1) “Clair Huxtable” in The Cosby Show

Phylicia Rashad’s most memorable on-screen role as a mother was in the long running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Her character Clair Huxtable will always be remembered as the working mother that was strong, opinionated,
unapologetic and compassionate.

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.