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Mildred Pierce 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2011)
Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 25 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »
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 Bert Pierce 5 episodes, 2011
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 Wally Burgan 5 episodes, 2011
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Murphy Guyer ...
 Mr. Pierce 5 episodes, 2011
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Diane Kagan ...
 Mrs. Pierce 4 episodes, 2011
Christopher Koron ...
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 Mrs. Forrester 3 episodes, 2011
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Robb Webb ...
 Radio Announcer 3 episodes, 2011
Margaret Hall ...
 Mrs. Floyd 3 episodes, 2011
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 Ray Pierce 3 episodes, 2011
Erwin Falcon ...
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Laura Esterman ...
 Mrs. Kramer 3 episodes, 2011
Till Schauder ...
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Evan Thompson ...
 Man with a Cap 2 episodes, 2011
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 Mrs. Turner 2 episodes, 2011
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Kenneth Jennings ...
 Small Man 2 episodes, 2011
Todd Aubrey Davis ...
 Houseman 2 episodes, 2011
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 Starched Collar Man 2 episodes, 2011
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 Starched Collar Man 2 episodes, 2011
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 Table Two Woman 2 episodes, 2011
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 Mr. Rossi 2 episodes, 2011
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 Table Two Woman 2 episodes, 2011
Annette Arnold ...
 Waitress Annette 2 episodes, 2011
Laura Rosenthal ...
 Waitress Doris 2 episodes, 2011
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 Mr. Chris 2 episodes, 2011
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 Waitress Darlene 2 episodes, 2011
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 Mr. Rand 2 episodes, 2011
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 Mr. Rice 2 episodes, 2011
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 Young Mother 2 episodes, 2011
Bob McClure ...
 Businessman 2 episodes, 2011
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 Customer 2 episodes, 2011
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 Dr. Gale 2 episodes, 2011
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 Dr. Collins 2 episodes, 2011
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 Maggie Biederhof 2 episodes, 2011
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Leslie Lyles ...
 Mrs. Jaeckel 2 episodes, 2011
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 Mrs. Levinson 2 episodes, 2011
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Glendale, California, 1931: Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, is left a "grass widow" after throwing her husband, Bert, out of the house. Forced to hunt for work to support herself and her two young daughters, 11-year-old Veda and seven-year-old Ray, Mildred visits an employment agency, only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her. Amidst her job search, she receives dating advice from her friend and neighbor, Lucy Gessler, and begins an unexpected affair with an ex-business partner of her husband's, Wally Burgan. When Mildred receives a call from the agency regarding an opening as a housekeeper to a wealthy socialite, she reluctantly agrees to meet with her. After cutting the acerbic interview short, Mildred seeks refuge at a local diner, Cristofor's Café, where fate, and a waitress named Ida, will play a role in shaping her future. Written by HBO Publicity

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Having It All Would Cost Her Everything.

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27 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Kate Winslet had 66 different costume changes throughout the series. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.120 (2011) See more »

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Quite Brilliant.
11 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

An excellent drama. 5 episodes. Period detail flawless and captivating in its accuracy. An absorbing tale very well acted by a great ensemble cast who were all flawlessly placed by casting. I was sold on the first 4 episodes and couldn't wait to see the conclusion. Wow! Our lass from "Readin for beddin" was utterly brilliant. Miss Wood showed how very gifted she is as an actress. The two girls had three major scenes together and they were incredibly good, nay quite brilliant. Huge talents, seriously gifted performers. Speechless. Congratulations to everyone, Mr.Haynes well done. I am a bloke so I must admit to being huge fans of both actresses. It easy to fancy some girl on the screen I suppose, but that's not the thing here. A wonderful cast all around. Well done everyone. Well done Mr.Haynes bringing this cast together and thank you for the magic.


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