Special Sub-Topic: Television Moms
|This actress played these moms: Sophie Berger on 'Brooklyn Bridge' and Marion Cunningham on 'Happy Days'.|
Marion Ross. She guest stars as Drew Carey's mother Beulah on his show, and also played the girls' doctor, Dr. Porter, on an episode of 'The Brady Bunch'.
|This actress, who was the first officer in the 'Star Trek' pilot 'The Cage', Nurse Christine Chapel on the finalized version of 'Star Trek', and countless computer voices on all the incarnations of 'Star Trek', was more often seen as Counselor Deanna Troi's boisterous, meddling mother Lwaxana Troi in several episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and 'Star Trek: Deep Space 9'.|
Majel Barrett & Majel Barrett Roddenberry. Natively, Lwaxana is a daughter of Betazed's Fifth House, holder of the sacred Chalice of Rixx (a clay pot with mold in it, according to Deanna) and heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed. Ms. Barrett is the widow of 'Star Trek' creator Gene Roddenberry.
|Tricky: This actress played the birth mother of Tom Bradford's brood on 'Eight is Enough'.|
Diana Hyland. Trick question! Diana Hyland was the original mother, but she only filmed 4 episodes before her death. The rest of the first season, she was said to 'be away'. For the second season, Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten) was a widower whose wife had died about a year before. Betty Buckley, playing Sandra Sue 'Abby' Abbott, became his girlfriend then wife.
|This legendary actress was on 4 sitcoms playing a mother (not the same character) whose children were Chris, Craig, Jerry, Kim, Margo, and Ricky.|
Lucille Ball & Lucy Ball. Ricky was her son on 'I Love Lucy'. Chris and Jerry were her daughter and son on 'The Lucille Ball Show'. Craig and Kim were her son and daughter (played by her real children Desi and Lucie Arnaz) on 'Here's Lucy'. Margo was her daughter on 'Life with Lucy'.
|This actress played Spock's mother Amanda on 'Star Trek' and Margaret Anderson on 'Father Knows Best'|
|This actess was the first to play Quark and Rom's mother Ishka (Moogie) on 'Star Trek: Deep Space 9'.|
Andrea Martin. Also of 'Second City TV'. Actress Cecily Adams took over the role for the other 3 appearances of Ishka on DS9.
|She played Olivia Walton on 'The Waltons'.|
|She played Maggie Seaver on 'Growing Pains'.|
|She played Elyse Keaton on 'Family Ties'.|
Meredith Baxter. Stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter share the same birthday: June 21, 1947. Gross was born in Chicago and Baxter in L.A.
|She played Jonathan Winters' mother on 'Mork and Mindy'.|
Pam Dawber & Pamela Dawber. Winters played Mearth, Mork and Mindy's son, who because of his Orkan ancestry, ages backward.
|This actress played Rachel Greene's mother, Sandra, on 'Friends'.|
Marlo Thomas. More well known as 'That Girl', Ann Marie.
|This actress played Rachel Greene's mother, Jennifer, on 'ER'.|
Christine Harnos. Dr. Mark Greene's ex-wife. (Two characters named Rachel Greene currently on NBC shows. Weird.)
|She plays Carol, mother to Ross Geller's son Ben on 'Friends'.|
Jane Sibbett. I remember her best as Herman's co-worker Heddy on 'Herman's Head'. (FYI, Jessica Hecht plays Carol's lesbian 'wife' Susan, Ming-Na Wen starred with Hecht on 'The Single Guy'. Jane Wyatt played Spock's mom Amanda.)
|This actress played Morticia Addams on 'The Addams Family' (1964 series).|
Carolyn Jones. She also played the villianess Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, on 'Batman'. She was also Aaron Spelling's first wife (1953-65).
|'Happy Days': Mrs. Cunningham originally had three children. By the end of the show, she only had two. Who was the child written out of the show?|
Chuck & Charles. After 2 actors played him, his character was phased out of the show. At first casual reference was made to him being off at college. But no further reference was made to him. In a last season, Mrs. C makes mention of how proud she is of her two children, not three.
|What mother on an 1999- HBO drama series ordered the death of her own son (forget giving her a Mother's Day card)?|
Livia Soprano. On 'The Sopranos', played by the late great Nancy Marchand. She also played the Larrabee family matriarch Maude in the movie 'Sabrina' (with Harrison Ford) and Margaret Pynchon on 'Lou Grant'.
|What 'Dateline NBC' correspondent is the mother of twins?|
Jane Pauley. They are named Ross and Rachel, but Ms. Pauley does not play a mother on 'Friends'. 8-)
|Who was Quinn's mother on 'Sliders'?|
Amanda Mallory. Played by Linda Henning.
|What 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' regular character was a mother at the beginning of the series?|
Dr. Beverly Crusher. Wesley Crusher's mom. Yar and Troi eventually became mothers (episodes 'Redemption', 'The Child').
|What TV mom had the following children of three men: Anthony, Gino, Anne Marie, Serafina, Lucia, Ludlow, Jesse, and Elvis?|
Carla & Karla. Carla Of Cheers, played by Rhea Perlman. The first four were her first husband's children born when they were married, Lucia was also his, but conceived after their divorce. Ludlow is the 'love child' of Dr. Benjamin Ludlow, Frasier Crane's mentor. Jesse and Elvis are twins born to her and her second husband, Eddie LeBec.
|What single mom made her living at a greasy-spoon diner called 'Mel's'?|
Alice Hyatt. In the series 'Alice'. FYI: Flo Evans was originally a maid, Maude Findlay was a housewife, and Julia Baker was a nurse.
|What TV mom had daughters Mary, Laura, Carrie, and Grace?|
Caroline Ingalls. Played by Karen Grassle.
|Who was Richie's mother on 'Family Matters'?|
Rachel. Played by Telma Hopkins, one half of 'Dawn' of the recording act 'Tony Orlando and Dawn'.
|'Star Trek: Voyager': What is Naomi Wildman's mother's name?|
Samantha. Played by Nancy Hower.
|On "Providence," what actress played Heather Tupperman's (Dr. Jim Hansen's office assistant) mother Donna?|
Victoria Principal. Most noted for being JR Ewing's sister-in-law Pamela on 'Dallas'.
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