Mildred Clinton

Mildred Clinton (November 2, 1914 – December 18, 2010) was an American actress.[1] Clinton had a supporting part in Serpico (1973), and starred in the 1976 horror film Alice, Sweet Alice. In her later career she frequently collaborated with director Spike Lee, appearing in small parts in his films Crooklyn (1994), Summer of Sam (1999), and Bamboozled (2000).

Mildred Clinton
Mildred Clinton in Alice, Sweet Alice 1976.jpg
Mildred Clinton in Alice, Sweet Alice 1976
Born(1914-11-02)November 2, 1914
DiedDecember 18, 2010(2010-12-18) (aged 96)
New York City, U.S.
Years active1955–2000


Clinton was born in 1914 in Brooklyn, New York City. She had her first film role in The Trapp Family in America (1958), and later appeared in Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973), playing the mother of Frank Serpico (portrayed by Al Pacino). In 1976, she appeared in a lead role in the low-budget horror film Alice, Sweet Alice. Clinton also worked in theater, appearing in a minor part in a 1954–1955 Broadway production of Quadrille, and as Miss Sullivan in The Wrong Way Lightbulb in 1969.[2]

In addition to film and theater, Clinton was a frequent actress in radio plays for CBS Radio Mystery Theater,[3] and also had a recurring role as Judge Sussman on the soap opera The Edge of Night from 1975 to 1976. In her later career, Clinton appeared in several films by Spike Lee: Crooklyn (1994), Summer of Sam (1999), and Bamboozled (2000), the latter of which was her last film credit.

Clinton died on December 18, 2010 in New York City.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1958 The Trapp Family in America [4]
1971 A New Leaf Mrs. Heinrich Uncredited
1973 Serpico Mrs. Serpico
1976 Alice, Sweet Alice Mrs. Tredoni
1983 Au nom de tous les miens English version, Voice, Uncredited
1986 Seize the Day Woman 2
1994 Crooklyn Mrs. Columbo
1999 Summer of Sam Italian Woman at Murder Site
2000 Bamboozled Louise (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1955 The Jack Benny Program Hotel Maid 1 episode
1957 The Big Story Rachel Tucker 1 episode
1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre Maria Gozzi 1 episode
1961–62 Car 54, Where Are You? Mrs. Colby / Mrs. Abrams / Sandra Abrams 3 episodes
1975–76 The Edge of Night Judge Sussman Recurring role
1989 Kate & Allie 1 episode


  1. ^ a b "Mildred Clinton Obituary". The New York Times. Legacy. December 20, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Mildred Clinton". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge AUDIO DRAMA ADAPTATIONS". SFF Audio. March 30, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Rowan, Terry. Motion Pictures From the Fabulous 1950's. Lulu Publishing. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-329-76077-6.

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