Maternal Instincts: Our Favorite Movie Mamas

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Diahann Carroll, Claudine

As a single Black mother raising six kids in Harlem, finding a man wasn't easy for Carroll's character Claudine Price. While her kids rule the roost when it comes to her heart--and they didn't make it easy for poor James Earl Jones--Claudine wasn't afraid to lay the smack down when one of them stepped out of line.


(Photo: Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

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