My All Time Favorite Tv Moms

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Katey Sagal
An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married with Children. During its lengthy run, she received three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations...
“ 1.Name: Peg Bundy
TV Show: Married with Children

2. Name: Cate Hennessy
TV Show: 8 Simple Rules

3. Name: Gemma Teller
TV Show: Sons of Anarchy ” - gleekout29
 
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Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. She has another brother...
“ Name: Claire Huxtable
TV Show: The Cosby Show ” - gleekout29
 
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Patricia Richardson
Patricia is best known for her work on ABC TV's Home Improvement as Jill Taylor. For that show she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, and four Emmy Awards. Her first television series was for Norman Lear, Double Trouble, starring Liz and Jean Sagal. She also starred in two other comedies from one of the creators of the Mary Tyler Moore show...
“ Name: Jill Taylor
TV Show: Home Improvement ” - gleekout29
 
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Sally Field
Actress, Forrest Gump
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field. Sally attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California...
“ Name: Nora Walker
TV Show: Brothers & Sisters ” - gleekout29
 
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Scottie MacGregor
Best known for her performance as the nasty, gossiping, greedy and arrogant Mrs. Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie. Katherine (Scottie) MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1970 Ms...
“ Name: Harriet Oleson
TV Show: Little House on the Prairie ” - gleekout29
 
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Connie Ray
Actress, About Schmidt
Connie Ray studied dance at East Carolina University. She earned an MFA in acting from Ohio University. Known for her screen and stage work, she is also a writer. She presently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York. Her film and television highlights include The Torkelsons, Hope Floats...
“ Name: Millicent Torkleson
TV Show: The Torklesons ” - gleekout29
 
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Deidre Hall
Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives. Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a fan following...
“ Name: Jessie Witherspoon
TV Show: Our House ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Caroline Ingalls
TV Show: Little House on the Prairie ” - gleekout29
 
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Sharon Gless
Actress, Burn Notice
Show business is in Sharon Gless' blood. Her grandfather, Neil S. McCarthy (May 6, 1888 - July 25, 1972), was considered by many to have been the most respected and powerful entertainment lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. His clients included Howard Hughes, Paramount Pictures, Louis B. Mayer (personally)...
“ Name: Debbie Novotny
TV Show: Queer as Folk ” - gleekout29
 
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Lori Loughlin
Actress, Full House
Lori Loughlin is an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. Lori began her career at the age of 12 as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in national print advertisements...
“ Name: Becky Katsopolis
TV Show: Full House ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Cindy Walsh
TV Show: Beverly Hills 90210 ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Laura Ingalls Wilder
TV Show: Little House on the Prairie ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Lynette Scavo
TV Show: Desperate Housewives ” - gleekout29
 
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Alley Mills
Alley Mills was born on May 9, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Yale in 1973, she studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. While still in college, Alley Mills scored a small role in the film Diary of a Mad Housewife. She got her first lead role in 1979 in a short-lived television series about young lawyers entitled The Associates...
“ Name: Norma Arnold
TV Show: Wonder Years ” - gleekout29
 
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Patricia Wettig
Three-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Wettig made a noticeable dramatic impact on late 1980s TV as wife and mom Nancy Weston on the award-winning series Thirtysomething. Although her husband, actor Ken Olin, also co-starred on the series, they had different spouses on the show. Known for her searching blue eyes...
“ Name: Holly Harper
TV Show: Brothers & Sisters ” - gleekout29
 
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Roseanne Barr
Producer, Roseanne
Roseanne Barr's story is one of the most controversial of any actresses. She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old. After a car accident, she was admitted to a mental institution, claiming she was having nightmares and memory loss. She left the institute less than a year later. Soon after...
“ Name: Roseanne Conner
TV Show: Roseanne ” - gleekout29
 
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Marion Ross
Actress, Happy Days
The lovely, continuously upbeat and iconic All-American mom from the classic Happy Days TV sitcom had fervent desires of becoming an actress while growing up in her obscure Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an "a") in 1928, she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a teenage au pair in order to earn money for drama lessons at the MacPhail Center in Minneapolis...
“ Name: Marion Cunningham
TV Show: Happy Days ” - gleekout29
 
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Betsy Randle
Betsy Randle was born in Chicago, Illnois, she grew up in the suburb of Glenview. She graduated from New Trier High School and the University of Kansas. Betsy is the mother of two children, Jessica and Aaron.
“ Name: Amy Matthews
TV Show: Boy Meets World ” - gleekout29
 
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Vicki Lawrence
Famed actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Vicki Lawrence has appeared in television shows, on Broadway and in nightclubs. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway. Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrad in Inglewood, California, to Ann Alene (Loyd) and Howard Axelrad...
“ Name: Thelma Harper
TV Show: Mamas Family ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Elyse Keaton
TV Show: Family Ties ” - gleekout29
 
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Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School of Music and Art with a distinction in Opera...
“ Name: Lisa Landry
TV Show: Sister, Sister ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Cheryl
TV Show: According to Jim ” - gleekout29
 
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Mary-Margaret Humes
Born in Florida in 1954, a former Miss Florida & 3rd runner-up to Miss USA 1975, she was encouraged by Burt Reynolds to move to Hollywood. She was discovered by advertising her photo, name and phone number on a billboard visible from the 20th Century Fox studios lot. The billboard was seen by Mel Brooks...
“ Name: Gail Leary
TV Show: Dawson's Creek ” - gleekout29
 
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Debra Jo Rupp
Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New York to begin her acting career...
“ Name: Kitty Forman
TV Show: That '70s Show ” - gleekout29
 
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Florence Henderson
She is considered by protocol executive Jerold Franks, CSA to be "...one of the most generous stars I have ever worked with." Los Angeles, New York and all parts of the country, Florence has helped raise millions of dollars for various charitable organizations. Jerold Franks, friend and confidante to Mary Martin as well as producer of Ms...
“ Name: Carol Brady
TV Show: The Brady Bunch ” - gleekout29
 
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Constance Marie
Actress, George Lopez
Constance Marie was a very busy actress in 2002, juggling two primetime series: a short-lived one-hour drama American Family, which aired on PBS and a half-hour sitcom, George Lopez on ABC. On the critically praised American Family, Marie starred alongside Edward James Olmos, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales and Raquel Welch,as Nina...
“ 1. Name: Angie Lopez
TV Show: George Lopez

2. Name: Regina Vasquez
TV Show: Switched at Birth ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Maggie Seaver
TV Show: Growing Pains ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Amy Hobbs
TV Show: See Dad Run ” - gleekout29
 
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Jo Marie Payton
JoMarie Payton was born in in Albany, Georgia on August 3, 1950. Her father, Driscoll Payton, was a construction worker and mother, Frankie Bell Payton, was a maid. They moved to the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka, Florida in 1950. JoMarie was the second of nine children. JoMarie's first performance on stage was at the tender age of six years old...
“ Name: Harriet Winslow
TV Show: Family Matters ” - gleekout29
 
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Jami Gertz
Actress, Twister
“ Name: Judy Miller
TV Show: Still Standing ” - gleekout29
 
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Patricia Heaton
While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown Vindicator"...
“ 1. Name: Debra Barone
TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond

2. Name: Frankie Heck
TV Show: The Middle ” - gleekout29
 
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Judith Light
Judith Light was born February 9, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey to Pearl Sue and Sidney Light. Judith later graduated from St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, and later enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University, where she earned a degree in drama. With several television appearances, perhaps Judith is best remembered as Angela Bower in the 1980's sitcom Who's the Boss?.
“ Name: Angela Bower
TV Show: Who's the Boss? ” - gleekout29
 
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Catherine Hicks
Actress, 7th Heaven
Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Catherine Mary Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. Hicks attended Saint Mary's College-Notre Dame University and studied English literature. Moving east from South Bend, Indiana, she began her acting career at Cornell University...
“ Name: Annie Camden
TV Show: 7th Heaven ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Michelle Hathaway
TV Show: Haunted Hathaways ” - gleekout29
 
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June Lockhart
Actress, Lassie
Born in New York City on June 25, 1925, the daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, June Lockhart made her professional debut at age eight in a Metropolitan Opera production of "Peter Ibbetson", playing Mimsey in the dream sequence. In the mid-1930s, the Lockharts relocated to California...
“ Name: Ruth Martin
TV Show: Lassie ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Amy Duncan
TV Show: Good Luck Charlie ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Vivian Banks
TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air ” - gleekout29
 
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Lauren Graham
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist. Her father was from New York and her mother was from the American South, and Lauren has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. She grew up in Northern Virginia, USA (Fairfax, Arlington, and Great Falls...
“ Name: Lorelai Gilmore
TV Show: Gilmore Girls ” - gleekout29
 
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Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her childhood was troubled...
“ Name: Laura Petrey
TV Show: The Dick Van Dyke Show ” - gleekout29
 
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Michael Learned
Actress, The Waltons
Four-time Best Actress Emmy Award winner Michael Learned was born on April 9, 1939 in Washington, D.C. The oldest of six daughters of a U.S. State Department employee, she was raised on her family's farm in Connecticut. The family moved to Austria when she was age 11, and it was while attending boarding school in England that she fell in love with the theater and decided to become an actress...
“ Name: Olivia Walton
TV Show: The Waltons ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Emily Gilmore
TV Show: Gilmore Girls ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Lena Adams
TV Show: The Fosters ” - gleekout29
 
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Pat Crowley
A very pleasing and thoroughly enjoyable vision on 1950s film and 1960s TV, Patricia Crowley effortlessly lit up her surroundings with a warm, inviting personality and fresh-faced attractiveness that she still carries today. At her peak she courted top TV stardom in the mid-'60s as the beleaguered wife...
“ Name: Joan Nash
TV Show: Please Don't Eat the Daisies ” - gleekout29
 
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Reba McEntire
Actress, Tremors
Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955 in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since the age of 5. In junior high, she performed with her siblings as the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, McEntire followed in the footsteps of her rodeo champion father in competitive barrel racing...
“ Name: Reba Hart
TV Show: Reba ” - gleekout29
 
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Teri Polo
Teri Polo was born in Dover, Delaware, to Jane (Gentry) and Vincent Polo, a stereo systems designer. Her ancestry includes Italian (from her paternal grandfather), German, and English. She has two brothers, Mike and Steve. Polo studied ballet for twelve years and was a dancer for the Delaware Regional Ballet at age 15...
“ Name: Stef Foster
TV Show: The Fosters ” - gleekout29
 
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Lea Thompson
Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
“ Name: Kathryn Kennish
TV Show: Switched at Birth ” - gleekout29
 
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Renée Taylor
Actress, The Producers
Renée Taylor was born in the Bronx, New York to Frieda (née Silverstein) and Charles Wexler. She worked as a comedian in the early 1960s at the New York City nightclub Bon Soir. Her opening act was a then unknown Barbra Streisand. She earned notice for her portrayal of Eva Braun in Mel Brooks's The Producers...
“ Name: Sylvia Fine
TV Show: The Nanny ” - gleekout29
 
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Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray in Manhattan, New York City, to Marie A. (Stapleton), an opera singer, and Joseph Edward Murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Her paternal grandparents were Irish. She was a cousin of actress Betty Jane Watson. Other relatives in show business were her uncle...
“ Name: Edith Bunker
TV Show: All in the Family ” - gleekout29
 
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Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
“ Name: Samantha Stephens
TV Show: Bewitched ” - gleekout29
 
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Barbara Billingsley
Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the 1950s...
“ Name: June Cleaver
TV Show: Leave it to Beaver ” - gleekout29
 
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Isabel Sanford
Isabel Sanford was a Broadway actress for over thirty years before moving to Hollywood. She made numerous guest appearances on TV, including a stint as a supporting cast member on The Carol Burnett Show. Until her passing, Isabel continued to act frequently, most recently in a series of commercials for Old Navy stores with The Jeffersons co-star...
“ Name: Louise Jefferson
TV Show: The Jeffersons ” - gleekout29
 
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Agnes Moorehead
Actress, Bewitched
Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera as a dancer and singer for four years...
“ Name: Endora
TV Show: Bewitched ” - gleekout29
 
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Lucille Ball
Actress, I Love Lucy
The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents...
“ Name: Lucy Ricardo
TV Show: I Love Lucy ” - gleekout29
 
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Frances Reid
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised in Berkeley, California, she attended/graduated at The Pasadena Community Playhouse where her major was acting, and she pursued her career immediately. The Emmy Award nominee who has played Alice Horton for the entire 37 years that Days of Our Lives has been on the air...
“ Name: Alice Horton
TV Show: Days of Our Lives ” - gleekout29
 
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Jane Wyatt
Born in Campgaw, New Jersey, Jane Waddington Wyatt came from a New York family of social distinction (her father was a Wall Street investment banker and her mother was a drama critic). Jane was raised from the age of three months in New York City and attended the fashionable Chapin School and later Barnard College...
“ Name: Margaret Anderson
TV Show: Father Knows Best ” - gleekout29
 
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Donna Reed
Donna Reed was born in the midwestern town of Denison, Iowa, on January 27, 1921, as Donna Belle Mullenger. A small town - a population of less than 3,000 people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young girls in western Iowa...
“ Name: Donna Stone
TV Show: The Donna Reed Show ” - gleekout29
 
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Barbara Bel Geddes
Actress, Dallas
Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas, Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. Born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, the daughter of noted theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes...
“ Name: Ellie Ewing
TV Show: Dallas ” - gleekout29
 
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Candace Cameron Bure
Actress, Full House
Candace Cameron was the youngest of four children, born in southern California to Robert and Barbara Cameron. Following in the footsteps of her older brother Kirk Cameron, (who played Mike Seaver for 7 seasons on the hit show Growing Pains), Candace decided to pursue acting herself. She appeared in several commercials...
“ Name: DJ Tanner Fuller
TV Show: Fuller House ” - gleekout29
 
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“ Name: Kimmy Gibler
TV Show: Fuller House ” - gleekout29
 
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Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A versatile player with an inescapably "mom-like" presence...
“ Name: Marie Barone
TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond ” - gleekout29
 
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Estelle Getty
She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like one-liners...
“ Name: Sophia Petrillo
TV Show: The Golden Girls ” - gleekout29
 
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Martha Plimpton
Actress, Raising Hope
She has show biz in her blood. Martha Plimpton was born November 16, 1970, in New York City to two actors: Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton. Martha began her career at age 8, when her mom had a friend of hers, composer Elizabeth Swados, enroll her in an actors' workshop. At age 10, she got a small part in Rollover, and also made a series of Calvin Klein commercials...
“ Name: Eileen O'Neil
TV Show: The Real O'Neils ” - gleekout29
 
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Frances Conroy
Veteran stage actress Frances Conroy was introduced and encouraged by her parents to explore the elements of theater. Born in Georgia in 1953, she attended high school in Long Island and experienced classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a teenager. The pale, blue-eyed redhead also studied at Juilliard where she was taught by theater greats John Houseman and Marian Seldes...
“ Name: Ruth Fisher
TV Show: Six Feet Under ” - gleekout29