Better known for her volatile marriage to film producer Sam Spiegel than for her many walk-ons in World War II films, brunette Lynne Baggett played a waitress in Mildred Pierce (1945). She played many other waitresses, hostesses, nurses, and chorus girls but her screen time was invariably brief. Her marriage to Spiegel lasted from 1948 to 1955 but was fraught with newspaper headlines. In 1954, Baggett was sentenced to 50 days in the Los Angeles County Jail for a hit-and-run accident that cost the life of a nine-year-old child. Her own death was attributed to an overdose of barbiturates.