Memorable moms in movies and TV

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From Clair Huxtable to Roseanne Conner, here are some of the notable television and movie moms we love.

Jean Stapleton on 'All in the Family'

Archie Bunker's better half, Edith, was portrayed by
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Archie Bunker's better half, Edith, was portrayed by Jean Stapleton. Known to be sweet and naive, she brought stability to the groundbreaking sitcom, "All in the Family."

Doris Roberts on 'Everybody Loves Raymond'

Doris Roberts was best known for playing Marie
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Doris Roberts was best known for playing Marie Barone, the hilariously overbearing mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Lucille Ball on 'I Love Lucy'

The wacky, eccentric Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) on
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The wacky, eccentric Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) on "I Love Lucy" was constantly driving her husband crazy. But she was always a devoted wife and, later, mother to Little Ricky.

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Carolyn Jones on 'Addams Family'

Carolyn Jones, seated, played Morticia, the aloof matriarch
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Carolyn Jones, seated, played Morticia, the aloof matriarch of "The Addams Family," and mother of the gloomy Wednesday and Pugsley Addams.

Elizabeth Montgomery on 'Bewitched'

Elizabeth Montgomery, left, played Samantha Stephens in
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Elizabeth Montgomery, left, played Samantha Stephens in "Bewitched" and was mom to Tabitha.

Shirley Jones on 'The Partridge Family'

Shirley Jones was Shirley Partridge of
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Shirley Jones was Shirley Partridge of "The Partridge Family." She played a widowed mother of five in the TV comedy musical.

Florence Henderson on 'The Brady Bunch'

Florence Henderson of
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Florence Henderson of "The Brady Bunch" is forever Carol Brady, TV's most beloved and iconic mom.

Katey Sagal on 'Married... With Children'

Bonbon-eating mom Peggy Bundy (Katey Sagal) from
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Bonbon-eating mom Peggy Bundy (Katey Sagal) from "Married... With Children" was anything but doting. But, the red-headed wife of Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) sure was memorable. On the show she often neglected her kids, Kelly and Bud, and was always asking her hard-working shoe salesmen husband for money.

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Lauren Graham on 'The Gilmore Girls'

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"Gilmore Girls" mom Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) is a young, fiercely devoted single parent who had her own growing up to do. But she always put daughter Rory's needs first as, in tandem, mom and teenager stumbled uncertainly toward making the best life -- and brightest future -- possible.

Sofia Vergara on 'Modern Family'

If young Manny is a mama's boy, then
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If young Manny is a mama's boy, then he's keeping ideal company. Gorgeous, exuberant, devoted Gloria Pritchett (Sofia Vergara) kept their dreams alive when the pair were on their own, on "Modern Family."

Natasha Richardson in 'The Parent Trap'

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In "The Parent Trap," Hallie Parker (Lindsay Lohan) returns from summer camp a "new girl," pretending to be her twin Annie, in a plot to meet her mom, Elizabeth James, played by the late Natasha Richardson.

Holly Hunter in 'The Incredibles'

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"The Incredibles" mom, Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter), aka Elastigirl, can stretch any part of her body up to 100 feet and can be 1 mm thin. She can also reshape her body in a variety of ways. She is a dedicated spouse and mother.

Sandra Bullock in 'The Blind Side'

Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her family
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Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her family welcome a young man into their home when they realize he is homeless, in "The Blind Side."

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Tichina Arnold on 'Everybody Hates Chris'

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On "Everybody Hates Chris," Chris, Drew and Tania have their hands full with their mom, Rochelle Rock (Tichina Arnold).

Roseanne Barr on 'Roseanne'

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On "Roseanne," the low-class, potty-mouthed Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) loved her family, including children Becky, Darlene and D.J..

Esther Rolle on 'Good Times'

Raising a family in the projects in Chicago
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Raising a family in the projects in Chicago wasn't easy, but somehow Florida Evans (Esther Rolle) always made it work in "Good Times."

Phylicia Rashad on 'The Cosby Show'

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On "The Cosby Show," Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable and mom to Sandra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy, kept the household in check, including her husband, Cliff.

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