10 Places Famous Moms Have Lived

Real or fictional, these moms are part of American life

By ; published Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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Mother's Day is just around the corner, and as you celebrate your own mothers, your grandmothers and your fellow mothers, take a moment to see where these 10 famous moms have called home.

Jackie Kennedy in Newport, RI

President and First Lady watch the America's Cup near Newport, RI
Photo Credit: Robert Knudsen

Mother and fashion icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, or simply Jackie O, spent much of her childhood at her mother's home in Newport, Rhode Island, and it was here that she married John F. Kennedy in 1953. During her reign as First Lady, Jackie, John and their children spend enough time at the Hammersmith Farm (her childhood home) to earn it the nickname "Summer White House."

Marian Cunningham in Milwaukee, WI

Bronze Fonz in Milwaukee
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You might remember Marian better as Mrs. C, the mother of Richie and Joanie in the hit TV series Happy Days. If you're a fan of the show, you'll know that Marian was the only character who was allowed to call Fonzie by his real name. In honor of the show, which was set in Milwaukee, the city put up a bronze statue of the Fonz along the Milwaukee River. Marian Ross, the actress who portrayed Mrs. C, has two adult children of her own.

Sharon Osbourne in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills
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Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne and mother of three, had her parenting skills broadcast for the world to see on MTV's reality show The Osbournes. Much of the series took place at Sharon's Beverly Hills home, where the couple at one point owned 12 dogs.

Katherine Jackson in Gary, IN

Childhood home of Michael Jackson, 2300 Jackson Street, Gary, Indiana.
Photo Credit: Volkan Yüksel

Katherine Jackson, proud mother of 10 children including the famed Jackson Five, grew up in Alabama but moved to Gary, Indiana shortly after her marriage to Joseph Jackson. It was in a small two-bedroom house in this town that she gave birth to and raised her extremely talented family.

Shirley Partridge in San Pueblo, CA

Cast of the Partridge Family
Photo Credit: ABC Television

Don't look too hard for the hometown of the Partridge Family, because it doesn't actually exist. In the 1970s, America fell in love with Shirley Partridge, widowed mother of five children and bank teller-turned singer in the fictitious town of San Pueblo, California. Shirley Jones, the actress behind the TV mom, is herself a mother of three sons.

Angelina Jolie in Provence, France

Abbaye de Sénanque in Provence, France
Photo Credit: Andrea Schaffer - flickr

Angelina Jolie has made more than one home (and more than one baby) with her hottie hubby Brad Pitt, but one of the most spectacular is the Chateau Miraval wine estate in Provence, France. It was in France that Angelina gave birth to her twins (her fifth and sixth children), but they haven't slowed her down; Brangelina released their first wine -- a rosé -- in 2012.

Cher in Malibu, CA

Malibu Beach
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Music icon Cher became a mom when she gave birth to Chastity Bono on March 4, 1969. Chastity grew up in Sonny and Cher's Malibu home and publicly came out as a lesbian when she was 18. Chastity underwent a two-year female-to-male gender transformation starting in 2008 and is now legally named Chaz.

Princess Diana in Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace
Photo Credit: Jim Linwood - flickr

Princess Diana, known for her celebrity status as part of the British Royal Family as well as her charitable works, was the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (and potential future king) and Prince Harry of Wales. Princess Di raised her two children in London's Kensington Palace, the same palace where Prince William and Princess Kate are preparing to welcome their own child in July 2013.

Olivia Manning in New Orleans, LA

Home of Olivia Manning in the New Orleans Garden District
Photo Credit: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar - flickr

You may not recognize the name or face of Olivia Manning, but you're certainly familiar with her children. Born in Mississippi, Olivia relocated to New Orleans after she married Saints quarterback Archie Manning. The couple have three sons, Payton (Colts and Broncos), Eli (Giants) and Cooper. The couple currently live in the Garden District of NOLA.

Maureen Robinson on the Jupiter 2, Somewhere in Outer Space

Drs. John and Maureen Robinson
Photo Credit: CBS Television

Dr. Maureen Robinson, mother of Judy, Penny and Will of the 50s series Lost in Space, should win some sort of motherhood award for spending so much time stuck aboard a spaceship with three kids, a husband and not a single girls' night out. June Lockhart, the actress who played Maureen, also played a mother in the TV series Lassie. She also has two kids in real life.



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