Characters

Sally DraperPlayed by Kiernan Shipka

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Sally’s childhood has been punctuated by loss and betrayal: she not only loses her beloved grandfather, but her grief is dismissed, and she is left to grapple with the tragedy on her own. Don and Betty’s divorce forces Sally to grow up fast, taking care of her brothers and sometimes even her parents. While Betty, fueled by her own insecurities, lashes out at Sally, no betrayal is as deepas Sally’s discovery of Don’s affair with a neighbor. Wanting to escape from her parents and find her own identity, she transfers to the prestigious Miss Porter’s boarding school. Although at first she acts out and is briefly suspended, she soon finds a home among her new friends, and overcomes her teenage cynicism to be swept up in the romance of the moon landing.