/29/2011
Mildred Hillary Davis (February 22, 1901 – August 18, 1969) was an American actress who appeared in many of Harold Lloyd's classic silent comedies and eventually became his wife.
Liefke Knol  6/5/2016
As to George Washington-- though he had a sister named Mildred who died when she was a year old, the main Mildreds in his life were his paternal grandmother (named after her own mother) and an aunt:

George Washington did not have any children of his own.
clevelandkentevans  10/31/2017
In the little mermaid, when Ariel had no voice, prince Eric tried to guess her name. His first guess was Mildred and Ariel's reaction was of disgust. Apparently, she didn't like the name, but I'm guessing prince Eric did XD. I think it sounds cute and vintage.
dayanac  12/8/2017

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