Katherine Hepburn's father was a surgeon and her mother was a dedicated suffragette and early crusader for birth control.
Kim Basinger's mother had been a champion swimmer who performed water ballets in several Esther Williams movies in the 1940s.
Laura Dern earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her illuminating performance as the title character in Rambling Rose, an underrated picture in 1991 that also won a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her mother, Diane Ladd. This was the first time a mother-daughter team had been so honored; they became the first mother and daughter ever nominated for Academy Awards for the same movie.
Elvis Presley, was a mama's boy. He slept in the same bed with his mother, Gladys, until he reached puberty. Up until Elvis entered high school, she walked him back and forth to school every day and made him take along his own silverware so that he wouldn't catch germs from the other kids. Gladys forbade young Elvis from going swimming or doing anything that might put him in danger. The two of them also conversed in a strange baby talk that only they could understand.
Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on the popular television show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, were actually knitted by his real mother.
Eric Clapton was born to an unwed mother and to shield him from the shame, Eric grew up believing that his grandparents were his parents and his mother was his sister.
Actress Jane Seymour's mother, Mieke Frankenberg, was born in Holland and lived in Indonesia during World War II, where she spent more than three years in a Japanese concentration camp.
Jack Nicholson, born on April 22, 1937, had been the illegitimate child of 17-year-old June Nicholson. Nicholson had spent his life up to age 37 assuming that his biological mother, June, was his sister, and that his maternal grandmother, Ethel May, was his mother. Even on their deathbeds, neither June nor Ethel May had offered up the truth.
And here's a Mother's Day Quiz for you all. First person to get all answers correct wins .......... ta da ...........
a sense of honour in doing well.
Okay, here are the questions, but be careful because there might be a "tricky" one in the bunch.
1. Who was the mother of Cain and Abel?
2. Who is the mother of Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah?
3. Another name for terra firma?
4. Her nursery rhymes are part of childhood.
5. She was married to Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation.
6. Liza Minnelli’s mother starred in "The Wizard of Oz."
7. Who is the mother of Lourdes and Rocco?
8. She was famous for her good deeds in Calcutta.
9. She was not a nice mother in the movie "Mommie Dearest."
10. Who is Pebbles’ mother?
11. Who is Bart, Lisa and Maggie’s mother?
12. Who is considered the founder of Mother’s Day in America?
13. Who was John the Baptist’s mother?
14. Solomon was the wisest mortal who ever lived. What was his mother’s name?
15. Who is the best mother of all time?
I'll post the answers on Sunday, but in the meantime,
Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mothers!