Slideshow: theGrio’s top 10 favorite fictional moms

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The beautiful and talented Phylicia Rashād, best known to audiences around the world as the ideal TV mom Clair Huxtable on the classic sitcom The Cosby Show, turns 64 today. To celebrate her special day and considerable legacy. theGrio is paying homage to our favorite fictional mothers.

Looking back on memorable films and television shows, there are several characters that stand out as unforgettable mothers. Here are our picks for the top 10 moms we wish we had.