Can you match these iconic women of TV to their famous children?

Like mother, like child! Both are TV stars!


It is the thrill of a lifetime to see your children follow in your footsteps. It must be even more so if you are a celebrity. Sometimes the apple does not fall far from the tree.

The following women all made name for themselves in Hollywood. Their kids also became television stars in their own right. 

See if you can remember these celebrity families and test your television trivia!

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  1. Barbara Hale of 'Perry Mason' later guest-starred alongside her son who played which TV superhero?
  2. Shirley Jones of 'The Partridge Family' saw her son play half of which Seventies TV detective duo?
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  3. Here is Janet Leigh on 'Columbo'. Her daughter starred on a 1977 sitcom called 'Operation Petticoat'. Who is she?
  4. Here is Patty Duke of 'The Patty Duke Show' of course. Her child acted in 'The Goonies' and 'Stranger Things'. Who is it?
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  5. Bombshell Jayne Mansfield was nearly cast as Ginger on 'Gilligan's Island'. Her daughter has had the starring role on which series for more than 20 seasons?
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  6. Peggy Lipton was the queen of cool on 'The Mod Squad'. Her daughter starred on which hit NBC sitcom?
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  7. Gloria Loring sang the theme song to 'The Facts of Life'. Now, her son judges singers on which popular competition series?
  8. Lucille Ball cast her daughter Lucie Arnaz to play her onscreen child in which sitcom?
  9. Here is Anne Meara of 'Rhoda'. Her son had his own series in the '90s. Which was it?
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  10. Lisa Bonet headlined the sitcom 'A Different World'. Her daughter can currently be seen as the star of which streaming series?
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  11. Here is Diane Ladd aboard 'The Love Boat'. Her daughter played a character named Diane on which cult TV series?

Can you match these iconic women of TV to their famous children?

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MeFanFromSavan 1 month ago
10/11 Missed Lisa Bonet question, I don't "stream series."
tbrian 4 months ago
You got 10 out of 11

Guessed on a few
robyni23 39 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
Sometimes it helps to call your mother for help. How did you do?
Missed #10. Wasn't sure what show Zoe Kravitz was on.
MarkSpeck 47 months ago
10 out of 11. Don't know what talent show Robin Thicke is a judge on, and frankly I don't care.
MrBill 48 months ago
10/11; much better than I did a month ago
LynCarceo 48 months ago
8 out of 11. isn't Jerry Seinfield related to Anne Meara and her husband?
EllisClevenger LynCarceo 48 months ago
I can find no familial connection between Anne Meara and her husband, Jerry Stiller with Jerry Seinfeld.
Pacificsun EllisClevenger 21 months ago
It was Ben Stiller as the son.
Mimi1130 LynCarceo 18 months ago
No, but her husband Jerry Stiller played George Costanza's dad on Seinfeld. That's probably what you were thinking of.
foxman 48 months ago

I got 7/11. I was a little confused on a few when I didn't who the person was in the question.
RB 48 months ago
Missed one, and lucky-guessed another one, due to not being familiar with more modern TV series. I knew whose mothers Peggy Lipton and Lisa Bonet are, but I didn't know what show either of their daughters starred in. Guessed right in one case, wrong in the other. 10/11 overall. (And calling my mother would not have helped.)
RoberttheWallace 50 months ago
Also--I wholeheartedly agree with poster Carol Kelley. . .Jayne Mansfield would indeed be Very proud of her daughter Mariska Hargitay; she's so talented and a gifted actress. It's a deep shame that her Mother wasn't afforded the same opportunity to better show off her dramatic prowess! " Law And Order: SVU " is one of my Most Beloved shows { in the Very same Strata as the original " Hawaii Five-O " }! ! !
Mariska was in the car in June 1967, when mom Jayne was killed at only 34. Jayne was very smart, and played the dumb blonde superbly. Jayne was not the first to be very smart and play a dumb blonde. 17 years earlier, Judy Holliday also played the idea to perfection in "Born Yesterday" (1950). Tragically, Judy also met an early death at only 43 from breast cancer in June 1965.
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