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Famous Moms: A Photo Tribute

Published: 5/12/2013

Is there anyone we love quite like we love our moms? We don't think so – and whether Mom is a CEO or a science teacher, a homemaker or a baker or even an international celebrity, she is so missed when she's gone. This Mother's Day, we're remembering a few much-loved famous moms. We're sure the children they left behind are thinking about them today.

First lady Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. share a moment in the White House nursery. Mrs. Kennedy died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on May 19, 1994; son John Jr. died in a plane crash on Jul. 16, 1999. (Wikimedia Commons / Cecil Stoughton) Anna Nicole Smith and her daughter, Dannielynn in 2006. Smith died the following year, on Feb. 8, 2007. (AP Photo / Los Angeles County Superior Court) Actress Natalie Wood, 33, with her year-old daughter, Natasha, who gives a big yawn at Heathrow Airport in London, Sept. 19, 1971. Natalie Wood died in a boating accident on Nov. 29, 1981. Her daughter, Natasha Gregson-Wagner, carries on her legacy as an actress. (AP PHOTO)
Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor with husband Mike Todd and newborn Liza in 1957. Taylor died on Mar. 23, 2011. (Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress) Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. hugs their son Jack on stage after he was too embarrassed to talk in Ames, Iowa Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. Edwards died of metastatic breast cancer on Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)
Princess Diana of Wales smiles as she sits with her sons, Princes Harry, front, and William, on the steps of the Royal Palace on the island of Majorca, Spain, Aug. 9, 1987. Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash Aug. 31, 1997. (AP Photo / John Redman) American movie star Ingrid Bergman holds her son in this 1952 filer. Bergman died of breast cancer on Aug. 29, 1982. (AP Photo) Actors Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan, described as among Hollywood's happily-married couples, are holding their 9-month-old daughter Maureen Elizabeth, on September 13, 1941, at their Hollywood, Calif., home. Less than seven years later, the couple divorced. Jane Wyman died in her sleep at age 90 on Sept. 10, 2007. She outlived both her ex-husband (who died on June 5, 2004) and daughter Maureen (who died of melanoma on Aug. 8, 2001). (AP Photo)
Benazir Bhutto holds her baby daughter, Bakhtwar in Karachi, seen in this May. 6, 1991, file photo. Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, 54, was assassinated Dec. 27, 2007, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in a suicide attack. (AP Photo) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, sit with three of their four children in their Atlanta, Ga., home, on Mar. 17, 1963. From left are: Martin Luther King III, 5, Dexter Scott, 2, and Yolanda Denise, 7. After her husband's assassination on Apr. 4, 1968, Coretta Scott King raised their children alone and carried on the fight for civil rights. She died of ovarian cancer on Jan. 30, 2006. Daughter Yolanda died on May 15, 2007. (AP Photo)
Stanley Ann Dunham holds son Barack Obama. Dunham died of uterine cancer on Nov. 7, 1995. (Photo via Facebook) This Aug. 1945 photo shows Army Sgt. Stanley Armour Dunham, his wife Madelyn Payne Dunham, and 2-year-old daughter Stanley Ann, future mother of Barack Obama. Obama lived with his grandparents in Hawaii during high school and cites his grandmother ‘Toot’ as a major influence. Madelyn Dunham died on Nov. 2, 2008, just two days before her grandson was elected President of the United States. (AP Photo / Dunham Family Archives)
Eleanor Roosevelt, her daughter Anna, and grandson John Boettiger, Jr. The former first lady died on Nov. 7, 1962, leaving behind a legacy of human rights achievements. (Wikimedia Commons / National Archives and Records Administration) Actress Donna Reed and her family in 1959. In back are Tony Owen (Reed's husband at that time) and daughter Penny Jane. Seated with Reed from left are son, Tony, Jr., daughter Mary and son, Tim. Reed died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 14, 1986. (Wikimedia Commons / ABC Television) Actress Sandra Dee poses with her son Dodd Darin in Las Vegas,  Jan. 1966. Dee died of complications from kidney disease on Feb. 20, 2005. (AP Photo)
Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at the Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Houston died one year later on Feb. 11, 2012. (AP Photo / Dan Steinberg) Judy Garland waves with her children, Liza, 15, top right, Lorna, 9, center, and Joe, 6, on Jan. 2, 1962, as they were about to board a TWA SuperJet at New York International Airport. Garland died on Jun. 22, 1969. (AP Photo / Paul Correri)
Natasha Richardson and her sons arrive at the Broadway opening of Billy Elliot The Musical, in New York, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. Richardson died just months later on Mar. 18, 2009, from injuries sustained in a skiing accident. (AP Photo / Stuart Ramson) Lady Bird Johnson, center, her daughters Luci Baines, left, and Lynda Bird, right, model their inaugural gowns in New York City in this Jan. 12, 1961 file photo. Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, former President Lyndon B. Johnson, died Jul. 11, 2007. She was 94. (AP Photo) Opera singer Beverly Sills, right, is seen with her daughter Muffy, and her mother Shirley Silverman, left, in this Dec. 19, 1988 photo at New York's Plaza Hotel. Sills died of lung cancer on Jul. 2, 2007. (AP Photo / Mario Suriani)
This June 9, 1987 file photo shows actress-model Brooke Shields with her mom Teri after graduation ceremonies at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Teri Shields, who launched daughter Brooke’s on-camera career when she was a baby and managed the young star into her 20s, died in New York City on Nov. 6, 2012 following a long illness related to dementia. She was 79. (AP Photo) Princess Grace and daughter Princess Caroline at a New Jersey beach July 30, 1978. The former movie star died in a car crash on Sept. 14, 1982. (AP Photo)
Actress Maureen O'Sullivan, right, and her daughter Mia Farrow appear on ABC-TV's ’Good Morning America’ with Farrow's children, Fletcher, 6, left, and Summer Song, 5, in this May 5, 1980 photo. O'Sullivan, the Irish-born beauty who starred as Jane in a string of Tarzan films, died June 22, 1998, at age 87.  (AP Photo) Kanye West and his mother Donda hold his three awards backstage at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in this Feb. 8, 2006, file photo in Los Angeles. West won for best rap album, solo and song. Donda West died Nov. 10, 2007. (AP Photo / Reed Saxon) Betty Ford with her daughter, the former Susan Ford and her new husband, Charles Vance, as they leave St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, in Palm Desert,Calif. Feb.10, 1979, after their wedding. The former first lady died on Jul. 8, 2011. (AP Photo / wally fong)
Actress Janet Leigh with her daughters Kelly Curtis (left) and Jamie Lee Curtis (right) at the National Film Society convention in May 1979. The star of ‘Psycho’ and other classics died on Oct. 3, 2004. (Wikimedia Commons / Alan Light) Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson and mother Darnell Donerson attend the 'Dreamgirls' New York Premiere on December 4, 2006 in New York City. Donerson was killed, along with her son Jason Hudson and grandson Julian King, on Oct. 24, 2008. (Photo: Getty Images / FilmMagic / Bruce Glikas)
Maria Shriver, left, and her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 2007. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of John, Robert and Ted, and the founder of the Special Olympics, died on Aug. 11, 2009. (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli) Actress Audrey Hepburn, right, extends a fond greeting to her mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra, after she arrived at Hoboken, N.J., Dec. 17 1953, on the liner Niew Amsterdam. Van Heemstra died in 1984, and Hepburn died of cancer on Jan. 20, 1993. (AP Photo / File) June Carter Cash with her step-daughter Roseanne Cash in Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1996. June Carter Cash was a member of country music dynasty The Carter Family, singing with her sisters and mother Maybelle Carter, and bringing husband Johnny Cash into the family when they married. She died on May 15, 2003. (AP Photo / Tyler Mallory)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left and the Queen Mother on the occasion of the Queen Mother's 96th birthday Aug. 4, 1996 outside Sandringham church, Norfolk eastern England. Queen Mother Elizabeth died at age 101 on Mar. 30, 2002. (AP Photo / JOHN STILLWELL) Members of the Von Trapp family gather in January 1984 in Stowe, Vt., to celebrate the 76th birthday of Maria Von Trapp, seated center. Her family members are standing from left: Werner; Eleonore; Johannes; Rupert; Maria; and seated right, Rosemarie. The singing matriarch died of heart failure on Mar. 28, 1987. (AP Photo / Toby Talbot)
Pauline Phillips, right, the nationally-syndicated advice columnist best known as ’Dear Abby,’ and her daughter Jeanne Phillips, pose after the dedication of a Dear Abby star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Feb. 14, 2001. Pauline Phillips died on Jan. 16, 2013, just a little more than a decade after her advice-columnist twin sister Esther – better known as Ann Landers – who died on Jun. 22, 2002. Jeanne carries on the legacy of good advice as the current writer of Dear Abby. (AP Photo / Reed Saxon) In this Sept. 1, 2008 photo, then-Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., talks with his mother, Jean, during a visit to his childhood home in Scranton, Pa. Biden's 92-year-old mother died on Jan. 8, 2010. (AP Photo / Rich Schultz)

Written by Linnea Crowther

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