Midge DanielsPlayed by Rosemarie DeWitt
An art illustrator and painter, Midge Daniels meets Don Draper in the early 1960s. Smart, ambitious, and independent, Midge sets her own rules for their relationship, rejecting the traditional idea of marriage and domesticity. Such “live in the moment” vitality makes her the perfect bedroom companion for Don, who is sometimes overwhelmed by her anti-establishment friends.
One night, Don realizes that she and her beatnik friend Roy are in love and asks Midge to go to Paris. Midge declines the offer and falls out of touch with Don for a few years. When he meets her again, she is addicted to heroin and married to a failed playwright. Out of sympathy, Don buys a painting.
Midge Daniels Quotes
“You think I’d make a good ex-wife?”Season 1, Episode 1: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
“You know the rules: I don’t make plans and I don’t make breakfast.”Season 1, Episode 1: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
“It’s like drinking a hundred bottles of whiskey while someone licks your tits.”Season 4, Episode 12: “Blowing Smoke”