Curtis Swanson, Mesa, Ariz.
She has never been seen in six seasons of the nerdy CBS sitcom, but Carol Ann Susi always makes her presence known — vocally, that is. The actress plays big-throated Jewish mother Mrs. Wolowitz, who is always heard yelling off-screen at her geeky son, Howard (played by Simon Helberg). Susi has had plenty of face time on TV comedies since the 1970s, including appearances on Married With Children, Seinfeld, Mad About You and Murphy Brown.
Contributing: Brian Truitt