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No Wire Hangers! Mothers in the Movies : Slideshow

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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Don Draper from AMC's "Mad Men", pushing his son, Bobby, on a swing

From Mom in the Movies, but Richard Corliss, published by Simon & Schuster and Turner Classic Movies.

Myrna Loy
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Myrna Loy in "Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House," 1948. Myrna Loy leads husband Cary Grant and daughters Connie Marshall and Sharyn Moffett to their new country estate.

From Mom in the Movies, but Richard Corliss, published by Simon & Schuster and Turner Classic Movies.

Jane Darwell in
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Jane Darwell in "The Grapes of Wrath," 1940. Ma Joad (Jane Darwell) leads her family (Henry Fonda, Russell Simpson, Doris Bowden seated in the rear) to California, the land of broken promises.

From Mom in the Movies, but Richard Corliss, published by Simon & Schuster and Turner Classic Movies.

Mary Astor in
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Mary Astor in "Meet Me in St. Louis," 1944. Mary Astor and husband, Leon Ames, sing a song at Christmas, attended by daughter Margaret O'Brien.

From Mom in the Movies, but Richard Corliss, published by Simon & Schuster and Turner Classic Movies.

Joan Crawford in 'Mildred Pierce'
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Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce," 1945. Joan Crawford slaves her way to success for her thankless child, Ann Blyth.

From Mom in the Movies, but Richard Corliss, published by Simon & Schuster and Turner Classic Movies.

Greer Garson in
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Greer Garson in "Mrs. Miniver," 1942. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon clutch their children (Christopher Severn and Clare Sanders) during an air raid.

From Mom in the Movies, but Richard Corliss, published by Simon & Schuster and Turner Classic Movies.